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"
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
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
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
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.