Mark your calendar for our 11th 2-day event!
Save the dates:
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 14-15, 2019
Autoworld, Parc du Cinquantenaire - Jubelpark in Brussels, Belgium

Eme01. Building Integrated Apps for IBM Collaboration

Wednesday, May 23 | 08:00 - 08:45 | D. Sun Room

Download: Engage2018_Building-integrated-ICS-apps.pdf

This session presents a complete solution through which you can sharpen the tools that help you build applications that leverage APIs and the extensibility of IBM Collaboration Solution offerings. You can explore how to integrate apps, and customize the user experience that impacts business collaboration flows. The session will provide you an end-to-end understanding of what it takes to integrate application function, create your own service or app, and deploy it as a part of a rich collaboration experience.
Stefano Pogliani (IBM) @stefanopog
Stefano Pogliani is a veteran in the domain of "Collaboration" and in the domain of "Integration". He is a passionate of new technologies and active, inside and outside IBM, in using and promoting the value of modern Collaboration practices and tools since several years.
Prior to joining IBM, Stefano spent his career at Digital Equipment, Forté Software and Sun Microsystems, where he covered different technical roles.
Kirti Gani (IBM) @tx_kg
Kirti Gani is a 17 year veteran in the collaboration software business working at IBM who has taken on leadership roles across Support and Development and more recently Product Management. He is currently an Offering Manager for IBM Watson Work based out of Austin, Texas.

Eme02. Introduction to LoopBack

Wednesday, May 23 | 14:45 - 15:30 | E. Sky Room

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In this session you will learn what LoopBack is and you will see the power of this awesome API Framework. LoopBack is an open source framework build on Express / NodeJS by StrongLoop (an IBM company) and will be used in future releases of Domino to attract new javascript developers. Create, run and manage API’s using LoopBack is easy and can be run on-premises or in cloud solutions like IBM Cloud (Bluemix).
Martin Meijer (Codrs) @martininaction
Martin Meijer is a Developer with many years experience on the IBM portfolio. He is part of the development team of Codrs, a software consultancy company and part of the development team of Saxion, an university in the Netherlands with a big IBM environment.
William Lodewijks (Codrs) @GuZzie22
William Lodewijks is a full stack developer with a broad spectrum of expertise ranging from software architecture to UX designs.
He focuses on the LoopBack Framework (Node.js API Framework) as a back-end and Angular as a front-end framework.
Combining both worlds gives him the overall view of custom applications filling the customers needs.
He is part of the development team of Codrs, a software consultancy company.

Eme03. Mobilise your Applications as Progressive Web Apps

Wednesday, May 23 | 16:00 - 16:45 | E. Sky Room

Download: Engage2018_Progressive_Web_Apps.pdf

Progressive Web App technology allows you to extend your existing JS/HTML/CSS skills to develop off-line capable, single-page mobile web applications, which can be distributed without having to publish them via the App stores, and which users can instantly install.
Let's explore a working example that combines the power of modern client web development with the power of Domino as a database and application server.
Paul Harrison (Eight Dot Three Limited) @PaulHarrison
Paul Harrison is a freelance IT Consultant working at his own company, Eight Dot Three Limited, based in the UK. He focuses on administration, infrastructure and migration projects, and has over 20 years experience of Notes/Domino. More recently, he has been involved with other cloud collaborative tools such as Google G Suite. He also develops web based applications, and enjoys discovering and researching new and emerging technologies. When not working, he enjoys the occasional beer or two.
Knut Herrmann (Leonso GmbH) @KnutHerrmann
Knut Herrmann is a Senior Software Architect at Leonso GmbH. He has been developing with Notes Domino since release 2. For many years he has been focused on web development with XPages and Java and more recently on modern client web technologies like React. Knut is one of the most active specialists on StackOverflow for the topics XPages, Notes and Domino.

Eme04. Tips and Tricks: Domino and JavaScript Development Master Class

Wednesday, May 23 | 09:00 - 10:00 | E. Sky Room

Download: Engage2018_Domino-and-JS.pdf

Spend this session with one of the Domino community's application development experts to learn how they are approaching creating new Domino applications using the latest frameworks and languages such as Node.js and JavaScript. Learn their architectural approach, best practices and how best to get started.
Paul Withers (Intec Systems) @PaulSWithers
Paul Withers is a Lifetime IBM Champion, co-author of XPages Extension Library, OpenNTF Board Member and speaker at various conferences worldwide. Paul has been involved in a variety of open source projects for many years and has experience of speaking and developing for IBM Domino, IBM Watson Workspace and IBM Connections.

Eme05. The Internet of (Notes) Things

Wednesday, May 23 | 09:00 - 10:00 | D. Sun Room

See here: the-internet-of-notes-things-100310451

It is estimated that by 2020 the Internet of Things will connect 4 billion people, 25 billion devices/things, and 25 million applications. And that’s before anybody considered the potential impact of adding 10 million Notes applications to the mix? In this session we will explain the basic concepts behind the Internet of Things and how this translates into the world of Notes/Domino. We will explore the opportunities that exist to integrate the data in your Notes databases into the new global consciousness with a demonstration of an Amazon Echo interface for Domino applications. The IoT represents a huge opportunity for Notes Developers and Administrators to bring the Notes/Domino platform to the fore, and we want to show you how to get started.
Peter Presnell (Red Pill Now) @peterpresnell
IBM Champion 2011/12, former director of the Atlanta User Group for IBM Collaboration, and architect of the .Domino framework on OpenNTF, Peter Presnell is globally recognized as a lecturer, trainer and thought-leader within the IBM Notes marketplace. Peter leads Red Pill Now’s market strategy and program management practice.
Keith Strickland (Red Pill Now) @keithstric
Former IBM Champion, prolific blogger, speaker and trainer, Keith is the creator of the Open NTF XBlog and XPages Calendar projects, He is a recognized expert on Dojo, XPages, SCM, Javascript, and Polymer Web Components. Keith is an avid woodworker, and leads Red Pill Now’s front-end development team.

Eme06. How A German Bundesliga Soccer Club Uses Watson to Enhance Its Scouting

Tuesday, May 22 | 17:00 - 17:45 | D. Sun Room

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The German Soccer League is among the most competitive leagues in the world. Discovering and acquiring new talents is a key driver for success. While many clubs have historically relied on large teams of scouts who would personally visit as many matches as possible to discover new talent, more recently there has been a shift towards data-driven scouting and the application of new technologies like AI to improve the scouting process. JAAI has partnered with a German Bundesliga soccer club to take its scouting to the next level, and uses Watson to help with the discovery and analysis of new players. We will show the process of an AI project and how Watson services, big data and deep learning can be combined to generate actionable insights.
Roland Becker (JUST ADD AI GmbH) @Roland_JAAI
Roland Becker is CEO at JUST ADD AI GmbH and a passionate advocate for the use of artificial intelligence to unlock human talent. Roland is a Deep Learning and AI Engineer and holds a master's degree in Political Science and Economics. He has founded 5 companies and has over fifteen years of professional experience in the areas of Digital Content, SaaS, E-Commerce, Mobile, Social Media, and AI, thereof ten years in management positions. Roland is married, a proud dad of two children and loves to go surfing in his free time.

Eme07. Freeman/Gary: Vision or Blinders (20 min.)

Wednesday, May 23 | 15:10 - 15:30 | B. Guadaloupe

See here: freeman-gary-vision-or-blinders 

With the appointment of Jason Gary as Vice-President of Innovation at HCL, the gauntlet has been thrown on a new vision for the Notes & Domino platform. From storage format to authentication to programming languages to open source – every aspect of the platform is now in play. Nathan T. Freeman has built a career on bypassing IBM's vision of the platform. So what happens when the defiant iconoclast sits down with the Pink visionary and challenges him to live up to the legacy of Notes & Domino? Find out where the product may go and how HCL's approach might radically shift from the last two decades. There will be no softballs in this candid conversation between the co-founder of OpenNTF and the architect of Domino's future.
Nathan Freeman (Red Pill Now)
Three-time IBM Champion, co-founder and director emeritus of OpenNTF, Nathan Freeman is well-known for his energetic and thought-provoking presentations, and his deep knowledge of Domino and Graph databases. Nathan is Red Pill Now’s chief software architect and leads our development team.
Jason Roy Gary (HCL) @jasonroygary
Jason Roy Gary is the HCL Vice President of Next Generation Engineering. A recognised executive in social business and collaboration, at HCL, IBM, and in the global marketplace, Jason has demonstrated, in more than two decades of leadership, vision and drive in social collaboration, agile development, cloud and hybrid, software architecture, real-time collaboration, agile transformation, open source initiatives, and situational applications. Jason has led innovation efforts in collaboration and workflow from development engineering and services. He is an acknowledged thought leader and is widely solicited, by the industry, to speak and provide thought focus around the world.

Eme08. Electron - Cross Platform Desktop Applications Made Easy

Tuesday, May 22 | 13:30 - 14:30 | E. Sky Room

Download: Engage2018_Electron.pdf

Electron is an open source framework developed by GitHub.
It enables developers to create desktop applications using the Chromium Web browser and the Node.js framework.
An Electron application is developed using JavaScript, Html and CSS. Access to data in the backend can be done in many ways.
SQL, FlatFile, or, with appropriate interfaces, also to data from an IBM Domino application. Such an interface may e.g. be realized with OpenNTF SmartNsf.
The session explains the basics of Electron. During Live Coding a simple desktop application will be created.
Finally, we will show how to use the data from an IBM Domino application in an Electron Desktop application.
Target audience is developers who have not yet worked with Electron. Knowledge of JS, HTML and CSS is great but not neccessary.
Ulrich Krause (midpoints) @eknori

Ulrich Krause is a Notes and Domino administrator and developer since 1993 and a well known speaker at national and international conferences, such as Connect, ENGAGE, AdminCamp, ICON UK, EntwicklerCamp, ConnectED, ICS.UG.
Ulrich is working as a Developer for midpoints, an IBM Business Partner located in Germany.
He is the head of development for LE4D (Let's Encrypt 4 Domino)
Ulrich is IBM Champion 2011 - 2016

Eme21. AI, Ethics, and BEER: Challenges for the Next Decade of AI (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 22 | 17:00 - 17:45 | Table 2 Honolulu

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Harvard Law, MIT, Stanford. Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates. IBM, Apple, Google, The World Economic Forum. What do these revered universities, industry leaders and organizations have in common? Each has expressed a deep interest in the ethical complications that we as humans must consider as caretakers of our future in the presence of an exponentially growing population of devices, programs and decisions being made by artificial intelligence. From stories of AI that has made great and poor decisions to the ethics of how we can best solve problems in the future, this session will peek into our future and help attendees guide decision-making today to ensure AI benefits humankind as a whole. We are at the forefront of what is possible - so it's important for us to step back and take into consideration the ethical implications of our work. This session will teach us how to start thinking about it…
Rob Novak (SNAPPS) @IBMRockStar
Rob Novak has been working with IBM technologies for 25 years. As a technologist, he helped build software and tools to enhance collaboration, analytics and business processes worldwide. As a consultant he has improved the condition of some of the largest companies worldwide. As a speaker, he has delivered more than 400 sessions and keynotes on a variety of topics. As a thought leader and 8-year IBM Champion, he has both contributed and challenged ideas to help organizations make more informed, better critical decisions - whether on product development, marketing, partner relations, sales, or community. He has multiple advanced degrees and completed his doctoral studies, which lends to the slight academic opening of his talks. As a close follower of Watson technology since 2011, Rob has been once again in learning mode, and is ready to share.