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. Your Mail Is in the Cloud. What About Your Apps?
Tuesday, May 9 | 11:30 - 12:30 | A. Okapi 3
You've moved hundreds (or thousands!) of users to the cloud for IBM Verse mail, but what about the hundreds (or thousands!) of IBM Domino applications you're running in-house? How many servers could you retire with those apps running in the cloud? In this session, you'll walk through the entire application migration process with two experts, from the provider-selection process to the final data moves and application maintenance cycle. You'll learn how to identify potential difficulties with specific applications, estimate time requirements, and use specific tools to make your migration easier; you'll also see real-world examples from among your peers who have already made the move. Be ready when the boss asks, "What about our apps?"
Brad Boston (IBM)
Adm02. IBM Connections Adminblast
Tuesday, May 9 | 14:45 - 15:30 | A. Okapi 3
Buckle up, join Christoph and get ready to learn 50 tips and tricks you can implement right away to improve your IBM Connections environment. Your users will thank you as they too benefit from this best practice list gathered from real-world projects while deploying and administering IBM Connections On-premises. Walk away with knowledge covering anything from Cognos integration, docs, CCM and Forms Experience Builder to the back end and DB2, TDI and SSO.
Christoph Stoettner (panagenda) @stoeps
Adm03. Successful Domino Consolidation and Cost Reduction
Tuesday, May 9 | 13:30 - 14:30 | A. Okapi 3
How can you professionally operate Domino with lower cost? Virtualize, consolidate, optimize and automate. This session covers real life customer scenarios and best practices The session will highlight advantages/synergy effects and helps you to understand dependencies.
Daniel Nashed (Nash!Com) @DanielNashed
Adm04. Setting Up a Hybrid Domino Environment to Ease your Way to the Cloud
Monday, May 8 | 11:45 - 12:30 | A. Okapi 3
Are you looking at Cloud options and wondering how and if you can get there from where you are? If you have Domino on premises and are considering Cloud then a good option is a hybrid architecture which maintains all your on premises configuration managed by your own administrators but adds Cloud client access managed by IBM. We will look at how simple it is to create this hybrid solution using Domino passthru servers and review how things like user and directory maintenance, client access and mail routing will then work. From Domino Admin to Domino Hybrid Admin in a few simple steps.
Gabriella Davis (The Turtle Partnership) @gabturtle
Adm05. Get plugged!
Tuesday, May 9 | 16:00 - 16:45 | A. Okapi 3
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. A similar presentation was given by Hogne last year, but after creating a complete manual for the IBM Notes plugins and posted it online, a lot of people who missed it have asked if he can give it again.
Hogne Bø Pettersen (Brunvoll AS)
Adm06. A Hitchikers guide to troubleshooting Connections
Monday, May 8 | 13:30 - 14:30 | A. Okapi 3
In this sessions we will guide you through the most frequent tasks needed to do troubleshooting IBM Connections. We will talk about lessons learned, best practices and give you some tips and tricks.
Roberto Boccadoro (ELD Engineering) @robboc59
Sharon Bellamy James (BCC) @socialshazza
Adm07. Making the IBM Cloud, YOUR CLOUD.
Tuesday, May 9 | 08:00 - 08:45 | A. Okapi 3
During this session we will take you through customization and integration options in a LIVE DEMO session on the IBM Connections Cloud like you have never imagined before. Making Connections and Verse so much easier to use. If you ever wanted to know what to do for using your own CRM system in your Connections Cloud you have come to the right place at the right time. This session is a must have that you cannot afford to miss!
Maurice Teeuwe (IBM) @m8ui
Steve Lievens (IBM) @steve_lievens
Adm08. IBM Verse - Everything you need to know for a successful migration
Monday, May 8 | 17:00 - 17:45 | A. Okapi 3
Are you a customer considering a move to IBM Verse? Whether a long time Domino customer, or moving from another platform, don't miss this opportunity to learning about the techniques, tools and best practices to make your migration fast, painless and successful. We'll uncover and share the best practices you can only get from countless global migrations to IBM's Verse cloud. We'll take you through planning, migrating, and deployment best practices. We'll help you choose the right tools for your migration, and uncover some of the low hanging fruit to make your transition successful. Whether you're a veteran administrator or manager, or just want to understand what your company can expect, this session will help you move with success.
Luis Guirigay (IBM) @lguiriga
Adm11. What about Docker?
Monday, May 8 | 16:00 - 16:20 | A. Okapi 3
With the new IBM Connections Pink coming soon a new architecture is introduced. This session will show you what Docker is and how you can use it and how IBM is using it in the Orient Me homepage that is included in Connection 6.0.
Gert van Kempen (Silverside BV) @gvkempen
Adm12. Cut your Cloud in pieces! Partitioning explained
Monday, May 8 | 16:25 - 16:45 | A. Okapi 3
Administration on the cloud has always been a critical task in terms of security and the scale of users to manage. An Administrator has always had to control the entire organization. A new Connections Cloud feature is Partitioning. This would decentralize administration of users, by partitioning an organization into groups of users and have a separate administrator for each partition. This session will take you into the details of Departmental Admin, and give you an Administrator's view of an organization and how we can 'Departmentalize' your organization for better and more efficient manageability. Not to be missed!
Maurice Teeuwe (IBM) @m8ui
Adm21. The ICS on Linux
Monday, May 8 | 11:45 - 12:15 | Table 2 Gorilla 1
Linuxfest comes to Europe! Join Bill Malchisky, Daniel Nashed, and IBM's Barry Rosen as they discuss the current strategy regarding Notes and Domino on Linux in an informative roundtable setting. If you are new to Linux, a pro, or just curious, bring your questions while hearing the latest information from within the IBM Community. We welcome you to provide feedback to IBM about their current direction including SLES and AIX, too. Join us!
Daniel Nashed (Nash!Com) @DanielNashed
Bill Malchisky (Effective Software Solutions, LLC) @billmalchisky
Barry Rosen (IBM) @b_rosen
Ana02. Making Sense of Data Analytics: Work Smarter, not Necessarily Harder
Tuesday, May 9 | 11:30 - 12:30 | E. Gorilla 5
Whether you are in HR, Sales, IT, Security, Marketing and Communications or Business Transformation, you know that one of today’s major business problems is that one of Employee Engagement, or, to be more precise, of employee disengagement. When only 13% of the global workforce is engaged at work (Cf. Gallup 2013 - https://hbr.org/2013/10/map-the-sad-state-of-global-workplace-engagement), one has got to question whether we have got a rather catastrophic business problem, or an unprecedented business opportunity to transform the way we collaborate and get work done. What if we could use data analytics to make sense of what’s happening around us? To seek out the different business opportunities that may be laying around out there dormant in order to influence a shift of behaviours on how employees get work done more effectively by enabling a more open, public and transparent work environment where open knowledge sharing, cooperation, coopetition and collaboration would help transform our work culture(s). What if each life of business embarks on a journey to identify new business opportunities, new markets, by making sense of data analytics to help us work smarter, not necessarily harder? Whether it’s data coming out of traditional tools like email and applications, or whether it’s data coming out of your own Enterprise Social Networking platform (i.e. IBM Connections), there is always an opportunity to seek > sense > share what we know, and use, to eventually transform the way we work. What if you could make use of smart data analytics to influence the increase and further growth of the overall levels of employee engagement, talent retention, sales (by becoming a customer centric organisation), existing or new marketing goals as well as fine tuning more effectively your entire IT infrastructure. Would you also want to work smarter, not necessarily harder? Come and join us then to find out how we could help you AND your business transform the way you work and interact with your customers using data analytics to inspire and influence smarter work!
Luis Suarez (panagenda) @elsua
Ana03. How to enrich your self-service analytics with Watson Analytics for Social Media
Tuesday, May 9 | 13:30 - 14:30 | E. Gorilla 5
IBM Watson Analytics for Social Media guides you through the traffic of social networks and automatically creates data visualizations for exceptionally insightful discoveries, all on the cloud. Identify a topic and quickly get relevant content that shows you interesting relationships and patterns. You can easily take the pulse of your audience, gain greater visibility into a topic or market and compare results with other data sources for new insights derived from different views of information In this session, we do not only talk about it, but show it live!
Peter D'Haeyer (IBM) @pdhaeyer
Ana04. The Power To Believe
Monday, May 8 | 11:45 - 12:30 | E. Gorilla 5
The main differentiator for really successful companies today is data and the intelligence they draw from their data to make better and faster decisions. Data is the new bacon! We will provide a quick (and not very technical) overview of the hottest trends in Analytics and Big Data like Hadoop, Spark, Data Streaming and Real Time Analytics. We will discuss a number of examples from a variety of industries, with emphasis on real outcomes for business users from big data and dark data. We will discuss how combining different data sources for instance from your Domino applications, Smarter Workforce systems, business data like point of sales data with new and innovative data from weather, Twitter and government data can help you uncover hidden relationships in your data that will help you better understand your business and help you make better decisions.
Tim Malone (Intec Systems Limited) @timwmalone
Hans Petter Dalen (IBM)
Ana05. The GDPR Challenge-Less Painful Compliancy!
Tuesday, May 9 | 09:00 - 10:00 | E. Gorilla 5
We know how stressed everyone is over being compliant with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in a few short months, so we designed a way to take some of the pain out of the process! We will demonstrate the tooling that goes into the iKnow GDPR solution. - iKnow GDPR Console - IBM Gardium - IBM StoredIQ - IBM InfoSphere Information Server The GDPR applies to all companies worldwide that process personal data of European Union (EU) citizens. This means that ANY company that works with information relating to EU citizens will have to comply with the requirements of the GDPR, making it the first global data protection law. - The GDPR widens the definition of personal data - Obtaining valid consent to using personal information - Data breach notification requirement - The right to be forgotten - Privacy by design
Ana11. People Analytics with IBM Watson Talent Insights
Monday, May 8 | 16:00 - 16:20 | D. Gorilla 4
IBM Watson Talent Insights (TI) enables HR organizations to explore virtually any workforce data by simply typing in questions to help understand and predict the impact of talent decisions. TI delivers results through visualizations that are easy to interpret and can be shared throughout the organization to align resources. This enables human resource professionals to easily make strategic, fact-based decisions based on talent analytics to improve business outcomes. Join this session to find out more about IBM Watson Talent Insights and see a live demo.
Koen Lenaerts (IBM) @koen_lenaerts
Ana12. Using Watson Work Services to to Power Collaborative Business Intelligence
Monday, May 8 | 16:25 - 16:45 | E. Gorilla 5
The basis of innovation is being able to build upon the work of others: collaborating. Yet Traditional BI ‘collaboration’ is too often one-to-many—e.g. emailing a spreadsheet or PDF—it’s like running a webinar where the participants are on mute. The key to collaborative BI is speed. Speed to a decision. Having better, more informed, fact-based conversations with the right people. Learn how to put business into your social business, by infusing the networks with meaningful analytics, personalized to your problem. Learn how to leverage the entire IBM Collaboration stack to enrich self-service BI with context, to build consensus. Collaborative BI helps teams take action in real time, to work on the right things, at the right time.
Patrick Spedding (Rocket Software) @spedding
Ana13. The Watson Explorer API for Domino explained
Monday, May 8 | 16:00 - 16:20 | E. Gorilla 5
Watson Explorer is a cognitive search and content analysis platform that gives you access to insights from all the data you care about, so you can drive business performance and growth. Watson Explorer allows you to search both structured and unstructured data. IBM provides a Watson Explorer API for Domino and this is a show and tell session which will give you more insight into powerful business outcomes when combining Domino and Watson Explorer.
Hans Petter Dalen (IBM )
Com01. Driving your collaboration agenda with ConnectionsExpert
Tuesday, May 9 | 10:15 - 11:00 | A. Okapi 3
Is your IBM Connections environment successful? Is it reaching its potential, is it performing and do you have insight into your participation rates? In this session we will show you how using panagenda ConnectionsExpert will give your admins, your management and your adoption team the insights they need to make your social collaboration platform a success. Helping them to drive adoption, monitor performance, get insight into detailed activity around usage and communities and pro-actively identify and solve problems before they even happen. Join us to learn what ConnectionsExpert can do for your organization. from the free basic version to the professional version that gives you deep dive information, panagenda ConnectionsExpert is sure to help you.
Femke Goedhart (panagenda) @femkegoedhart
Com02. Modernizing your IBM Domino Applications efficienctly
During this roundtable session we will discuss how companies can modernize their existing IBM Domino application environment. For customers looking for a way to make their applications web and cloud ready we will introduce a state-of-the-art solution which relies on the Domino backend and which makes the front-end browser-ready. In addition we will have a look into the retirement of unused IBM Domino applications. The GBS and Cooperteam experts will highlight a proven approach to convert existing IBM Notes/Domino data into PDF and XML format. Based on an automated and centralized process, all existing Domino content will be converted without the risk of loosing data. For customers who are using SharePoint we will explain how to automatically import these data into SharePoint for further use.
Ole Reim (GROUP Business Software Europa GmbH)
Olivier Zardini (Cooperteam)
Com03. Darwino, the solution for your Notes/Domino applications
Monday, May 8 | 14:45 - 15:30 | A. Okapi 3
Darwino is a unique application platform endorsed by IBM to extend your Notes/Domino applications. It lets you incrementally enhance your existing applications while retaining your existing investment. It takes advantage of the latest IBM technologies like Bluemix, Watson, and Connections... but also Microsoft ones, like MS Azure, Active Directory, and Sharepoint. It delivers these capabilities to web browsers, mobile devices, report editors and desktop applications, including full offline access. Darwino rejuvenates your applications at your own pace, at the least cost. Come and see why it won the Hackathon at IBM Connect 2017!
Philippe Riand (Darwino) @philriand
Jesse Gallagher (I Know Some Guys) @Gidgerby
Com04. Kudos Boards Pink! How we have developed Kudos Boards to be Pink Ready
Monday, May 8 | 14:45 - 15:30 | D. Gorilla 4
This session will highlight the current release of Kudos Boards Cloud for IBM Connections Cloud. We will demonstrate how this app has dramatically increased user adoption of Connections as well as explain how it was designed and developed to be ready for Connections Pink.
Adam Brown (Kudos - ISW) @Adambrownaus
Com05. The birth of PACE Online: From brainstorm to launch during Engage
Monday, May 8 | 14:45 - 15:30 | B. Okapi 2
Silverside is known for her PACE methodology to increase User Adoption of Microsoft and IBM platforms. PACE Online is the new platform to make these proven services and accumulated knowledge available and accessible to everyone—from wherever they are, and at a price point that makes sense. This session will be the official launch of the first module of PACE Online: The Collaborative Culture Assessment. With this online survey we can automatically produce a specific report on your company culture and behaviour including a tailored advice for your User Adoption approach. In this session Frans and Roland will share the ideas and concept behind the PACE Online platform, a live demonstration of the first module, the roadmap ahead and a technical peek under the hood.
Roland Driesen (Silverside) @RolandDriesen
Frans Mandersloot (Silverside)
Com06. OnTime Group Calendar - Leverage OnTime to increase productivity
Tuesday, May 9 | 10:15 - 11:00 | C. Gorilla 3
OnTime Group Calendar delivers a real-time overview of the people in your organisation by location, availability and business division anytime, anywhere. Available for IBM and Microsoft customers with interfaces for IBM Notes, iNotes, Connections Cloud, IBM Connections, Outlook and Office 365 - and of course on Mobile devices as well as in IBM Connections. OnTime is available in a variety of languages. Interested in becoming a reseller? Come to the session and visit us at our booth. NEW - We are proud to announce the release of the OnTime Pollarity our newest addition to the OnTime family. OnTime Pollarity significantly reduces the time used to decide upon a common time slot for a meeting by polling the intended participants.
Jens Overgaard Dinesen (OnTime Group Calendar) @JensOvergaard
Lars Schorling (OnTime Group Calendar)
Com07. Discussion - You and the future of Domino/Notes, Connections and Watson Workspace!
We have the cookies, you bring the coffee and let's discuss where this train is heading. BCC's IBM Champions will host this 2-way discussion about what is coming up for Domino/Notes, Connections 6.0 / Pink and Watson Workspace. It doesn't matter if you are staying on-premises, hybrid or moving to the cloud. The discussion is going to be valid for everyone. Come and join in the discussion and compare your plans with others. Let's make the next set of best practices together.
Tim Clark (BCC) @TimsterC
Sharon Bellamy James (BCC) @socialshazza
Com08. How to drive and prove the value of Employee Engagement using IBM Connections and workplaceON on-boarding
Monday, May 8 | 14:45 - 15:30 | C. Gorilla 3
In this session we will explore how the Opus Neo solution "workplaceON" has provided clients with an intuitive interface to IBM Connections that targets content for all users. We will also show a IBM Connections on-boarding process (available for Cloud or On-premises) and that is available on any device. Using actual case studies, we will show some insights from the journey our clients are on. In one case we will show how they increased the usage of IBM Connections Cloud by > 1100% in just 4 short weeks, You will also learn how an intuitive interface can make the difference in adoption and how the usual content from IBM Connections can be styled in a appealing and modernized design. With the 'workplaceON SocialStudent Edition' students are provided with a real-world collaborative environment similar to the ones they’re likely to experience once they’ve graduated and entered the workforce
Jan F. Zeuthen (Opus Neo) @janfzeuthen
Com09. What's New in the Ytria Tools: How to Enhance Administration through the Patent-Pending flexYgrid and Other New & Useful Features
Tuesday, May 9 | 10:15 - 11:00 | D. Gorilla 4
We've been developing tools for IBM Notes administrators and developers going on 15 years now, and with each year a new major release. Our investment in the ways we help you understand and manage data runs deep, whether that involves ACL entries, documents, agents, or even your server consoles. In this session, we'll use just 3 slides; we'll spend the rest of our time looking at how the recently introduced flexYgrid lets you better understand your application usage, agents, overall security situation, and more. Whether you're already a Ytria customer or your just curious about how the tools can make your environment more efficient, through our sharing of true scenarios of customers willing to consolidate, modernize, or migrate their IBM Notes infrastructures you'll walk away with a firm understanding of the shortcomings of the native interface, and how to better deal with them using Ytria's EZ Suite.
Ben Menesi (Ytria Inc.) @BenMenesi
Com10. Information at the Speed of Thought — How integrated Collaborative Analytics can help drive adoption of IBM Social Business Solutions
Tuesday, May 9 | 10:15 - 11:00 | B. Okapi 2
It's no longer enough to just have Analytics. It's about Speed. It's how fast you can get the analytics you need, understand it, share it, to allow the team to take action. Learn how to put business into your social business, by infusing the networks with meaningful analytics, personalized to your problem. Traditional BI ‘collaboration’ is too often one-to-many – e.g. emailing a spreadsheet or PDF – it’s like running a webinar where the participants are on mute. Learn how to leverage the entire IBM Collaboration stack to enrich self-service BI with context, to build consensus. Collaborative BI helps teams take action in real time, to work on the right things, at the right time. The future of collaborative BI must evolve to ‘many-to-many’.
Patrick Spedding (Rocket Software) @spedding
Kris De Bisschop (GroupWave) @debisschopk
Dev01. From Then, to Now - A Speedy UX and Design Workshop for Programmers
Tuesday, May 9 | 11:30 - 12:30 | D. Gorilla 4
Most Notes applications were designed and coded simultaneously. The process was simple and straight-forward – but not always the best experience for your customers. Designing a modern, Web-based version of your legacy application requires careful planning, analysis and design to ensure success. So, what’s a one person, Notes developer to do when tackling the modernization of that old app, or developing something brand new for the Web? Red Pill Now’s CEO, Peter Presnell and Creative/UX Director, Bob Kadrie want this to be the most valuable 60 minutes of your time during this year’s Engage. They’ll help you make your next application your best – without the need for a business analyst or designer. This rapid-fire session will begin with a quick step-by-step case study in modernizing a complex Notes application – from concept through deployment. Then, Bob and Peter will teach you how to plan, analyze, wireframe, and design a prototype of an application using simple, Web-based tools, and resources available to any programmer – on any budget and timetable.
Bob Kadrie (Red Pill Now) @bobkadrie
Peter Presnell (Red Pill Now) @peterpresnell
Dev02. SmartNSF - It's smart, really!
Monday, May 8 | 11:45 - 12:30 | D. Gorilla 4
SmartNSF is one piece of the big application modernization puzzle! Learn how you can turn a simple NSF within minutes to a smart microservice. See how the YAML export fits into IBM's REST API Strategy and get inspired what can be done with SmartNSF in your business. Will there be a demo? For sure: See how you can extend IBM Verse and integrate address data from your Notes based CRM with SmartNSF!
Christian Güdemann (OpenNTF) @guedeWebGate
Martin Jinoch @mjinoch
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.