Rene Schimmer (HCL)

As Director Product Management for HCL Connections I work with world wide customers and partners to communicate strategy and roadmap and to engage in active dialogues on key business challenges. My career covers more than 20 years as a Product Manager for various enterprise software offerings (from web hosting, B2B online marketing, web content-, document-, enterprise content-, business process-management, to ESN). Previous to joining HCL I enjoyed 8 years managing IBM Connections.

My Sessions

Defining external collaboration


You’ve helped us craft some Big Ideas in the original #LetsConnect jams, now let’s get a bit more granular as we build our future together. One of the top areas you’ve identified is around roles & permissions in Connections, particularly around external user support. Join us for an interactive workshop where we’ll define the external […]

HCL Workshop

Aha readout roundtable


In a little over a year since launching we have gathered well over 1,200 ideas in the Aha portal. We have reviewed and organized every entry, and in this session we will share a summary of the output and the major themes we are seeing across the suggestions. We also want to get your feedback […]

Development HCL

Connections roadmap deep dive


We’ve been saying that the future is bright for Connections… come learn everything we have in store! We’ll cover near-term and longer-term plans for Connections, Connections Engagement Center and the entire portfolio, on-premises and Cloud, and the new features and opportunities the roadmap will open up for you and your users.

HCL Keynote