verb: engage; 3rd person present: engages; past tense: engaged; past participle: engaged; gerund or present participle: engaging
1. occupy or attract (someone's interest or attention).
"he ploughed on, trying to outline his plans and engage Sutton's attention"
synonyms: capture, catch, arrest, grab, seize, draw, attract, gain, win, captivate, hold, grip, engross, absorb, occupy
"the tasks must engage the children's interest"
involve someone in (a conversation or discussion).
"they attempted to engage Anthony in conversation"
2. participate or become involved in.
"organizations engage in a variety of activities"
synonyms: participate in, take part in, join in, become involved in, go in for, partake in/of, occupy oneself with, throw oneself into; share in, play a part in, play a role in, be a participant in, be associated with, have a hand in, be a party to, enter into, undertake, embark on, set about, launch into
"they like to engage in active sports"
establish a meaningful contact or connection with.
"the teams needed to engage with local communities"
Adm04. Be the captain of your IBM Connections Deployment
Wednesday, March 23 | 16:00 - 17:00 | D. Saturn
Depending on deployment size, operating system and security considerations you have different options to consider when deploying or upgrading IBM Connections. This session will show good and bad examples on how to do it from multiple customer deployments. Main topics include : simple (documented) tasks that should be applied, missing documentation, automated user synchronization, TDI solutions and user synchronization, performance tuning, security optimizing and planning Single Sign On. We will also cover Connections migration and upgrades - from the pros and cons of side-by-side and in-place migrations and what to do if something should go wrong . This is valuable information that will help you to be successful in your next IBM Connections deployment or upgrade project. Don't miss it.
Christoph Stoettner (Panagenda) @stoeps
Sharon Bellamy James (Cube Soft Consulting) @socialshazza
Adm06. Plugins for IBM Connections
Thursday, March 24 | 16:00 - 17:00 | B. Neptune
Discover the power of plugins that can be used for IBM Connections. In my company these are heavily used, and they have been the key factor in getting users to adapting Connections, since it makes it much faster for them to share documents and emails, and increase collaboration. Learn how administrators can skin and brand the plugins to fit with their company logo, colors and templates. We show you how we have created our own document types which also can be used via the plugins via CCM/CECE.
Hogne Bø Pettersen (Brunvoll AS) @elfworld
Adm08. Help, my Travelers complain about performance, what to do ??
Wednesday, March 23 | 11:45 - 12:30 | E. Pluto
This session is about IBM Traveler and the most common issues you can get regards performance, hang situations etc. You will get a guidance to solve some common problems you can encounter after you have set up your server and users start (over)using your server. Come over to the session and you will receive some great tips how to detect if your server is doing well.
Kris De Bisschop (GroupWave) @debisschopk
Bus07. A year in the cloud
Thursday, March 24 | 11:30 - 12:30 | E. Pluto
In September 2014 I started managing the project to move the European and Asian user community from Notes/Domino/Quickr to Connections Cloud. Come and hear about how we did it and why it has been to a greater extent a success and learn about the things you shouldn't do.
Steve McDonagh (AVX Limited) @dominoyesmaybe
Eme04. Salesforce for Domino Dogs
Thursday, March 24 | 13:30 - 14:30 | E. Pluto
Body: Salesforce, the current big boy on the block for fast business collaboration and the darling of many a director does things very differently from how the IBM world always has. But in the ways some things are very different, many things are similar. Domino has users, policies, server security, databases, lotusscript and more. What is all that on force.com? In this session 2 pleasant(ish) guides will take you through the jungle from a Domino perspective, point out the clear paths, the most obvious spike traps and where there be tigers!!
The questions you want(ed) to ask in the Notes, Domino and Verse related update sessions.
Andy Yiu (IBM)
Str13. What's New in IBM Notes and IBM Domino
Thursday, March 24 | 09:00 - 10:00 | A. Foyer
We've been hard at work in turning innovations into experiences that will make you and your organization even more productive and responsive. Buckle up and join us for a journey through what's new and what's coming in the cloud and in the on-premises products that make up IBM's messaging portfolio. This session will explore new capabilities in IBM Notes, IBM iNotes, IBM Connections Mail and Domino. And the overall roadmap for ND & Verse on-premises and how you can leverage your exiting licensing to position yourself to a future cloud transition! As always, this session will be packed with demos of the latest features and previews of future additions!
Andy Yiu (IBM)
Uffe Sorensen (IBM) @uffesorensen
I have been to numerous events over the years and this was be far the best one I can remember. The structure, venue and content was great.
Wonderful event, one of the best I have been to. Focused on IBM Notes/Domino and Connections. Just what I want.
Theo (and team) did it again ! A very professional conference, with a great value for me as a Customer!
My first Engage, and despite the long travel distance for me, hopefully not the last.
It's a privilege to be able to attend Engage and this year was, most probably, one of the very best out there!!
Awesome event, for sure an organizational masterpiece. Excellent! It's hard to believe the Engage staff is not organizing conferences as principal job ;-)
It was the best event I attended so far. And I attend about 5-8 each year!
2nd time for me attending Engage, but it was incredible again! 2 days packed with extremely informational content, a great venue and a great community!
We did more business and collected more leads during Engage 2017 in Antwerp, than at IBM Connect in San Francisco.
As a first-timer I didn't really know what to expect. The organization of the event positively surprised me!
A premiere event that rivals anything produced by any other organization. Great job...AGAIN!!!
It's a treat to always keep coming back for more! Well done, once again, and look forward to the 10th edition next year!
It is mind boggling to see two people create an event that rivals those put on by larger vendors with dozens of resources.
And huge thanks to Theo and the others for giving me my first international speaking engagement!
Theo is a legend, Theo has style. And he is putting together the best event in this space, year after year.
Engage was my first UG as a speaker and it has developed into arguably the premier user group for ICS in Europe.
Yet again a brilliantly done event. One that is used as the yard-stick by which all other user group events are measured.
Theo and Hilde did it again: Engage was bigger than last year, venue was impressive and the event most successful.
It was a pleasure, due to the efforts of Theo his team, the sponsors, the location and the participants. Much appreciated!
I was extremely impressed on all levels. Thank you to Theo Heselmans for the opportunity to speak at this event!
I’ve been to several of the past Engage conferences and Theo always puts on a great event but this was better than ever.
What can one say about this Engage, Eindhoven, NL. It is in fact THE European user group meeting,...
Theo Heselmans has raised the bar yet again as to what can be achieved with organizing an IBM User Group event.