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

Bus01. How the Dutch Tax Office put a fire under Connections Activities

Wednesday, March 23 | 11:45 - 12:30 | B. Neptune

Hear how a Dutchman and an Australian on opposite sides of the world had the same idea at the same time to revolutionize Connections Activities.
Improve Productivity Thru Clever Design, bringing a more intuitive visual interface to Activities to help users get work done.
Adam Brown (ISW) @adambrownaus
Robert van den Breemen (Dutch Tax Office) @rvbreemen

Adam Brown is a thought leader and expert for the IBM Connections social platform. Adam often presents at IBM User Groups around the world, and consults with many of the largest IBM Connections clients globally. Adam is known for innovation around IBM Connections and with the team at ISW is the creator of the Kudos Suite for IBM Connections, one of the most successful solutions for Connections in the market today.

Robert van den Breemen has been working in IT for almost 20 years and is passionate about the use of technology in enterprise environments. Robert currently works as an Enterprise IT Architect in the Strategy and Innovation department. The last 6 years he worked on Digital Workspace Initiative to deliver meaningful user experiences and services to enable government workers in becoming more efficient and effective.


Bus02. How Connected Systems Are Transforming the Future of Work

Thursday, March 24 | 13:30 - 14:30 | B. Neptune

Download: Engage2016_Riva.pdf
The future of work is about collaborating, innovating, and connecting in new ways. It's about connecting to people, ideas, devices, and systems in ways that create new sources of opportunity and value.
The future of work is about unprecedented flexibility – virtual teams, more freelance work, a greater focus on specialization and multi-disciplinary teams, and mobile workers. The future of work is about millennials and new expectations around technology, collaboration, and organizational structures.
During this session, we will look at the critical role that integrated systems and platforms play in making the future of work a reality. We will discuss examples of how integrated systems are transforming customer experiences, improving analytics and decision-making, and driving sometimes unexpected sources of value and opportunity for businesses and their stakeholders.
Wolfgang Berger (Riva CRM Integration) @crm_integration

Wolfgang Berger is a Business Development expert across EMEA. He is an accomplished practice leader driving revenue in partner and channel sales, and loves to built relationships with strategic key accounts and partners to develop, implement, and manage resell, retail and channel initiatives. Wolfgang is an active counselor of The German Association of Engineers (VDI) and technical editor.


Bus03. Using IBM Domino Data in IBM Connections - a real life story

Wednesday, March 23 | 16:00 - 17:00 | B. Neptune

See here: engage-belsoft-collaboration-using-ibm-domino-data-in-ibm-connections-a-real-life-story
We faced a challenge of bringing 50GB of data from an IBM Notes database into IBM Connections and from a local usage to a large audience in and outside of the company.
I will talk about the starting point, the steps needed for and the file migration, the integration of an existing IBM Notes application in IBM Connections and how the solution helps users from different companies to find and share information.
Andreas Ponte (Belsoft Collaboration AG) @aponte

Andreas Ponte has been working with IBM Software for ~ 20 years. He started his admin life with Domino version 4.6. After a few years responsible for the global infrastructure at a reinsurance company he joined Belsoft AG, an IBM Premier Business Partner based in Switzerland, in 2007 with focus on consulting in the IBM Domino and mobile solutions area. Since 2014, Andreas is the CEO of the newly founded Belsoft Collaboration AG and an IBM Champion for 2015 and 2016.


Bus04. Your files are a Gold Mine!

Thursday, March 24 | 09:00 - 10:00 | B. Neptune

In this digital age we store more files than we ever did in a rich variety of systems, from local disks and network drives, through IBM Connections Files and Content Manager, to Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Domino mail files and applications.
Learn how the Dutch Tax Office is using insightful visual analytics across hundreds of thousands of files and terabytes of data, turning the mere existence of files into valuable knowledge for fact based decisions and strategies.
Discover how files can help you investigate sharing and collaboration patterns, optimize costly enterprise storage, and more!
Robert van den Breemen (Dutch Tax Office) @rvdbreemen
Florian Vogler (Panagenda) @panvof

Robert van den Breemen has been working in IT for almost 20 years and is passionate about the use of technology in enterprise environments. Robert currently works as an Enterprise IT Architect in the Strategy and Innovation department. The last 6 years he worked on Digital Workspace Initiative to deliver meaningful user experiences and services to enable government workers in becoming more efficient and effective.

Florian Vogler is CEO&CTO of panagenda based in Vienna. He currently heads panagenda‘s operations based out of Frankfurt (Germany). He has also lived and worked in London (UK) and Alicante (Spain).
His roots in Lotus Notes / Domino go back to 1992, when he started his career at Raiffeisen Bank in Austria in Administration and Development for 35,000 users worldwide (today > 100,000).
Since 2002 his core competencies include Client Management and Notes / Domino infrastructure analysis and optimization.
He travels most of his time because he enjoys working with great companies in many different countries around the globe.


Bus05. Direct from the OGS: Transformation with modern Software in East Africa

Wednesday, March 23 | 17:15 - 18:00 | B. Neptune

The first ten minutes will be the real OGS Session about this project in East Africa including the film shown on screen.
We will then talk about how we power innovation and engagement at WebGate and how we where able to pull this of. How we where able to invest more than 1'500 hours into this non profit project.
We will show that with this project we not only transformed the life of many thousend farmers in East Africa but also the workforce of WebGate into a modern development team and our engineering into a very effective cloud enabling department.
Roman Weber (WebGate) @RomanWebGate
Christian Güdemann (WebGate) @guedeWebGate

Roman Weber, CEO WebGate Consulting AG
Roman is one of the total 3 founders of WebGate Consulting AG, an IBM Premier Business Partner based in Switzerland.
His role as CEO of WebGate Consulting AG is, to understand the strategic needs of our customers and ensure a leading role of WebGate in the Social Business and Collaboration Market. As a Senior Business Consultant and Business Coach he supports our Customers on being more effective and productive.
Roman assembles more than 25 years of experience in IT. Starting with mainframes and more than 20 years of doing business with IBM Lotus Collaboration Software, he represents a valuable resource of knowledge for our customers.
Before WebGate Consulting AG Roman led a consulting team of PricewaterhouseCoopers for more than 4 years. Additionally he was an passionate system matter expert for ICS Solutions within Coopers & Lybrand in international customer projects.

Christian Güdemann is OpenNTF Chairman and CTO @ WebGate Consulting AG.
He cares about new trends and ideas and brings them to the XPages OpenSource community. He is the architect of POI4XPages, XPages Toolkit and JUnit4XPages.


Bus06. IBM Connections: Mastering a Rollout for up to 600 kingdoms and 12 000 Users (University of Zurich)

Thursday, March 24 | 14:45 - 15:30 | B. Neptune

Download: Engage2016_UZH.pdf
Learn how the University of Zurich is mastering the rollout of IBM Connections throughout the organization. They faced challenges regarding one solution that should fit all the different needs in a highly decentralized educational environment.
Learn what was done wrong first, what we learned and what worked out in the end.
Sandra Bühler (Belsoft Collaboration AG) @SandraCH
Roberto Mazzoni (University of Zurich) @davoser

Sandra Bühler is one of the founders of Belsoft Collaboration AG, one of few IBM Premier Business Partners in Switzerland. Sandra has more than 18 years experience as a Consultant with the Lotus / ICS portfolio. Sandra together with a highly skilled team of engineers oversees projects covering IBM Domino/Notes, IBM Connections and IBM Sametime as well as solutions for mobile devices.

Roberto Mazzoni is head of the Information Technology User Services group of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He has led the project to establish a groupware solution for the University. His team runs and supports the collaboration services for IBM Notes, IBM Sametime and IBM Connections. He promotes and encourages the usage of IBM Connections at the University of Zurich.


Bus07. A year in the cloud

Thursday, March 24 | 11:30 - 12:30 | E. Pluto

Download: Engage2016_aYearInTheCloud.pdf
In September 2014 I started managing the project to move the European and Asian user community from Notes/Domino/Quickr to Connections Cloud. Come and hear about how we did it and why it has been to a greater extent a success and learn about the things you shouldn't do.
Steve McDonagh (AVX Limited) @dominoyesmaybe

Steve McDonagh is the current Global Collaboration Manager for AVX Kyocera Limited.
He is leading the project that has moved the European and Asian user base from on prem Domino, Sametime, Quickr to a full Smartcloud mail and connections hybrid cloud deployment. He has also worked with IBM midrange systems for 30 years and has spoken and authored material for what was the AS/400 and is now the IBM System i.
Steve worked closely with the Smartcloud on-boarding team to enable two factor authentication using SAML on the Smartcloud deployment.
He was made an IBM ICS champion for 2016 mainly for his work with ILUG, UKLUG and most recently ICONUK.


Com01. Boost Your IBM Domino Server Security with BCC DominoProtect

Wednesday, March 23 | 14:45 - 15:30 | B. Neptune

Download: Engage2016_BoostYourDominoSecurity_BCC_DominoProtect.pdf
Whether you are a pro or just getting your teeth into the world of Domino administration, we've collected five common pitfalls (and their remedies) in Domino security that everyone should be aware of!
In this session we will not only look at why is it important to protect your server ID but also how to protect it while still allowing unattended server restarts! We will also see how to secure the ID Vault with BCC DominoProtect to prevent malicious access. Perhaps you would like to open up your Domino server for web access? We'll look at what to keep in mind and how to do it easily. In addition we will also discuss how to prevent misuse of the Full Access Administration feature and how to track, prevent and rollback any unauthorised changes in real time - all with easy configuration steps using BCC DominoProtect.
Arshad Khalid (BCC) @arshad101

Arshad Khalid has been working with Notes/Domino since 1998. Having earned his first CLP stripes with release 4.5, Arshad kept pace with the changing face of Notes/Domino and was recognised as one of the IBM Lotus Top Achievers in 2009 and as an IBM Champion for 2014 & 2015. Over the years, Arshad has had the experience of working with consultancies, big corporates and public organisations delivering innovative collaborative business solutions based on Notes/Domino. He now works at BCC leading the international technical services team.


Com02. Get the most out of IBM Connections with XCC – Web Content & Custom Apps Extension

Wednesday, March 23 | 14:45 - 15:30 | D. Saturn

Download: Engage2016_XCC.pdf
See a showcase of a deeply integrated Intranet and Extranet that spans Internal Communications, Employee Relations and Enterprise Collaboration. The showcase also includes Best Practices of integrating Custom Applications that use Domino, Forms Experience Builder (FEB) and REST. A case study from a customer will demonstrate a real world example.
Felix Binsack (TIMETOACT GROUP)
Dr. Eric Marzo-Wilhelm (ThyssenKrupp)

Felix Binsack is founder and managing partner of TIMETOACT GROUP. He is an repeat IBM Champion. Felix is the inventor and product manager of XCC, and a sponsor of CAT and UAM - three products to extend IBM Connections. His mission is to turn IBM Connections into a universal platform for communication, collaboration and applications.

Dr. Eric Marzo-Wilhelm is the Head of Internal Communications at ThyssenKrupp AG


Com03. To Verse or Not to Verse! SmartCloud required?

Thursday, March 24 | 10:15 - 11:00 | A. Foyer

Download: Engage2016_RHD_GVK_VerseCloud.pdf
Still on 'Lotus' Notes? What is the next step? Are you enthusiastic about all the new things that IBM Verse can offer? But still on Notes and Domino on-premises and you don't know how to get the new versions and/or if you are forced to the cloud? In this session we help you identify your options and tell you what you need to go for the new options both on-premises as in the cloud. If you decide to move to SmartCloud Notes/Verse we show you the best recipe for you and your users from a governance, user and technical perspective. And as an alternative scenario: what happens when you embrace the new Outlook with Domino support?
Gert van Kempen (Silverside)
Roland Driesen (Silverside) @RolandDriesen

Gert van Kempen is working as Senior Consultant for Silverside in The Netherlands. He has been working with IBM Collaboration Solutions products for almost 20 years. Started as developer, but now working as consultant and architect on Notes, Domino, Sametime and Connections projects. He is always interested in taking a deep dive into new subjects.

Roland Driesen is responsible for innovation, business consultancy and management of Silverside and Connecting Colours.
He wants to inspire and motivate people to get the most out of their lives, careers, and the software they use every day. If you enjoy life, work with passion and you are able to collaborate in a way that you find comfortable, then productivity is guaranteed.


Com04. Building a new application with LDC Via

Thursday, March 24 | 10:15 - 11:00 | B. Neptune

Download: Engage2016_LDCVia_BuildingaNewApp.pdf
At Engage 2015 we launched our new offering, LDC Via. A lot has happened in a year, so let us show how you can move data from a Domino database to the LDC Via platform, and then we’ll walk through coding a number of cloud-based apps using Domino-sourced data with various different front-end technologies, all using our extensive API.
Matt White (LDC Via) @mattwhite
Mark Myers (LDC Via) @stickfight

Matt White has been developing Domino web applications since the mid 90s. More recently he has spent most of his time developing node.js applications that integrate with Domino and MongoDB back-ends.

Mark Myers has been writing / fixing code as well as dealing with collaboration, infrastructure and security issues in companies large and small for over twenty years.
Constantly trying to mesh the latest thing with the tried and tested to give clients both the solution they want and the results they need.


Com05. The Lotus Position: Four Degrees of Freedom

Wednesday, March 23 | 14:45 - 15:30 | C. Jupiter

See here: the-lotus-position-four-degrees-of-freedom
Lotus Notes has been around for 25 years now but many people are asking the question where do we go from here? It is important to start thinking now about the positioning of your Notes databases for the future. In this session we will outline four different strategies that can be taken with your existing portfolio of Notes applications. These will be demonstrated with real life examples of the approaches put into use at The Salvation Army.
Peter Presnell (Red Pill Now) @peterpresnell
Bob Kadrie (Red Pill Now) @bobkadrie

IBM Champion, 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.

During his career, Bob Kadrie has garnered scores of awards serving as advisor to senior business executives from AT&T, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, Emory University, General Motors, J.M. Huber, Rinnai Corporation and Worldspan, among others. Noted trainer and speaker, Bob leads Red Pill Now’s UX and design practice.


Com06. Customer Case Study Ricoh Europe: “Enhancing end user experience and TCO of the European IBM Notes landscape”

Wednesday, March 23 | 14:45 - 15:30 | A. Foyer

Download: Engage2016_EnhancingEndUserExperienceAndTCOatRicohWithPanagenda.pdf
Ricoh Europe is using IBM Notes/Domino for decades in order to provide its 18,000 employees with a collaboration and messaging landscape that is rich in its feature set and flexible enough to allow for rapid adaption to almost any foreseeable demand coming from the business.
In this session Richard Boer (Messaging Collaboration Support Engineer, Ricoh Europe PLC) and Florian Vogler (CEO&CTO, panagenda) will provide customer insight into Ricoh´s fast moving IT environment and will demo how those massive change programs were enabled by and executed with panagenda MarvelClient.
Topics covered in this session include datacenter moves, centralization, application moves, zero-touch client upgrades, standardization, the resulting improvement of end user experience, as well as the ongoing TCO optimization.
Richard Boer (Ricoh Europe PLC)
Florian Vogler (panagenda) @panvof

Richard Boer is Messaging Collaboration Support Engineer of Ricoh Europe based in London. He currently heads Lotus Domino environment based out of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands).
His roots in IT go back to 1992 when he started as Application Developer/Administrator by Thalys Netherlands in the Haque and Huizen in the Netherlands, in 2000 he start working by Danka and in 2009 by Ricoh. By Danka and Ricoh he was System Administrator and responsible for the Lotus Domino environment in the Benelux
Since October 2015 his core competencies include Client Management and Notes / Domino infrastructure analysis and optimization for Ricoh EMEA for +/- 18.000 users with 3 other colleagues.

Florian Vogler is CEO&CTO of panagenda based in Vienna. He currently heads panagenda‘s operations based out of Frankfurt (Germany). He has also lived and worked in London (UK) and Alicante (Spain).
His roots in Lotus Notes / Domino go back to 1992, when he started his career at Raiffeisen Bank in Austria in Administration and Development for 35,000 users worldwide (today > 100,000).
Since 2002 his core competencies include Client Management and Notes / Domino infrastructure analysis and optimization.
He travels most of his time because he enjoys working with great companies in many different countries around the globe.


Com07. Aveedo - Episode 3 - The Framework Awakens

Thursday, March 24 | 10:15 - 11:00 | C. Jupiter

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Discover how the Aveedo framework can help you modernize existing Notes databases and build new ones rapidly and without any XPages skills.
After a review of the current feature set, the session will focus on the latest release - Episode 3 - The Framework Awakens.
New features include support for additional view types, Gantt charting, PDF creation, an App Launcher and more.
As if this isn't enough, the session will cover ScanAlyzr, an analysis tool designed to give you an overview of your application landscape. The results of the analysis will help you understand how beneficial solutions such as Aveedo will be in your environment.
There may be prizes - possibly with a Star Wars theme!
Simon Peek (We4IT) @simonspeakeasy

Since 1996 Simon Peek has worked with of companies of all sizes on six continents helping them to overcome their Notes challenges. His particular areas of interest include application mobilization, application life cycle management and software testing.
He lives on his farm in Cornwall.


Com08. How to cope in a world without skilled Domino administrators.

Thursday, March 24 | 10:15 - 11:00 | D. Saturn

The need for automated administration of your Domino environment has never been greater. As administrators focus on new environments, who is taking care of security, user ids and recertifications? Who is managing the creation of IDs for new staff that need access to Domino data and removing access for staff that are leaving? Whether you are investing in your Domino environment or reducing your reliance upon it, you need to manage security, user ids and groups and you need it to be effort free as Domino data often remains mission critical.
HADSL FirM makes user identity provisioning and management easy by automating your business processes and letting you delegate the right tasks to the right people. By automating your processes, new starters, leavers and movers will all be configured correctly, first time, every time. With audit trails and requester / approver workflows you know who did what and with support for SPML and other automated feeds you might not need to load the Admin Client ever again! Automatically manage mobile devices as well as Active Directory users too!
Let the infamous Holder brothers show you how to save time and money by getting your Domino Administration right first time, every time with HADSL FirM!
Tony Holder (HADSL) @BigToneUK
Roy Holder (HADSL) @Redl0h

Tony Holder is Commercial Manager at HADSL, MD at CobraTech EU. IBM Champion 2013, 14 & 15.
He's a prolific traveller, runner, hiker, gadget buyer and fly fisherman...

Roy Holder is CTO at HADSL and a confirmed petrol head.