Mark your calendar for our 11th 2-day event!
Save the dates:
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 14-15, 2019
Autoworld, Parc du Cinquantenaire - Jubelpark in Brussels, Belgium

Here's the 2-day agenda and the floorplan of the Chassé Theater.

 

Bus01. The Salvation Army NL: How the Army benefits from using IBM products

Tuesday, March 18 | 08:00 - 08:45 | C

See here: how-the-army-benefits-from-using-ibm-software

Learn how the Salvation Army benefits from using IBM software, from desktop to mobile. A show and tell session from a user perspective.
Friso van den Berg (The Salvation Army) @frisovandenberg

Friso van den Berg, head of ICT, The Salvation Army Services Foundation in the Netherlands. Friso is responsible for the IT & T environment of the Salvation Army Services Foundation and within the Salvation Army Netherlands one of the major promoters of IBM solutions. After 12 years having worked for Postbank (ING Group) in 2008, he moved to the Salvation Army and give the IT department a boost, Friso was already familiar with Lotus in 1997 (CC Mail, Lotus 123) but only in 2008 there was a renewed acquaintance as the Salvation Army worldwide used Lotus Notes. He was the initiator of the migration to version 8.5 and got more Lotus products introduced within the organization that has approximately 2,700 automated workplaces. Friso is a speaker on several occasions about IBM products and the use of them within the Salvation Army and he's an IBM Champion ICS.


Bus02. Connect, it WorX! for Secretaries

Monday, March 17 | 11:30 - 12:30 | C

See here: secretary-worx-at-saxion-university

Connect, it WorX for secretaries
Get secretaries on board in the HR Saxion WorX (New Way of Work) program! In the secretary WorX co-creation user adoption program, secretaries started their journey together to define their persona, their work and their role as ‘spiders in the web’. They also defined all the tools, agreements and behavior necessary to be the result-oriented, efficient worker that enjoys doing her work from any place and time – and achieving more effectiveness in unburdening the manager. They defined how to use the Connections collaborative tools to achieve more substitutability and knowledge sharing. This actually got them to ‘get’ Connections for what it can do for them.
Join this session if you want to learn about the adoption program, the way we did this, learn about the effect and how we made it fun and ‘of themselves’.
Marion Vrielink (Saxion) @MVrielink
Sasja Beerendonk (e-office) @sbeerendonk

Marion Vrielink is Consultant ICT and project manager for user adoption program Connect at Saxion University. Marion is a Social worker and love to collaborate.

Sasja Beerendonk is a Collaboration Consultant at e-office, where she enjoys working since 2004.
She is a proud IBM Champion for 2014.
Sasja is very enthusiastic about helping employees make the most of IT tools.
Presently Sasja consults with clients on a user-adoption strategy for their (social) collaboration software, to really embed in their daily work activities.
Sasja is passionate about social software, cats/dogs and spinach.


Bus03. ICS Community Management - 100 Days into the Journey

Monday, March 17 | 14:45 - 15:30 | C

Download: Engage2014_100daysintothejourney.pdf

Join this session for a peek into a day in the life of your new ICS Community Manager. Oliver Heinz will talk about some of the key attributes of a Community Manager, how to address different target audiences and communication channels as well as how to run a successful community online presence. We will also step through the various facets of SocialBizUG.org available to community members to build their own online presence and get tips and technical advice about the IBM Collaboration Solutions world.
Oliver Heinz (IBM) @oliheinz

As Community Manager for IBM Collaboration Solutions, Oliver works with these fantastic groups of dedicated professionals:
- IBM Champions for ICS
- Global Customer Partnership Council (GCPC)
- Global User Groups related to ICS products and technologies
- SocialBizUG.org
- and the overall ICS Community
He joined IBM in 1999 and has held various Product and Project Management roles since then.
Outside of IBM, Oliver is passionate about his family, photography, tennis and fine food.


Bus04. Social Communication & IBM Sametime 9

Tuesday, March 18 | 09:00 - 10:00 | C

See here: social-communications-ibm-sametime-9

Using IBM Sametime is a must have for companies willing to become a Social Business: “Because Social Isn't Social If You Can't Communicate”.
This session will give you an overview of the new IBM Sametime 9 capabilities, and growth path to integrate with Video Conferencing Solutions.
And, at the end, we will share with you tips and tricks for user adoption.
Vincent Perrin (Polycom) @vperrin
Marco Janssen (Acuity) @Marco_Janssen

Vincent Perrin is Polycom UC Solutions Architect with 10-year experience in IT Technical Sales for the B2B market (both small medium businesses and large accounts) with broad experience in all aspects of Collaboration, Social Networking and Unified Communications. He is also IBM Champion 2013-2014, certified on IBM Sametime 9 and an ex-IBM specialized in Social communications in Europe. His day to day job is to help companies to understand and implement UC solutions based on Polycom & IBM technologies in Europe.

Marco Janssen is an IBM Certified Sametime 9 administrator with 7 years experience in IBM Collaboration Software. At Acuity he is responsible for designing and implementing small to large IBM Sametime infrastructures. As part of every IBM Sametime 9 implementation it is his task to educate the customers IT staff in managing and maintaining the newly implemented IBM Sametime infrastructure. Related to IBM Sametime, Marco has over 4 years of experience in testing and implementing Polycom Video Conferencing solutions in IBM Sametime infrastructures.


Com01. No Compromise on Compliance: Streamline Administration, Save Time and Money

Monday, March 17 | 16:00 - 17:00 | A

See here: ibm-connect-2014-spot114-nocompromiseoncompliance

Daily administration of the IBM Collaboration Solutions environment can be manual, tedious and cost-intensive. Mismanagement can also pose significant security issues and can also result in legal ramifications.
Whether you need to cut costs in administration, save time spent on routine tasks, or make your audit team happy, there is help available.
Specialized in administration automation and security solutions, BCC has gained an unique insight in various IBM Notes and Domino enviroments of more than 800 customers worldwide. In this session, which has been also held at IBM Connect 2014, Business Partner track, we will share the best practices on how to streamline Notes/Domino administration, enhance system and process security, and ensure compliance with legal regulations.
* Automate the user, group, and app administration processes to reduce manual tasks and avoid human errors
* Implement strict compliance with corporate administration standards and reduce administration costs
* Prevent fraud / malicious actions from inside your company and ensure compliance with legal regulations
Olaf Boerner (BCC) @OlafBoerner

Olaf Boerner is the CEO and and founder of BCC, an IBM Business Partner from Germany, and a well known member in the IBM Collaboration Solutions community. BCC has been developing solutions for IBM Notes and Domino administration needs for over 15 years.
Olaf specializes in the field of architecture and optimization of complex messaging infrastructure in Notes and Domino environments.
He is an experienced speaker presenting at German and international conferences, such as Lotusphere/Connect, DNUG, The VIEW Admin, UKLUG, MWLUG, AusLUG and others.


Com02. User Identity Management – Get It Right, First Time, Every Time!

Monday, March 17 | 16:00 - 17:00 | B

Download: Engage2014_hadsl_presentation2.pdf

HADSL FirM takes the drudgery out of user identity provisioning and management by automating your business processes and letting you delegate the right tasks to the right people. By automating your processes, onboarding, offboarding and changing users will all be configured correctly, first time, every time. With audit trails and requester / approver workflows you know who did what and with support for SPML and other automated feeds you might not need to load the Admin Client ever again! Automatically manage Traveler mobile devices as well as Active Directory users too!
Join us and find out why HADSL FirM can get things right, first time, every time! (And you might win a cool prize too!)
Tony Holder (HADSL) @BigToneUK @HADSLFirM

Tony is an IBM Champion for both 2013 and 2014. He has over 25 years experience in the IBM Software business and has spoken at IBM User Group conferences all over the world. He is a prolific traveler, hiker, runner, fly fisherman and biker, follow @BigToneUK.


Com03. Complete reconstruction of a digital newsroom, we made it web-based easy to use and also mobile.

Monday, March 17 | 16:00 - 17:00 | C

Download: Engage2014_NIS.pdf

NIS is an innovative newsroom solution, developed by experts for broadcasters and media organizations, to help spread news efficiently, easily and quickly in several forms. NIS consists of two core solutions: NIS Newsroom Computer System and NIS Media Asset Management System (NIS MAM).
Pettrie de Bondt (ilionx)

Pettrie de Bondt is the IT Architect for the ICS ilionx unit. He has over 10 years of experience in IT. Pettrie consults with clients on IT projects from begin to end. He helps to make the best and most effective business decisions by focusing on practical consideration and business value. Pettrie is passionate about all practical IT solutions but has a sweet spot for mobile applications.


Com04. Building Modern Applications Using Aveedo

Monday, March 17 | 16:00 - 17:00 | D

Download: Engage2014_BuildingNextGenerationBusinessApplications.pdf

The construction of new business applications is always expensive. And nowadays, those applications also need to work in browsers and on mobile devices. Furthermore, workflow and integration with MS Office are often frequent requirements.
Using Aveedo from We4IT, we will show you - in a live demo (what could possibly go wrong?) - just how rapidly such applications can be created through a process of configuration rather than coding.
Join us and see how easy it is to create rich, sophisticated apps that are fully accessible whether you are in the office or on the move. And all without needing to be an XPages expert.
Stefan Sucker (We4IT) @stefan_sucker
Simon Peek (We4IT) @simonspeakeasy

Stefan Sucker is managing partner of We4IT Group and a consultant since 1997 for all IBM Collaboration Solutions products. We4IT offers its customers a wide range of services and software solutions. As experts, we assist them in modernising their IBM Domino applications to the Web or to mobile devices.

Since 1996 Simon Peek has worked with dozens of companies all over the world helping them to overcome their Notes challenges. His particular areas of interest include application mobilisation, application lifecycle management and software testing.