The location for our 10th major event: the ss Rotterdam!
Note the dates in your agenda:
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 22-23, 2018
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Notice that each track has its own page. Click one of the tracks above to switch between them
Here's the 2-day agenda and the floorplan of the Chassé Theater.

 

Sp1. Opening General Session

Monday, March 17 | 09:00 - 11:00 | A

Download: Engage2014_KeynoteIBM.pdf

"Energizing Life's Work" is the powerful vision that guides every aspect of the IBM software business. In the kickoff to our 6th annual meeting, Katrina Troughton, IBM Vice President, Social Business & Smarter Workforce Solutions, will discuss and show how IBM solutions make a difference in (and energize) the lives of employees, customers, and citizens -- every day and in every corner of the globe.
Katrina will also provide the latest news on IBM branding and product strategies for the social business, social mail, and smarter workforce portfolios.

Katrina Troughton (IBM) @kathytroughton
Kramer Reeves (IBM) @KramerReeves
Suzanne Livingston (IBM) @suzielivingston

Katrina Troughton has more than 23 years experience in the IT industry with more than 18 years in management and general management roles in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and emerging markets.
She has recently been named the Vice President for ICS worldwide responsible for IBM's social business and smarter work-force solutions, and has just relocated to New York to take up this role after spending 5 years in Shanghai.
Katrina is married with 3 children, Nicholas (11), Benjamin (9) and Daniel (4 years). She enjoys tennis and skiing, along with travelling in her spare time.

Kramer Reeves has over 16 years experience in the enterprise software industry, 12 of which at IBM. He is currently Director of Product Management for Collaboration Solutions inside IBM Software Group.
In this role, Kramer leads a world-wide team and overall business responsibilities for key product lines including IBM's messaging and collaboration solutions; unified communications software; and the workforce productivity portfolio.

Over the past 15 years, Suzanne Livingston has held a variety of roles within software development, including development, design, user research, and now product management. She is currently the lead product manager for IBM Connections, a social software suite for businesses and organizations.
In the role of senior product manager, she works to define the overall social software strategy, develops and drives product requirements with engineering and design, works with customers and partners to shape the product, and publicizes the product through demonstrations and presentations at numerous industry events.
She joined IBM through IBM Research’s Collaborative User Experience group as a user researcher on the Unified Activity Management project and a developer and usability specialist on the Reinventing Email project.


Sp2. Speedsponsoring

Monday, March 17 | 18:15 - 19:15 | Sponsor Area

No Slides available

Stay for the 'Speedsponsoring' on Monday evening.
It's fast, frantic and fun - and in just 3 minutes you'll learn something cool about each of our sponsors.
On top of that: the BAR is open, and you might win something too!
Engage (All Sponsors)

Acuity
BCC
Crossware Mail Signature
EASI
Ephox
Groupwave
HADSL
IBM Benelux
ilionx Internet & Collaboration Solutions 
London Developer Co-op
Omni Technology Solutions Inc.
OnTime
Optis
panagenda
Pipalia LTD
PIXELIXIR
Silverside
Sogeti
TimeToAct Group
We4IT
Ytria


Sp3. Ask IBM

Tuesday, March 18 | 16:00 - 17:00 | A

No Slides available

The full IBM team will be on hand to answer your questions about product strategy, market positioning, licensing and pricing, roadmaps, integration, tough developer questions and more!
We welcome those questions you could never quite figure out who to ask!
This lively session promises to provide new insights, ideas and as you'd expect: entertainment.
Ask IBM (IBM) @IBMConnect

All IBM staff present.


Sp4. Closing Session

Tuesday, March 18 | 17:05 - 17:30 | A

No Slides available

Always fun, and a big chance of winning a cool prize. We got several great giveaways.
The bar is open till 18.30h
Theo Heselmans (Xceed / Engage) @theoheselmans

Theo Heselmans is an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions. In 1993 he started working as a Notes/Domino consultant with version 3. He delighted (and still does) many customers with custom applications (complex CRM systems, Web content management solutions, project and document management, Reporting, ...).
14 years ago he founded his own company Xceed, now a proud member of the Penumbra Group.
For over 5 years now, he is responsible for Engage (aka BLUG). During their events he gives users, speakers, IBMers and Business Partners the opportunity to share information, collaborate and network. Theo visits other LUGs regularly, and has been to 19 Connect/Lotusphere conferences.
He is an avid believer in all things 'Social'. He loves to talk about Notes, Engage/BLUG, Excel (and wine)!


Sp5. Things I Wish I'd Known 10 Year's Ago

Monday, March 17 | 12:45 - 13:30 | D

No Slides available

Remember 2004? The launch of Facebook, Lance Armstrong winning his 6th Tour de France, the summer Olympics in Greece and IBM making a commitment to Lotus Workplace during Lotusphere 2004.
At least one of those was a roaring success but what were you doing back then, what did you think you'd be doing in 2014 and what do you really really wish you'd known 10 years ago....
Nerd Girls @nerdgirlsrule

Lots of girl power at Engage:
Gabriella Davis, Francie Tanner, Kathy Brown, Kitty Elsmore, Susan Bulloch, Femke Goedhart


Sp6. This Week in Lotus

Tuesday, March 18 | 12:45 - 13:30 | B


The roundtable discussion of all things Social, Collaboration, Technology and Community...
Brought to you live from Engage in Breda.
Be part of the legend.
Grab lunch and ask tough questions. You might get them answered too :-)
TWIL @ThisWeekInLotus

Your host: Stuart McIntyre