HCL Ambassador

Nominate Me? Please?

Yes, it’s that magic time of the year again, where I ask you if you’d like to nominate me as an HCL Ambassador for next year.

So what is an HCL Ambassador? Here’s what HCL themselves write about the role:

Being an HCL Ambassador is a distinction that HCL awards select members of the community that are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their HCL knowledge with others.

HCL Ambassador are just that, “Ambassadors” of HCL Software’s products. They are not employees of HCL. Their commitment to sharing their expertise has a huge positive impact on the HCL community – whether they are blogging, writing books, speaking, running workshops, creating tutorials and classes, offering support in forums, or organizing and contributing to local events – they help make HCL’s mission of making technology play nice, possible.

HCL Ambassador are eager to bring their technical expertise to new audiences both in-person and online around the world.

HCL Ambassador is a yearly appointment and is initiated or renewed through this self and peer nomination process.

What does this mean for you? It means that I get access to a lot of betas, cool stuff, information and other things that makes me a valuable source of information for you.

I’m also able to function as a liaison directly between you and the product administrators at HCL. I’ve done this several times in the past few years when people have asked me about licensing, upgrades and other technical questions.

It also means it’s easier for me to run the Nordic Collaboration User Group, since I get direct access to program and product managers. This also means it’s easier for me to get you help, support and other assets that might a benefit for you.

So, how do you nominate me? You go to this form, whichi us running on Domino Volt, select that you want to nominate someone else, and fill out some of the stuff you think I should be recognised for.

If you have a story about something I helped you directly with or another story that demonstrates why you think I should continue being an ambassador, please share that in the form.

Here are some helpful hints about me:

First name: Hogne Bø
Last name: Pettersen
Email: hbp at elfworld dot org
Country: Norway
Company: Brainworker AS
Job title: Consultant
Relationship to HCL: Partner
Current HCL Ambassador: Yes
HCL Brand: Digital Solutions
Products: Domino/Notes, Domino Volt, Sametime and Connections
Blog: https://domino.elfworld.org
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hbpettersen/
Twitter: @NordicCUG
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hognebp

Overview: I’m constantly blogging about HCL products, I run the Nordic Collaboration User Group and I develop Domino based solutions and help customers upgrade and contribute user training. I’m also helping everyone who asks me about HCL products.


1. I run the Nordic Collaboration User Group and work on putting on conferences and webinars. I blog frequently on the user group’s blog and social media, help people get in touch with each other and with HCL and I send out a monthly newsletter about the HCL collaboration portfolio.

2. I run my own personal blog where I focus on HCL’s collaboration platforms, especially Notes and Domino. I have for the last two years been running a Notes tips series which is very popular and well received.

3. I’ve taken part in the beta testing of Notes/Domino, both V12 and V12.0.1 as well as the testing of Nomad for Web. In both beta programs I’ve posted feedback, errors and taken part in the forum discussions for the beta testing program.

4. I was the person who started initiative towards HCL to get Nordic languages for Notes/Domino. I also tested the Norwegian Notes client and gave feedback on it before it was released to the public.

And please, let me know if you nominate me.

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