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"
Bus01. How the Dutch Tax Office put a fire under Connections Activities
Wednesday, March 23 | 11:45 - 12:30 | B. Neptune
Hear how a Dutchman and an Australian on opposite sides of the world had the same idea at the same time to revolutionize Connections Activities. Improve Productivity Thru Clever Design, bringing a more intuitive visual interface to Activities to help users get work done.
Adam Brown (ISW) @adambrownaus
Robert van den Breemen (Dutch Tax Office) @rvbreemen
Bus06. IBM Connections: Mastering a Rollout for up to 600 kingdoms and 12 000 Users (University of Zurich)
Thursday, March 24 | 14:45 - 15:30 | B. Neptune
Learn how the University of Zurich is mastering the rollout of IBM Connections throughout the organization. They faced challenges regarding one solution that should fit all the different needs in a highly decentralized educational environment. Learn what was done wrong first, what we learned and what worked out in the end.
The intertwining technology trends of analytics, cloud, mobile and social are forever altering the way employees engage with one another, and with partners and customers. Join Inhi Cho as she discusses how IBM is transforming enterprise social and email solutions to help leading companies get ahead and take advantage of these trends. See how business communications can be taken to the next level with stronger analytics, integration with public social media, user-centric design, rapid cloud delivery and innovation, and broad ecosystem support. Also see some of our latest innovations come to life with onstage demos of our latest capabilities in IBM Verse, IBM Connections, Project Toscana and more.
We close up with Warp-Speed Sponsoring!
Inhi Cho Suh (IBM) @inhicho
Suzanne Livingston (IBM) @suzielivingston
Christopher Crummey (IBM) @ccrummey
Sarah Gibbons (IBM) @segibb
Str04. Engaging your next workforce in the collaborative era.
Thursday, March 24 | 14:45 - 15:30 | A. Foyer
Themes covered in the talk would include: How the future of work will be around collaboration, culture and coaching Millennial myths and getting away from the stereotype How Millennials use and drive adoption of collaboration tools in the workplace How Millennials want to be mentored and managed and what it means for those at Engage Empowering Millennials with collaboration tools How IBM's Millennials disrupt and drive transformation with its own Millennial Corps What developers and users of IBM's collaboration tools need to be aware of with Millennials How Millennials are changing the culture of organisations
Andrew Grill (IBM) @andrewgrill
Str09. Is your company culture ready for collaborative business and which road to take?
Wednesday, March 23 | 13:30 - 14:30 | E. Pluto
Do you know what your employees need to collaborate effectively? How do you ask the right questions for needs rather than functionality? Do you know the perceived company culture? Your company culture is the start point for your social business journey. Where do you stand now? Where do you need to go? What are the primary focus areas that would work for you? What approach is right for you? Through our specific developed survey held among all employees at your organization you get a better understanding of the perceived company culture and a better way to asses the collaboration need and current status of collaboration practices. From there on we plan your social business journey. We pick one of four specific flavors from Silverside’s 3G adoption approach to set the course that is right for you. We will demonstrate our social business culture test with findings from a customer, representing their company culture as a person, and the path forward to becoming a social business in the adoption approach suited to this culture.
Sasja Beerendonk (Silverside) @sbeerendonk
Roland Driesen (Silverside) @rolanddriesen
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.