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"
Adm01. Back from the Dead: When Bad Code Kills a Good Server
Thursday, March 24 | 08:00 - 08:45 | C. Jupiter
It's Friday and a new customer calls. Their mission critical app is taking :05 to open documents and the users are quite concerned. Where do you start when handed a 20 year old application you have never seen, on a server you barely know? Join two IBM Champions as they dissect a complex Domino performance problem from both the administration and development side to provide a complete customer solution. The session includes best practices around problem solving techniques and a checklist you can use internally to solve quickly problems you encounter.
Bill Malchisky (Effective Software Solutions, LLC) @billmalchisky
Serdar Başeğmez (Developi) @serdar_basegmez
Adm03. Logs Logs Logs: True Tales of Best (and Worst) Customer Practices
Thursday, March 24 | 16:00 - 17:00 | C. Jupiter
Properly logging and monitoring what happens in your Domino environment is critically important for both security and performance. Be it Domino, Sametime, or Traveler operating on-prem. or in hybrid and cloud environments, it is vital to have an understanding of log data structure, what is (or isn't) logged and why, and how to search logs effectively. In this in-depth session, we'll examine all of these aspects through a discussion of best (and worst) practices regarding user activity, log analysis, security incident investigation, and more—all culled directly from hundreds of customers’ real-world experiences. You will walk away from this presentation with a solid understanding of your log architecture, the means to set up notifications for when things go wrong, and faster ways to find what you are looking for.
Benedek Menesi (Ytria)
Adm05. Building & Deploying SHA2 Certificates
Thursday, March 24 | 11:30 - 12:30 | D. Saturn
Two years ago enabling your site with SSL was a simple affair, buy a certificate or create your own, install it then just remember to renew it every couple of years. Then suddenly security holes are being found in SSL virtually every month , popular browsers stop connecting to your site to protect themselves, and you’re continually being told your users data is at risk. In this session we will discuss how it all went wrong and can go wrong again then go through each step of requesting, generating and deploying a 4096 SHA-2 certificate to use in a keyfile by Domino, IBM Connections, IBM Sametime and other WebSphere products. If you work with these IBM products and need to secure them as strongly as possible this session will show you how."
Gabriella Davis (The Turtle Partnership) @gabturtle
Com06. Customer Case Study Ricoh Europe: “Enhancing end user experience and TCO of the European IBM Notes landscape”
Wednesday, March 23 | 14:45 - 15:30 | A. Foyer
Ricoh Europe is using IBM Notes/Domino for decades in order to provide its 18,000 employees with a collaboration and messaging landscape that is rich in its feature set and flexible enough to allow for rapid adaption to almost any foreseeable demand coming from the business. In this session Richard Boer (Messaging Collaboration Support Engineer, Ricoh Europe PLC) and Florian Vogler (CEO&CTO, panagenda) will provide customer insight into Ricoh´s fast moving IT environment and will demo how those massive change programs were enabled by and executed with panagenda MarvelClient. Topics covered in this session include datacenter moves, centralization, application moves, zero-touch client upgrades, standardization, the resulting improvement of end user experience, as well as the ongoing TCO optimization.
Richard Boer (Ricoh Europe PLC)
Florian Vogler (panagenda) @panvof
Rnd12. Turning Digital Disruption into Successful Transformation
Cloud, migrations, cognitive and integration - regardless of your current strategy, IT today undoubtedly impacts customer success in unprecedented ways. Join Francie Tanner and Florian Vogler to discuss diverse topics disrupting companies - not just IT - such as change adoption, security, data management, IoT and millenial topics while also sharing coping strategies to create success.
Florian Vogler (panagenda) @panvof
Francie Tanner (panagenda) @akafrancie
Str05. IBM Project “Hawthorn" - Today, Tomorrow and Beyond!
Thursday, March 24 | 16:00 - 17:00 | A. Foyer
Since IBM introduced “Project Hawthorn” (aka IBM mail support for MS Outlook) many customers have been taking advantage of this new deployment option to provide Mail to users using their client of preference. Project Hawthorn provides the unique capability of “Bring Your Own Client (BYOC)” by allowing them to use MS Outlook without having to replace the IBM Domino platform. Use this in conjunction with the Notes Browser Plugin and XPages and provide a unique experience. Come to this session and walk away with a clear understanding of IBM’s strategy (OnPrem and Cloud), Best Practices, Step by Step instructions and tons of tips from the field.
Luis Guirigay (IBM) @lguiriga
Andy Yiu (IBM)
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.