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"
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)
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
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
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.