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"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
Dev07. Connections App Dev - Building at the Speed of Pink
Tuesday, May 9 | 13:30 - 14:30 | D. Gorilla 4
Maureen Leland (IBM) @mvgirl
Martin Donnelly (IBM) @TweeterDonnelly
Eme01. Socialytics: Accelerating IBM Connections Adoption with Watson Analytics
Tuesday, May 9 | 16:00 - 16:45 | E. Gorilla 5
Social adoption is a challenge for many companies. What is the most effective utilization of the environment? Who is using which resources, what in the environment is dormant or orphaned? Where should efforts focus in order to improve adoption? All of these questions can be difficult to answer and there is no "one size fits all" solution as each organization has their own unique needs. Join Femke Goedhart and Franz Walder and learn how to tackle this topic using IBM Connections and Watson. Starting out with IBM Bluemix Data Connect to collect and combine data from relevant sources, they use the cognitive power of IBM Watson Analytics to answer those tricky questions and provide solutions to real-world adoption challenges.
Femke Goedhart (panagenda) @Femkegoedhart
Franz Walder (panagenda)
Rnd01. The future of collaboration
Monday, May 8 | 13:30 - 14:00 | Table 1 Gorilla 1
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.
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
Rnd07. Business Partner Roundtable
Monday, May 8 | 11:45 - 12:15 | Table 1 Gorilla 1
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
Sp1. Keynote and Opening General Session
Monday, May 8 | 09:00 - 10:45 | Queen Elisabeth Hall
Huguette Ranc (IBM) @huguetteranc
Ed Brill (IBM) @edbrill
Ann-Marie Darrough (IBM) @amdarrough
Jason Roy Gary (IBM) @jasonroygary
Str05. Employee Engagement using IBM Connections
Tuesday, May 9 | 11:30 - 12:30 | B. Okapi 2
Mears Group today employs over 20,000 people in every region of the UK. A long standing Notes Domino, Quickr and Sametime user, in 2015 Mears embarked on a journey to roll out IBM Connections cloud to all its employees in order to facilitate a new way to engage with its employee base. The biggest challenge we faced was how to engage 16,000 employees who had no access to any information systems. Their interaction with the new environment had to be intuitive (from their first interaction) and provide them with relevant information that ensured they use the system on a consistent basis. The aim of this session is to explain the vision, the challenges and the current status of the implementation and we will demo our new environment.
Simon Vaughan (workplaceON) @simplyS1mon
Str08. University of Zurich: Ready to share knowledge (students welcome) with IBM Connections
Tuesday, May 9 | 16:00 - 16:45 | B. Okapi 2
The goal in giving access to IBM Connections to its more than 12’000 employees has been achieved last year. We will share what challenges we had to overcome and what worked well. Learn how the platform is used today and how the University will extend and open IBM Connections to all its students in giving access to 40’000 users in order to share knowledge without boundaries.
Str11. Social Connections take team collaboration to the next level with IBM Watson Workspace
Monday, May 8 | 16:00 - 16:20 | B. Okapi 2
In this session you will learn how the Social Connections user group took the jump from using Slack as our team collaboration tool to IBM Watson Workspace. We joined the limited beta program in July in a very early phase and functionality was still limited. However, the opportunity to help shape this new tool and provide valuable feedback to IBM was impossible to resist. We will explain why you should be using this new tool to increase your productivity by showing use cases from our team and why to choose IBM Watson Workspace over other tools on the market. Join our session and see how 9 fairly unorganized, devoted team members from all over the world organize 2 conferences a year in our free time using this tool.
Wannes Rams (Ramsit) @wannesrams
Maria Nordin Enderstam (Infoware) @mariaenderstam
Str14. Community 101 - A 20 minute intro to the ICS Community and IBM Champions
Monday, May 8 | 16:25 - 16:45 | B. Okapi 2
Amanda and Tony will explain to you how the IBM Champion program benefits the community as a whole, not just the IBM Champions and IBM, and how IBM Champions can impact your business. Ever wondered what it takes to be an IBM Champion? We’ll bring you up-to-speed.
Tony Holder (HADSL) @BigToneUK
Amanda Bauman (IBM) @amandabauman
Str16. The IBM Digital Workplace Hub: Where Digital & Engagement Propel the Market Leaders of the Future
Monday, May 8 | 16:25 - 16:45 | C. Gorilla 3
Market leaders are swiftly challenging their traditional business models and moving quickly to the digital future. The journey to market leadership will require all viable companies to run harder, eliminate redundancies, hire and retain the ‘next generation’ workforce. In this session, Felix Binsack and several of our customers will show you how the Digital Workplace Hub provides the corporate office, management and workforce with a single user experience for their corporate/division communications, workplace enterprise social collaboration and custom applications – regardless of your device, work location or role. Look forward to many different use cases and interesting customer projects all about a Digital Workplace based on IBM Connections and XCC – Web Content & Custom Apps Extension.
Felix Binsack (TIMETOACT GROUP) @TIMETOACTGROUP
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.