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"
Ana12. Using Watson Work Services to to Power Collaborative Business Intelligence
Monday, May 8 | 16:25 - 16:45 | E. Gorilla 5
The basis of innovation is being able to build upon the work of others: collaborating. Yet Traditional BI ‘collaboration’ is too often one-to-many—e.g. emailing a spreadsheet or PDF—it’s like running a webinar where the participants are on mute. The key to collaborative BI is speed. Speed to a decision. Having better, more informed, fact-based conversations with the right people. Learn how to put business into your social business, by infusing the networks with meaningful analytics, personalized to your problem. Learn how to leverage the entire IBM Collaboration stack to enrich self-service BI with context, to build consensus. Collaborative BI helps teams take action in real time, to work on the right things, at the right time.
Patrick Spedding (Rocket Software) @spedding
Rnd01. The future of collaboration
Monday, May 8 | 13:30 - 14:00 | Table 1 Gorilla 1
The future of collaboration is powerful. It's time to move past noise and splintered applications and drive true business outcomes. The future of collaboration is open, integrated, seamless, and smart. Best of all, the future is now. Come learn how ICS is making collaboration more modern and intuitive with IBM Connections, IBM Verse, Notes/Domino, and beyond.
The future isn't just rosy, it's PINK!! Join this roundtable to get a quick introduction to the Connections Pink plans and strategy, and then join us in an open discussion. Ask your questions and learn how you can travel with us on the Pink journey!
Jason Roy Gary (IBM) @jasonroygary
Maureen Leland (IBM) @mvgirl
Rnd07. Business Partner Roundtable
Monday, May 8 | 11:45 - 12:15 | Table 1 Gorilla 1
IBM Business Partners are invited to this interactive discussion sessions, chaired by Eduardo Angulo. We want to discuss our roadmaps, incentives, general feedback on being a partner and what we can do better for you in 2017.
Huguette Ranc (IBM) @huguetteranc
Sp1. Keynote and Opening General Session
Monday, May 8 | 09:00 - 10:45 | Queen Elisabeth Hall
Huguette Ranc (IBM) @huguetteranc
Ed Brill (IBM) @edbrill
Ann-Marie Darrough (IBM) @amdarrough
Jason Roy Gary (IBM) @jasonroygary
Str08. University of Zurich: Ready to share knowledge (students welcome) with IBM Connections
Tuesday, May 9 | 16:00 - 16:45 | B. Okapi 2
The goal in giving access to IBM Connections to its more than 12’000 employees has been achieved last year. We will share what challenges we had to overcome and what worked well. Learn how the platform is used today and how the University will extend and open IBM Connections to all its students in giving access to 40’000 users in order to share knowledge without boundaries.
Str11. Social Connections take team collaboration to the next level with IBM Watson Workspace
Monday, May 8 | 16:00 - 16:20 | B. Okapi 2
In this session you will learn how the Social Connections user group took the jump from using Slack as our team collaboration tool to IBM Watson Workspace. We joined the limited beta program in July in a very early phase and functionality was still limited. However, the opportunity to help shape this new tool and provide valuable feedback to IBM was impossible to resist. We will explain why you should be using this new tool to increase your productivity by showing use cases from our team and why to choose IBM Watson Workspace over other tools on the market. Join our session and see how 9 fairly unorganized, devoted team members from all over the world organize 2 conferences a year in our free time using this tool.
Wannes Rams (Ramsit) @wannesrams
Maria Nordin Enderstam (Infoware) @mariaenderstam
Str16. The IBM Digital Workplace Hub: Where Digital & Engagement Propel the Market Leaders of the Future
Monday, May 8 | 16:25 - 16:45 | C. Gorilla 3
Market leaders are swiftly challenging their traditional business models and moving quickly to the digital future. The journey to market leadership will require all viable companies to run harder, eliminate redundancies, hire and retain the ‘next generation’ workforce. In this session, Felix Binsack and several of our customers will show you how the Digital Workplace Hub provides the corporate office, management and workforce with a single user experience for their corporate/division communications, workplace enterprise social collaboration and custom applications – regardless of your device, work location or role. Look forward to many different use cases and interesting customer projects all about a Digital Workplace based on IBM Connections and XCC – Web Content & Custom Apps Extension.
Felix Binsack (TIMETOACT GROUP) @TIMETOACTGROUP
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.