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"
Have a talk about the direction of OpenNTF. Share your ideas about our new brand strategy and get involved with OpenNTF. Have a discussion why Connections, Watson Workspace and Darwino needs a vibrant open source eccosystem.
Christian Güdemann (OpenNTF) @guedeWebGate
Eme02. Embracing IoT in the Enterprise and Blocking the Top 10 Risks
Tuesday, May 9 | 09:00 - 10:00 | C. Gorilla 3
Enabling Internet of Things (IoT) so your employees and your customers can have a simplified experience with new services and products sounds exciting. In this session, we will dig into the top ten risks that come with the IoT experience. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of IoT and associated threats, there are risks in allowing access to your enterprise resources. Custom firmware, embedded operating systems and wi-fi connectivity of IoT devices offer many possible areas for exploits and misuse. Come explore current security offerings and get a first look at best practices. Walk away with an immediate checklist to benefit your enterprise as it deploys and offers IoT access.
Gabriella Davis (The Turtle Partnership) @gabturtle
Eme13. Cognitive Data Exploration for Domino/Notes Applications with Watson Discovery
Tuesday, May 9 | 08:00 - 08:45 | E. Gorilla 5
In this session we will show how easy it is to build a cognitive search that unlocks actionable insights hidden in your unstructured Domino/Notes application data, using Watson Discovery and aveedo. Watson Discovery uses data analysis combined with cognitive intuition to take your unstructured data and enrich it, so you can query, discover, and pinpoint the information you need. aveedo is the platform to make Domino/Notes applications available on browser and mobile, modernize their UI and augment them with new features. With aveedo it is easy to get Watson Discovery to work on Domino/Notes data and to integrate the results in your applications. In our demo we will highlight different capabilities of Watson Discovery and aveedo.
Stefan Sucker (We4IT) @stefan_sucker
Roland Becker (We4IT) @roland_we4it
Eme22. Everything You Want to Know About Developing Domino Apps with Web Components, Material Design — and a Bunny!
Monday, May 8 | 13:30 - 14:00 | Table 2 Gorilla 1
Red Pill Now’s CEO, Peter Presnell, and Creative/UX Director, Bob Kadrie want to share their tips, tricks, and well… just about anything you want to know about developing modern Domino applications using web components, and Google's Material Design Specification. No question about planning, UX, back- or front-end development, or UI design will be too big, too small, or too silly for this session. So join Bob and Peter at the round table – for all this – plus a killer rabbit with a vicious streak a mile wide for one lucky participant!
This is your opportunity to talk with the guys in charge about IBM Verse and IBM Verse On-premises (VOP)
Scott Souder (IBM) @sssouder
Uffe Sorensen (IBM) @uffesorensen
Str01. Watson Workspace vs. the World of Team Space Tools
Tuesday, May 9 | 08:00 - 08:45 | B. Okapi 2
Come learn how IBM Watson Workspace compares against the many team space tools in the market. What makes these tools work well or cause failures within organizations? We will compare Workspace with other teaming tools (Slack, Spark, Skype, Teams, Hangouts, etc.). In addition, learn how Workspace can integrate with some of these other tools and which tools are most appropriate for your teaming needs. We will explore the benefits, and pitfalls, of using these tools based on real work lessons. Where can you improve productivity? How do you avoid more noise from yet another communication tool? You will more productive from learning about the tools in this session -- all done without any sales pitches.
Daniel Lieber (Innovative Ideas Unlimited, Inc.) @danlieber
Ann-Marie Darrough (IBM) @amdarrough
Str02. IBM Application Modernization with panagenda ApplicationInsights
Monday, May 8 | 11:45 - 12:30 | B. Okapi 2
Join Uffe Sorensen and Florian Vogler as they show how to turn IBM’s Domino Application Modernization Plan into action, starting with panagenda ApplicationInsights. Find out how to convert your very own data into easy to understand dashboards that show application usage, design complexity and business value of each application. Learn which code dependencies exist and how to segment your application landscape into what can be archived, rewritten or modernized easily. Gain a clear understanding of what the IBM entitlement of ApplicationInsights has to offer and how modernization partners can add value.
Florian Vogler (panagenda) @panvof
Uffe Sorensen (IBM) @UffeSorensen
Str07. IBM Verse Deep Dive and Roadmap
Monday, May 8 | 13:30 - 14:30 | B. Okapi 2
IBM has revolutionized the enterprise inbox from the ground up for today's social and mobile workplace. Check out this session for the latest updates and future plans for IBM Verse and Verse on Premises, including advances in offline, cognitive, calendaring and connecting to third-party applications, plus an update on the recently delivered "IBM Verse On-premises" product for on-premises Domino environments. You'll also learn how your organization can position itself for driving massive improvements in end-user satisfaction and engagement with IBM's amazingly powerful and easy-to-use inbox! This is the can't-miss roadmap session!
Scott Souder (IBM)
Klaus Roder (IBM)
Str13. 7 CRM Trends Shaking Up the IT Industry
Tuesday, May 9 | 15:10 - 15:30 | B. Okapi 2
The tides are changing in the IT world as digital transformation impacts the way people communicate, work, and purchase. Today’s age of the customer-driven economy is challenging companies to innovate in order to enhance the customer experience. That's why Customer relationship management (CRM) technologies has become an essential component for departments in all verticals. We can expect new CRM trends and technologies to emerge. Here's what to expect.
- Data Security is a Top Priority - Emerging Tech Leads the Way - CRM will start to explore enhanced realities - Silos will continue to Fall - Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration will increase - Behavioral Insights about Customer ( customer journey analytics, trustsphere) - Cloud Adoption Supports Quick Innovation
Alex Fischer (Riva CRM Integration) @LX_Fischer
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.