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"
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
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 )
Str04. Your files are a Gold Mine reloaded!
Tuesday, May 9 | 13:30 - 14:30 | B. Okapi 2
Your files are a Gold Mine reloaded! Last year Dutch Tax Office started an innovation project to explore the digital inventory on local disks, network drives, IBM Connections Files and Content Manager and attachments inside IBM Domino Databases. This year we are sharing our first insights. How did we do that, what have been the issues collecting and massaging the raw data, which way did we go on the analytics path? Last but not least what did we find? Which stories did the data tell us? How could that be used to help the business, saving money, streamlining processes, make smarter decisions?
Robert van den Breemen (Belastingdienst) @rvdbreemen
Henning Kunz (panagenda) @panconkun
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.