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

Str01. Maximising the User Experience in Connections and WCM

Thursday, March 24 | 08:00 - 08:45 | E. Pluto

See here: textboxio-for-ibm-connections-60125127
Ephox works closely with IBM in the areas of WCM and Connections to provide users with an exceptional user experience. Working with IBM labs, Ephox has made available Textbox.io – the next generation online editor – a unique JavaScript HTML editor offering advanced editing for Connections and WCM.
Textbox.io is free to IBM customers under their Connections and WCM license entitlements.
Ephox will present on the new editor for WCM and Connections and how it will both enhance the user experience and make life easier for IT administrators. Textbox.io does not require java removing a major objection to Connections and WCM users employing advanced editing.
Ephox will cover the benefits of the editor, the advanced features and technical details. We will cover the customer rights under the IBM license to use Textbox.io free of charge.
Textbox.io represents a very significant advancement for Connections and WCM allowing every customer to use advanced editing to both maximise the user experience and the return on investment in IBM solutions.
Andrew Roberts (Ephox Corporation)
Steve Lievens (IBM) @steve_lievens

As founder and CEO of Ephox, Andrew Roberts is responsible for the company's strategic direction and execution. He has been an entrepreneur for more than 15 years, and on three continents. Prior to co-founding Ephox in 1999, Andrew helped start Webz, a Web development company, as well as Home Computing Connections, a computer services provider targeting consumers. After launching Ephox’s Australian-based engineering team and leading the development of EditLive!, Andrew moved to Silicon Valley to establish Ephox’s headquarters. Since he became CEO in 2004, Ephox has grown its sales by more than 600 percent, increased profits more than tenfold, and developed key strategic partnerships. A member of the entrepreneurial committee of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE). Andrew was also a board member of Software Engineering Australia and the winner of a Young Australian of the Year Award.

Steve Lievens has15 years of experience as an IT Specialist. His main focus ICS portfolio where he has both development and administration knowledge of a large portion of the product set. He has worked for Software Group Services, where most of his work was related to post-sales activities such as pilot installations, custom development, integration and migration projects and tuning exercises. Then he moved to Client Technical Specialist (a.k.a. technical pre-sales), working closely together with the ICS Sales to show potential customers the power of our software. Recently he moved into the role of Collaboration Solutions Architect where he is using his knowledge of the entire ICS product set to deliver solutions to the customer, assist with the delivery and drive adoption.


Str02. IBM Collaboration Solutions Mobile Portfolio

Wednesday, March 23 | 11:45 - 12:30 | C. Jupiter

Download: Engage2016_MobilePortfolio.pdf
Mobile access to collaboration everyday is a must-have requirement for business users today. In this session, I will take attendees through a brief introduction to what is available from IBM, then jump into extensive demos across iOS and Android devices of Verse, Connections, Meetings, and Chat. At the end, I will look ahead to what is coming in 2016. Who knows, there may be some sneak peeks too!
René Schimmer (IBM)
Chris Reckling (IBM) @creckling

As Sr. Product Manager for Social Software René Schimmer works closely with customers and partners on a world wide basis to communicate and shape IBM’s Social Software strategy as well as to engage in active dialogues on key business challenges.

Chris Reckling is the Mobile User Experience Practice Lead for the IBM Collaboration Solutions group, leading the design and user research teams for IBM Notes Traveler, IBM Verse, IBM Sametime Chat and Meetings, IBM Connections and anything else mobile related. Find our work in the app stores for Apple Android. We apply design thinking methods and practices in order to create experiences that delight our users.


Str03. OpenNTF - From Donation to Contribution

Thursday, March 24 | 08:00 - 08:45 | A. Foyer

OpenNTF hosts over 850 Projects, from small snippets up to frameworks like the Extension Library, the OpenNTF Domino API and POI4XPages. Most of the projects are released as donations to the community and could act as a good starting point. But since the release of OpenNTF Essentials, everything has changed. The community has jumped from the passenger into the driver's seat. Projects like the OpenNTF Domino API live from the contribution of community. And for over a year, the community has been actively contributing to the Extension Library.
Christian Güdemann (WebGate Consulting AG / OpenNTF) @guedeWebGate

Christian Güdemann is OpenNTF Chairman and CTO @ WebGate Consulting AG
He cares about new trends and ideas and brings them to the XPages community. He is the architect of POI4XPages, XPages Toolkit and JUnit4XPages.
And he lives with his wife and two Kids in a nice village called Tagelswangen in Switzerland


Str04. Engaging your next workforce in the collaborative era.

Thursday, March 24 | 14:45 - 15:30 | A. Foyer

Themes covered in the talk would include:
How the future of work will be around collaboration, culture and coaching
Millennial myths and getting away from the stereotype
How Millennials use and drive adoption of collaboration tools in the workplace
How Millennials want to be mentored and managed and what it means for those at Engage
Empowering Millennials with collaboration tools
How IBM's Millennials disrupt and drive transformation with its own Millennial Corps
What developers and users of IBM's collaboration tools need to be aware of with Millennials
How Millennials are changing the culture of organisations
Andrew Grill (IBM) @andrewgrill

Based in London, Andrew is an internationally renowned thought leader in the fields of social business, digital transformation and social media networks.
Currently, Andrew is the Global Managing Partner and lead's the IBM Social Consulting practice, advising key IBM clients around the world on their digital strategy.
Previously, Andrew was CEO of leading social influence platform Kred, and presents at international conferences on a regular basis, while maintaining a well-read blog at LondonCalling.co about digital transformation and social business trends.
Andrew’s extensive commercial experience comes as a result of running Australia’s largest commercial property website, PropertyLook, as well as holding senior marketing and business development roles with Australian telecommunications companiesTelstra and Optus.
He firmly believes that in order to “get digital you need to be digital”.
First online in 1983 via bulletin boards and email, Andrew set up his first website in 1994, and has been blogging since 2000 (before it was even called blogging).
Part strategy, part business, part technology, Andrew is 100% digital.


Str05. IBM Project “Hawthorn" - Today, Tomorrow and Beyond!

Thursday, March 24 | 16:00 - 17:00 | A. Foyer

Download: Engage2016_IBMProject _Hawthorn.pdf
Since IBM introduced “Project Hawthorn” (aka IBM mail support for MS Outlook) many customers have been taking advantage of this new deployment option to provide Mail to users using their client of preference. Project Hawthorn provides the unique capability of “Bring Your Own Client (BYOC)” by allowing them to use MS Outlook without having to replace the IBM Domino platform. Use this in conjunction with the Notes Browser Plugin and XPages and provide a unique experience. Come to this session and walk away with a clear understanding of IBM’s strategy (OnPrem and Cloud), Best Practices, Step by Step instructions and tons of tips from the field.
Luis Guirigay (IBM) @lguiriga
Andy Yiu (IBM)

Luis Guirigay is a WW Executive IT Specialist at IBM. He focuses on anything Social, Cloud and Collaboration and he is often involved in complex technical situations around the world. You can always find him speaking at different events and sharing his knowledge and passion for Domino, Connections, Sametime and Verse. You can connect with him via @lguiriga

Andy Yiu is a Senior Product Manager for Enterprise Social Solutions at IBM. He is responsible for IBM SmartCloud Notes/IBM Verse as well as other emerging and cloud-based technologies. In addition to working on IBM Connections Cloud, he has held numerous support and consulting services positions across IBM working with technologies such as IBM Connections Chat & Meetings, IBM Connections Docs and IBM Connections Social.
In his spare time, Andy enjoys traveling, photography and cooking.


Str06. Lessons Learned from a Major IBM Collaboration Solutions Deployment

Thursday, March 24 | 13:30 - 14:30 | A. Foyer

Download: Engage2016_LessonsLearnedFromMajorICSDeployment.pdf
Last year IBM was responsible for a major deployment of the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio at a customer with 40K+ employees in the Benelux. De deployment included products like IBM Connections, Sametime Complete, Notes/Domino 9, Traveler, MaaS 360 and Verse. Frank and Martijn were closely involved in this deployment and would like to share with you the lessons learned in the past year. This includes both strategic and architectural decisions and technical facts. If you're planning or are in the middle of a ICS rollout, this session is a must see.
Martijn de Jong (ilionx) @martdj
Frank Visser (IBM)

Martijn de Jong, senior IBM Domino Consultant, is currently working for the Email & Collaboration team of a major bank in the Netherlands. The size of their domain means that anything out of the ordinary that can happen, will happen and Martijn and his team members often find themselves delving deep in the IBM Collaboration products to get them to do what they want them to do.
Martijn is a certified Lotus Instructor who has taught many courses to application developers, system administrators and end users. He's also a regular speaker at events like Lotusphere, NLLUG and Engage.

Frank Visser is an Advisory IT Specialist, Subject Matter Expert on Notes and Domino, and working in the Email & Collaboration team of a major bank in the Netherlands. Frank has been involved in all kinds of migration projects to split and merge the Domain. The sheer size of the Domain and the fastidiousness of the customer means that Frank is often deep diving into IBM Collaboration products to get them to do what the customer wants them to do. Frank is a certified Domino administrator since Notes version 5.


Str07. #UserBLAST

Thursday, March 24 | 11:30 - 12:30 | C. Jupiter

It's time for your annual injection of Energy, Enthusiasm and Education! Join the man in #Yellow as he BLASTS his way through his top tips on Desktop, Browser, Mobile and even Cloudy aspects of the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio. Learn how to best utilise Notes/Domino, Connections, Traveler/Verse and Sametime to ensure effective communication and collaboration both inside and outside of your organisation. Everything a User needs to know about the "cool" stuff from IBM, and for Administrators and Developers, additional information on how to implement it ALL. Don't miss #UserBLAST!
Mat Newman (IBM) @matnewman

Mat Newman is the IBM ASEAN Collaboration Executive, responsible for Notes, Domino, Sametime, Traveler, Protector and Smartcloud in the 10 countries comprising the ASEAN economic community. Mat has over 18 years experience developing, administering, consulting and educating for IBM Collaboration Solutions Software. Mat began using Lotus Notes in 1992 and became certified as an Administrator, Developer and Instructor beginning with Notes 4.
Prior to joining IBM Mat was awarded "IBM Champion" status as one of the inaugural inductees for ICS in 2011, and reappointed to the program in 2012 and 2013.


Str08. IBM Connections - What's New and Roadmap

Wednesday, March 23 | 17:15 - 18:00 | C. Jupiter

Download: Engage2016_WhatsNewinConnections.pdf
With the release of IBM Connections 5.5 and the continuous development of IBM Connections Cloud, new features are being released at a steady pace. Let us give you an overview of the most recent and relevant updates as well as an insight into what we are working on for the upcoming releases in 2016!
René Schimmer (IBM)

As Sr. Product Manager for Social Software René Schimmer works closely with customers and partners on a world wide basis to communicate and shape IBM’s Social Software strategy as well as to engage in active dialogues on key business challenges.


Str09. Is your company culture ready for collaborative business and which road to take?

Wednesday, March 23 | 13:30 - 14:30 | E. Pluto

Download: Engage2016_RHD_SB_RunningACollaborativeBusiness.pdf
Do you know what your employees need to collaborate effectively? How do you ask the right questions for needs rather than functionality? Do you know the perceived company culture? Your company culture is the start point for your social business journey. Where do you stand now? Where do you need to go? What are the primary focus areas that would work for you? What approach is right for you? Through our specific developed survey held among all employees at your organization you get a better understanding of the perceived company culture and a better way to asses the collaboration need and current status of collaboration practices. From there on we plan your social business journey. We pick one of four specific flavors from Silverside’s 3G adoption approach to set the course that is right for you. We will demonstrate our social business culture test with findings from a customer, representing their company culture as a person, and the path forward to becoming a social business in the adoption approach suited to this culture.
Sasja Beerendonk (Silverside) @sbeerendonk
Roland Driesen (Silverside) @rolanddriesen

Sasja Beerendonk consults with clients on an adoption strategy for their (social) collaboration software.
She coaches employees to want to adopt tools, rather than making them.
Sasja is passionate about the new way of working.
She was awarded IBM Champion 2014, 2015 and 2016 for IBM Collaboration Solutions.

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.


Str10. IBM Verse: Deep Dive and Futures

Wednesday, March 23 | 16:00 - 17:00 | A. Foyer

Download: Engage2016_IBMVerse.pdf
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 -- including advances in offline, cognitive, calendaring and connecting to third-party applications -- and how your organization can position itself for driving massive improvements in end-user satisfaction and engagement with IBM's new cloud-based, easy-to-use inbox!
Andy Yiu (IBM)
Suzanne Livingston (IBM) @suzielivingston

Andy Yiu is a Senior Product Manager for Enterprise Social Solutions at IBM. He is responsible for IBM SmartCloud Notes/IBM Verse as well as other emerging and cloud-based technologies. In addition to working on IBM Connections Cloud, he has held numerous support and consulting services positions across IBM working with technologies such as IBM Connections Chat & Meetings, IBM Connections Docs and IBM Connections Social.
In his spare time, Andy enjoys traveling, photography and cooking.

Over the past 15 years, Suzanne Livingston has held a variety of roles within software development, including development, design, user research, and product management. She currently manages a team of product and offerings managers in IBM’s Enterprise Social Solutions division, including mail, chat, meetings, audio/video, cognitive computing, social technologies, and more.


Str11. What if Saas tools work together, what would this mean for IBM Connections Cloud/Verse

Thursday, March 24 | 09:00 - 10:00 | C. Jupiter

Download: Engage2016_Str11.pptx
IBM Connections Cloud/IBM Verse is just one of the many Saas tools out there. But if you would like to connect all the used Saas tools the employees are using, what would this mean ?
What is the starting point ? HR tools ? Users ? Groups ? Passwords ? SAML ? Mobile ?
If you are interested in the total picture, or you want to discuss the total picture please come.
And finally what is Saas-Saas connections between companies...
Erik Vos (RealConnections) @erikvos

Erik Vos is owner/Founder of RealConnections, an IBM partner focussed on delivering support for Saas tools.
Erik wants to inspire and help people in using new technology to make every work day a pleasant day..
He was awarded IBM Champion 2016 for IBM Collaboration Solutions.


Str12. Domino Doublecheck iDNA: Evaluation of Your IBM Notes/Domino Infrastructure

Wednesday, March 23 | 17:15 - 18:00 | D. Saturn

Download: Engage2016_Doublecheck iDNA.pdf
Many IT managers, IT architects and decision makers find it challenging to define a future strategy among the onslaught of demands to try something else, on-premise or in the cloud.
This session will arm you with crucial information to defend years of successful investments in the IBM Notes and Domino platform, producing factual data that can be trusted.
You will learn how your roadmap becomes stronger when obtaining evidence from your environment that reveals how your business is making use of the IBM Notes and Domino platform so successfully deployed.
Viktor Krantz (IBM) @viktr

Viktor Krantz has worked in the Lotus and IBM business for over 20 years for consulting companies, business partners and, for the past 5 years, IBM.
His current role is Worldwide Technical Sales Specialist & SME - Connections Cloud & Domino Doublecheck for IBM.
He has been a presenter at over 40 IBM conferences and User Groups over the years.


Str13. What's New in IBM Notes and IBM Domino

Thursday, March 24 | 09:00 - 10:00 | A. Foyer

Download: Engage2016_NewinIBMNotesDomino.pdf
We've been hard at work in turning innovations into experiences that will make you and your organization even more productive and responsive. Buckle up and join us for a journey through what's new and what's coming in the cloud and in the on-premises products that make up IBM's messaging portfolio.
This session will explore new capabilities in IBM Notes, IBM iNotes, IBM Connections Mail and Domino.
And the overall roadmap for ND & Verse on-premises and how you can leverage your exiting licensing to position yourself to a future cloud transition!
As always, this session will be packed with demos of the latest features and previews of future additions!
Andy Yiu (IBM)
Uffe Sorensen (IBM) @uffesorensen

Andy Yiu is a Senior Product Manager for Enterprise Social Solutions at IBM. He is responsible for IBM SmartCloud Notes/IBM Verse as well as other emerging and cloud-based technologies. In addition to working on IBM Connections Cloud, he has held numerous support and consulting services positions across IBM working with technologies such as IBM Connections Chat & Meetings, IBM Connections Docs and IBM Connections Social.
In his spare time, Andy enjoys traveling, photography and cooking.

Uffe Sorensen is one of the IBM Collaboration Solutions leaders for IBM in Europe, Middle-East and Africa. Engaged with customers through the region on their collaboration and social strategies.
A particular focus in 2016 is leading sales of Notes/Domino and Verse adoption.