Our major event: May 8th - 9th, 2017 is over!
The Elisabeth Center Antwerp, Belgium, was an amazing venue.
It certainly was the best Engage event ever.
Thanks everyone for making it so engaging!

Rnd01. The future of collaboration (Round Table)

Monday, May 8 | 13:30 - 14:00 | Table 1 Gorilla 1

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The future of collaboration is powerful. It's time to move past noise and splintered applications and drive true business outcomes. The future of collaboration is open, integrated, seamless, and smart. Best of all, the future is now. Come learn how ICS is making collaboration more modern and intuitive with IBM Connections, IBM Verse, Notes/Domino, and beyond.
Ed Brill (IBM) @edbrill
Lauren Maxwell (IBM) @maxwelllauren

Ed Brill is Vice President - Product Management and Design, IBM Collaboration Solutions. Brill has been part of the collaboration market for over two decades, and is the author of Opting In: Lessons in Social Business.

Lauren Maxwell is Storyteller - IBM Collaboration Solutions. She is in her third year at IBM driving adoption of social business solutions.


Rnd02. Watson Work (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 9 | 14:45 - 15:15 | Table 1 Gorilla 1

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Ann-Marie Darrough (IBM) @amdarrough
Joe Russo (IBM) @russoDesigns

Ann-Marie Darrough is the Director of Offering Management for IBM Watson Work. In this role, she leads the product teams for IBM Watson Workspace, Watson Work Services, Box Relay as well as the Box partnership. In her 18 years at IBM, Ann-Marie has rotated between lab services, technical sales and sales roles, primarily in the collaboration business unit. Previously she was both an IBM partner and customer, and keeps both of those perspectives close to her heart.

Joe Russo is a senior designer at IBM currently leading the design for Watson Work Services, the developer experience for Watson Work. Prior to this Joe worked as a designer and developer on Connections, and before that as a developer on Quickr (Quickplace).


Rnd03. Think PINK (Round Table)

Monday, May 8 | 16:00 - 16:30 | Table 1 Gorilla 1

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The future isn't just rosy, it's PINK!!
Join this roundtable to get a quick introduction to the Connections Pink plans and strategy, and then join us in an open discussion.
Ask your questions and learn how you can travel with us on the Pink journey!
Jason Roy Gary (IBM) @jasonroygary
Maureen Leland (IBM) @mvgirl

Jason Roy Gary is the Director of Software Development for IBM Connections and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. A recognized executive in social business and collaboration, within IBM, and in the global marketplace, Jason has demonstrated, in two decades of leadership, vision and drive in social collaboration, software architecture, real-time collaboration, agile transformation, open source initiatives, and situational applications. Jason has led IBM innovation efforts in social business from development engineering and services. He is an acknowledged thought leader and is widely solicited, by the industry, to speak and provide thought focus around the world.

Maureen Leland is the Chief Architect for IBM Connections AppDev and Middleware, bringing years of experience building tools for developers (Lotus Notes ViP, Domino Designer, and Lotus Component Designer) to the task of creating a true platform for Connections development. At home, Maureen is the mother of six sons, keeps five dogs from completely taking over the household, and likes to spend time with her family on Martha's Vineyard. Maureen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. Candidacy in Theoretical Chemistry from Boston University, Boston, MA.


Rnd04. Domino App Dev (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 9 | 11:30 - 12:00 | Table 1 Gorilla 1

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Martin Donnelly (IBM) @TweeterDonnelly
Brian Gleeson (IBM) @BGleesonIE

Martin Donnelly is a software architect at IBM Ireland working on various aspects of App Dev for IBM Collaboration Solutions. This includes IBM Connections customization and extensibility, Domino Designer and the XPages runtime. He is a co-author of a number of best-selling books on these topics with IBM Press, a regular speaker at ICS conferences and a board member of OpenNTF.org

Brian Gleeson is a software engineer on the App Dev team in IBM Ireland. His work includes the XPages runtime, in areas such as Responsive Web Design, Relational Database support and bringing XPages to the cloud on IBM Bluemix. He also works on IBM Connections Cloud, with a focus on the Application Registry, which provides customisation and extensibility support in Connections Cloud. He is a contributor to OpenNTF.org across a number of open source projects, presents regularly at conferences, runs tutorial workshops and collaborates with the IBM community on github, stackoverflow, twitter and through the release of blogs & video tutorials


Rnd05. Analytics (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 9 | 09:00 - 09:30 | Table 1 Gorilla 1

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Peter D'Haeyer (IBM) @pdhaeyer
Laurent Boes (IBM) @laurentboes

Peter D'Haeyer joined IBM in 2008 through the Cognos acquisition. Combining business and technical skills for more than 20 years in the area of Business Analytics, he provides insights to customers how to leverage business intelligence, performance management and predictive solutions in their existing processes and technical environment. As Watson Analytics Evangelist, he introduces business users into breakthrough innovative cognitive ways to recognize patterns in data, get and share insights that lead to accelerated and better decisions.
Prior to joining IBM, he build up a broad experience in consulting and service assignments

16 years at IBM. Laurent Boes spent the majority of his career in Social Business in a variety of local and international roles. Since 2016 he joined the IBM Analytics team where he is responsible for Financial sector accounts. Laurent is a regular speaker on internal and external events.


Rnd06. IBM Europe Engagement (Round Table)

Monday, May 8 | 17:00 - 17:30 | Table 1 Gorilla 1

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Your key questions about IBM Collaboration Solutions from a European perspective.
Huguette Ranc (IBM) @huguetteranc
Uffe Sorensen (IBM) @uffesorensen

Huguette Ranc is Vice President, Collaboration and Talent Solutions, Europe.
She has lead this business in Europe for more than 4 years now, focusing on Client Success and Europe specifics requirements.

Uffe Sorensen leads the ICS Notes/Domino business in Europe and have a continued focus on the entire collaboration stack and future directions - including the ever important cognitive and cloud transition. Uffe focused on helping and supporting the business professional through collaboration and social offerings from IBM for 47 years.


Rnd07. Business Partner Roundtable (Round Table)

Monday, May 8 | 11:45 - 12:15 | Table 1 Gorilla 1

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IBM Business Partners are invited to this interactive discussion sessions, chaired by Eduardo Angulo. We want to discuss our roadmaps, incentives, general feedback on being a partner and what we can do better for you in 2017.
Huguette Ranc (IBM) @huguetteranc

Huguette Ranc is Vice President, Collaboration and Talent Solutions, Europe.
She has lead this business in Europe for more than 4 years now, focusing on Client Success and Europe specifics requirements.


Rnd08. IBM Verse & VOP (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 9 | 13:30 - 14:00 | Table 1 Gorilla 1

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This is your opportunity to talk with the guys in charge about IBM Verse and IBM Verse On-premises (VOP)
Scott Souder (IBM) @sssouder
Uffe Sorensen (IBM) @uffesorensen

Scott Souder is the Program Director and Sr. Offering Manager for Enterprise Social Solutions at IBM, where he is responsible for IBM Verse and several other emerging and cloud-based technologies. In addition to being a member of the original Notes team, Scott has held numerous positions across a variety of product-related organizations. Scott's focus is on developing, extending and growing the success of IBM solutions through customer engagement and partner ecosystem development. In his spare time, Scott enjoys family, antique tractors, and playing the 5-string banjo.

Uffe Sorensen leads the ICS Notes/Domino business in Europe and have a continued focus on the entire collaboration stack and future directions - including the ever important cognitive and cloud transition. Uffe focused on helping and supporting the business professional through collaboration and social offerings from IBM for 47 years.


Rnd09. BOX & IBM (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 9 | 16:00 - 16:30 | Table 1 Gorilla 1

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Alastair Forbes (BOX)
Huguette Ranc (IBM) @huguetteranc

Alastair Forbes is a channel sales director at BOX. He leads the partnership with IBM in EMEA, driving the regional strategy across local markets while identifying new areas of growth for this partnership. 
Alastair has 17 years of channel and alliance strategy and sales experience.

Huguette Ranc is Vice President, Collaboration and Talent Solutions, Europe.
She has lead this business in Europe for more than 4 years now, focusing on Client Success and Europe specifics requirements.