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"
IBM Verse now includes a set of extension points that allow third-party application developers to integrate their applications. In this session you will learn how to exploit the currently available extension points. The session will also discuss the IBM Verse extensibility roadmap and what extension points are planned for 2017.
Mark Wallace (IBM) @mewallace
Dev08. Make your application seamlessly integrated in IBM Connections
Tuesday, May 9 | 14:45 - 15:30 | D. Gorilla 4
An well integrated application in IBM Connections is an application that provides the Connections experience to the user. It includes authentication, navigation, look & feel and more. In this session, we'll show you how to achieve this goal, for both cloud and on-premises! All the code presented is open source and the library is delivered though darwino.org
Philippe Riand (Darwino) @philriand
Jesse Gallagher (I Know Some Guys) @Gidgerby
Dev09. The New Connections Application Catalog - And Why YOU Need it !
Tuesday, May 9 | 08:00 - 08:45 | D. Gorilla 4
Applications will be front and central to the next generation of Connections ... which means you will need a whole new way of managing applications for your organization. The new Application Catalog and Registry will give you all the tools you need to build, locate, share and deploy apps across Connections Cloud. This session will show you how administrators, developers and end-users can work together in different roles to create, categorize, view, tag, deploy, comment, like, and publish a slew of applications, from the very simple to the very sophisticated. See how ISV applications can be published, enabled, subscribed and metered. Learn how feedback can be collected and managed... and check out the cool new user experience that delivers all these capabilities. This is all about apps!
If a hypothetical application uses Domino only for data and REST services, can we get to a future without Domino Designer? This round-table discussion will gather what the requirements would be and the technical aspects that would be required (e.g. how to create views), deployment and maintenance. The aim is to come up with ideas for a blueprint and inspire the community to build an open-source solution aggressively during the rest of 2017.
Paul Withers (Intec Systems Ltd) @paulswithers
Eme12. Writing intelligent Bots in IBM Watson Workspace
Tuesday, May 9 | 15:10 - 15:30 | C. Gorilla 3
IBM Watson Workspace is the latest addition to the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio and offers group messaging with cognitive (Watson) capabilities built-in. As a developer you can hook into the conversation space and extend it as you wish. This session will show you how the API works and walk you through the setup and development of an intelligent bot that listens to what people are saying and can offer assistance when needed !
Steve Lievens (IBM) @steve_lievens
Eme14. "Elementary, Watson!" or: How to unleash the power of IBM's AI
Tuesday, May 9 | 16:00 - 16:45 | C. Gorilla 3
You already now what Watson Services can provide - but are you able to use them in production? In this session we will discuss and provide Real World examples and how to implement the services in Domino applications. The focus is on using the 'Natural Language Understanding' features to tag and categorize User Help-Desk calls and filter all kinds of text data to give additional insights of what's going on in your production data. We will use the Node.js SDK for Watson as Proxy in combination with some a 'legacy' Domino application.
Oliver Busse (We4IT) @zeromancer1972
Str23. Use IBM Connections as integration back end for your team work
IBM Connections offers users great features for working together such as activities and files structured in communities. These team oriented features would be very useful to have in strictly structured applications like sales oriented CRM systems. Why not enhance IBM Connections with automatically created structures like communities for accounts or activities for sales opportunities? Why not use the account information and the sales success to automatically tag the IBM Connections’ items? Why not store production documents of the ERP system inside the IBM customer communities? There are so many good reasons to enhance or use IBM Connections content by using the API. Considering IBM Connections as a back end for your team work provides you a completely different view on IBM Connections and its richness. We would like to discuss the best use cases to make the most out of your investment in IBM Connections.
Andreas Rosen (QKom)
Nils Rosen (Qkom)
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.