Connectria Hosting's Director of Messaging & Collaboration Named 2011 IBM Champion for Exceptional Contributions to Building a Smarter Planet

ST. LOUIS, MO (August 12, 2011) - Connectria Hosting is delighted to announce Chris Miller, Director of Messaging & Collaboration, has been chosen as a 2011 IBM Champion. The IBM Champion program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community - and rewards these contributors by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. An IBM Champion is an IT professional, business leader, developer, or educator who influences and mentors others to help them make best use of IBM solutions and services. IBM Champions are not employees of IBM. This year, Miller was one of only 50 men and women worldwide to receive this notable award.

In Miller's role at Connectria Hosting, he is responsible for the overall technical direction of their Lotus/IBM practice which includes technologies such as, Domino, Sametime, LearningSpace, Domino.Doc, Websphere, Quickplace, and IBM Lotus Workplace. He has worked with customers such as Ecko Unlimited, Evolve24, Fremantle Media, and many others in providing Lotus Domino support. Miller speaks at conferences and events aroun d the world such as View Admin, Lotusphere, Lotusphere Europe, BLUG, NLLUG, ILUG, and many others. He is founder of IamLUG, the North American Lotus User Group, which has been hosting a conference annually since 2009. Miller has received numerous other awards and accolades for his work in the technology community, including being a 3 time Lotus Award winner, and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Miller is also the founder of Spiked Studio Productions, a podcast network that brings together numerous podcasts which he organizes on topics such as, social media and various Lotus related technical matters. Follow Chris Miller on his blog at, or on any social media site under the name IdoNotes.

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