Marks Miller’s Fourth Consecutive Year as IBM Champion

ST. LOUIS, MO. (December 17, 2013) – Connectria Hosting, a global managed and cloud hosting provider, today announced Chris Miller, Connectria’s Director of Messaging & Collaboration, has been recognized as an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions.

IBM Champions are “non-IBMers” who evangelize IBM solutions, share their knowledge and help grow the community of professionals focused on social business and IBM Collaboration Solutions. IBM Champions spend a considerable amount of their own time, energy and resources on community efforts — organizing and leading user group events, answering questions in forums, contributing wiki articles and applications, publishing podcasts, sharing instructional videos and more.

This marks the fourth consecutive year Chris Miller has been recognized as an IBM Champion. Chris joins an elite group of 87 individuals from 18 different countries to receive this honor.

“Chris is widely recognized around the globe as an expert in IBM Collaboration Solutions, including Lotus Notes/Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Social Enterprise,” noted Rich Waidmann, Connectria President and CEO. “Chris exemplifies Connectria’s commitment and hosting expertise on IBM platforms, which sets us apart among other hosting partners. We are proud of Chris’ achievements and congratulate him on this distinction.”

Chris Miller speaks at conferences and events around 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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