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"
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)
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
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)
Dev10. Unleash the Power of REST APIs with Dojo
Tuesday, May 9 | 16:00 - 16:45 | D. Gorilla 4
Richard Moy (Phora Group) @richardmoy
Eme04. Design Thinking for App Developers
Monday, May 8 | 11:45 - 12:30 | C. Gorilla 3
Design thinking helps us understand and empathize with our users so we can provide them with the most enjoyable experience possible. As app developers, you can create tools that allow users to get their work done faster and with less interruptions. With the introduction of cognitive technology we have even more opportunity to extend our users’ expertise and build it into their everyday work. Together, we will discuss how users are interacting with apps today and explore new ideas for creating smarter, more engaging experiences with third-party content.
Katelyn Applegate (IBM) @kalunas
Joe Russo (IBM) @russoDesigns
Eme11. Thinking Outside the Bot
Tuesday, May 9 | 14:45 - 15:05 | C. Gorilla 3
As we arrive at the intersection of bots and humans — the delivery of intuitive user experiences becomes more important than ever. In this session we will talk about how the design of cognitive experiences in Watson Workspace moves beyond bot interactions in products today, and toward more intelligent, natural interactions that are integrated into our workflows.
Katelyn Applegate (IBM) @kalunas
Sp2. Warp-Speed Sponsoring
Monday, May 8 | 10:45 - 11:15 | Queen Elisabeth Hall
Each Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsor gets 30 seconds to entice you to come to their booth! Frantic, speedy and fun!
Amanda Bauman (+All Sponsors) @amandabauman
Sp3. Speed Sponsoring
Monday, May 8 | 17:50 - 19:15 | Sponsor Area
Stay for the 'Speed Sponsoring' on Monday evening. It's fast, frantic and fun - and in just 3 minutes you'll learn something cool about each of our sponsors. On top of that: the BAR is open, and you might win something too!
Tony Holder (+All Sponsors) @bigtoneuk
Sp4. Closing Session
Tuesday, May 9 | 17:00 - 17:30 | Sponsor Area
Always fun, and a big chance of winning a cool prize. We got several great giveaways. The bar is open till 18.00h
Theo Heselmans (Engage) @theoheselmans
Str15. Change Agents: The Superheroes For Your Organisation
Monday, May 8 | 16:00 - 16:20 | C. Gorilla 3
Senior leaders may believe otherwise, but digital transformation does not just come from the top in organisations. Cultivating digital behaviours at all levels is important if you want to create a culture of action and ownership. Handing off to middle managers to implement digital transformation as a project does not work, as has been proven time and time again. In this presentation, Laura-Jane draws from her experience working with global clients at Post*Shift, to discuss one of the most effective methods of cultivating sustainable change - through the identification and mobilisation of a change agent network - or guiding coalition - to drive digital leadership you need for your organisational change to stick. Learn from Laura-Jane’s in-the-field experience so that you gain: - proven methods for supporting and enabling change agents - clarity on the behaviours and skills to use to identify them - benefits that change agents bring - tips on how to overcome challenges to distributed change
Do you give training or education on how to use IBM Connections? Are you an user who has experienced either very good or very poor Connections training? Then come and join us to share your ideas and experience how to organize the training, what topics to cover and in what order, what to do or avoid, etc. Lessons plan outlines or curricula samples welcome :-)
Jan Valdman (Whitesoft) @jan_valdman
Str22. Change behavior, one tiny habit at a time
Monday, May 8 | 17:00 - 17:30 | Table 2 Gorilla 1
Particularly with a social collaboration and communication platform employees can be dazzled with all the possibilities and the huge change it requires of them. For such a transformation you need more than training 'how' to use a tool, or even 'why' to use it. Tooling is the technology-push that makes new ways of working possible, but it does not make me change my work habits. To effectively change or start behavior requires practice and we need to take small steps that are easy to do. Follow me along in how to make change possible through practicing tiny habits. Learn about how this fits in the whole spectrum of user adoption strategies. Share your experiences and feedback with each other.
Sasja Beerendonk (Silverside) @sbeerendonk
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.