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"
Influencing change in your organization’s culture is tough. Understanding how healthy your ESN (Enterprise Social Networking) platform is will help you unleash its true potential. Transforming how you connect, collaborate and learn with your colleagues, customers and business partners has never been so critical. There are multiple ways of how you can approach such transformation efforts in order to help improve your digital adaptation capabilities. panagenda ESN HealthCheck helps you improve adoption, explore user activity details and participation rates, better understand community analytics, evaluate end-to-end availability, service quality and performance measurements, detect automatically anomalies and critical peaks, and evaluate the overall effectiveness of your different change initiatives. Come and join us for this practical session including a hands-on demo on what ConnectionsExpert 2.0 has to offer to measure how healthy your ESN is within your organization so that you can take your digital transformation journey into the next level.
Luis Suarez works at panagenda as a Digital Transformation and Data Analytics Adviser. A well seasoned Social / Open Business strategist and 2.0 practitioner with over 21 years of working experience on Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Learning, Online Communities and Social Networking for Business, he is currently focusing on helping organisations make the most out of their own change initiatives and digital transformation programmes through making sense of their own data analytics visualisations.
As a developer do you find yourself struggling to keep up with the endless stream of technology options available? If so, please join us as we take you through the A to Z of application modernization technologies that you need to be aware of in order to extend the life of your Notes databases. We will step our way through the Modernization Alphabet starting at APIs before working our way through to Web Components, XPages, YAML, and Zapier. Our goal in this session will be to give you a better understanding of at least one technology you might not have previously considered that you should be using when you return from this conference.
Turk Ergun (Red Pill Now)
Since receiving his MBA in 2000, Turk Ergun has made a career from developing and cultivating business relationships. From using his law degree to help foreign nationals negotiate business relationships in Turkey, to becoming a top performer for Elon Musk, Turk is not happy unless he’s helping others find success in business.
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.
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.
Cor03. AppFusions: Sustained, Secure, Scalable, Proven UX/Design Integrations for IBM Connections ... and Aloha
Ah integrations! The achilles heel of IT, and IBM Connections! Can't live without them; the need and requests never stop, but the solution to the puzzle never seems solved. All you want is great integrations with the tools you use daily, inside IBM Connections, to improve your users' workflows, save time, and allow less process redundancies and confusions. Why is that so dang hard?!?! Simply put, because the devil's in the details, and DIY one-off solutions ties up an entire employee or three (that is, until the NEXT time the end-point system version updates and the integration breaks). Ugh! AppFusions has been commercially delivering holistic, sustained, supported full-UX packaged integration solutions since 2010. In the early days, everyone said, "You ARE nuts!" Nowadays, it is "our normal" and our endless passion. Just like your iPhone apps "just work", we believe so also should IBM Connections' users be able to expect supported integration solutions (in IBM Connections cloud or on-premise) and we can prove it. Come learn more! Also we are excited to share our all-integrated modern enterprise portal solution too: Aloha.
Ellen Feaheny is CEO and best fan of AppFusions, and is absolutely manic about integrating IBM Connections cloud, on-prem, and hopefully much more. Her team has developed rich ready-to-go enterprise solutions to integration JIRA, Box, Confluence, SharePoint, Salesforce, Dropbox, Google Drive, Asana, GitHub, GitLab, Wrike, WordPress and many more in the hopper!
Simon Vaughan is a Product specialist at AppFusions and an IBM Champion for Collaboration (since the program was launched). He is a keen advocate for driving business value thru the adoption of an integrated digital workplace and a board member of Social Connections – The IBM Connections user group. A season ticket holder at Liverpool FC, Simon has presented at a number of international conferences including IBM Impact, Lotusphere, Connect, Engage, Social Connections and keynote sessions at a number of international conferences.
Cor04. Help create our roadmap! - Kudos is turning PINK!
Tuesday, May 22 | 14:45 - 15:30 | B. Guadaloupe
Come to this session to learn about how the Kudos Suite is evolving to become Connections Pinkified! See the latest around Connections Activities and Kudos Boards and help us develop the roadmap going forward! See the latest from Kudos Ideas and how it works for Connections On-Prem and Cloud or Hybrid! If you already have Kudos this session is essential. If you are interested in the future of Connections Activities then you also don't want to miss this!
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.
Jay Agrawal is the Lead Architect for the Kudos suite of solutions for IBM Connections. His focus is technical direction, architecture design and implementation management for his team and their products. He is currently working on ensuring Kudos Boards, their social task management solution, is ready to evolve alongside IBM Connections as it goes pink.
Cor05. OnTime Group Calendar – Catching Up on Essential OnTime Improvements
Wednesday, May 23 | 10:15 - 11:00 | D. Sun Room
A lot has happened over the past year, and we are excited to have the opportunity to update you on all the new features added to OnTime Group Calendar as well as answering direct questions. This session is aimed at both existing and potential OnTime users. We will soon be releasing our brand-new catering option, which will facilitate the full catering process – from request, preparation and delivery to final invoice. IBM Notes & Domino version 10. In 2018 IBM and HCL will release the long awaited new versions of Domino and Notes, which will include a few important additions to the calendaring options in IBM Notes. During our session, we will describe how OnTime will leverage these new options. During our session, we will describe how OnTime leverages these new options and how they come together to provide the best possible group calendaring solution available.
Jens Overgaard Dinesen has been working with all products in the IBM / Lotus portfolio over the last 20 years. Jens primarily focuses on the business application of the solutions. Jens is the CEO and founder of IntraVision which has delivered the OnTime solution to customers since 1998. In addition to the overall responsibility for the business he focuses on the growing OnTime customer base in Asia / Japan and the business relationship with IBM. Jens is the founder of the Danish Notes user group DanNotes. He has been an IBM Champion for the last three years.
Lars Schorling (OnTime Group Calendar)
Lars Schorling has more than 20 years of experience with the IBM / Lotus portfolio. Lars primarily works with our customers and OnTime partners in Europe. Lars is the Chief Sales Officer for OnTime. Apart from the sales perspective lars is deeply involved in both the functional and graphical design of the OnTime solutions. Always with an aim to create a both visually appealing and highly useable solution for the end users.
Cor06. Community driven approach for content creation and customer support
Silverside is known for her PACE methodology to increase User Adoption of Microsoft and IBM platforms. PACE Online is the platform to make these proven services and accumulated knowledge available and accessible to everyone—from wherever they are, and at a price point that makes sense. During Engage we will launch the modules Collaborative Knowledge Base (CKB) and Ask The Pacer (ATP). The first include an online shop for ready-to-go productivity scenarios including workbooks and training materials for Office 365 and IBM Connections. Using our Ask The Pacer module you can get consult from the original authors of that content. But what if you become a PACER yourself? With your own expertise and content these modules can become your new way of doing (additional) business. In this session Roland will share the ideas and concept behind the PACE Online platform, a live demonstration of the new modules, the new business model for professionals and a technical peek under the hood.
Roland Driesen is the founder of Silverside (1998) and has more than 20 years of experience in the Enterprise Collaboration market. He has worked as the Director of Research & Development, since 2010, and advises global organisations and teams on new implementation strategies. While his technical background remains in IBM and Microsoft products he has shifted his focus to Change Management. His passion is to combine technology with psychology, which created the logic for the PACE Online platform.
Groupwave is specialized in ‘collaboration through communication’. We understand how to work with growing companies. Through listening to our clients, we remain focused on delivering real value through your growth. Groupwave values client lifetime value Through consulting, we’ll navigate our pool of ideas, and select the right tools to meet your plans. We’ll team up and effect business changes and growth in your organization. We have an excellent track record of delivering the best results to businesses. We offer a broad range of expertise and services, from consulting and assistance with eBusiness strategies, to application development and deployment. Recently we launched our new product, GroupWave Webinizer, which allows you to give a new future to your IBM Domino applications. You can bring them to a browser, your mobile device and even get them integrated into IBM Connections..... Come over and speak to us so that we can guide you in defining the future of your IBM Domino applications.
Kris De Bisschop is managing director of GroupWave, a Belgian company delivering consulting services specialized in the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio. Kris is an expert in IBM Notes/Domino administration, Sametime, Traveler, TDI and busy with IBM Connections. He spreads the story about Social Business at customers and loves networking. High level issues are an opportunity to accept a new challenge. When he’s not on his computer or tablet, you can find him in the sports hall playing badminton.
Peter Strackx is Senior Business Consultant at GroupWave and main developer of Webinizer. Peter is a die hard IBM Notes/Domino geek bleeding yellow since 1995 because it’s just a great product to work with. Started as an allround IT person he specialised himself in Domino development and xPages. Years of business experience combined with his Domino skills allow him to always find simple solutions for your needs. His other dream was becoming a pilot, which he accomplished! This gives him more insight in business processes, straight thinking, forward thinking and structured thinking.
Cor08. HCL Collaborative Workplace Platform - Domino v10 the foundation
Tuesday, May 22 | 14:45 - 15:30 | E. Sky Room
A foundation, vision and delivery of HCL's Collaborative Workflow Platform for organisations to drive better outcomes and deliver greater business value from modernising their operational process', mobilising applications and enabling a development platform that is cost effective, stable and secure based upon the Domino v10, rethink.
Richard Jefts (HCL)
Richard Jefts is the Vice President and General Manager of HCL’s Collaborative Workflow Platform business. In this capacity, Richard is responsible for leading HCL’s multi-hundred million dollar SaaS and Premise based Social, Mail, Meetings, Chat and Workflow / Apps Businesses. Richard’s responsibilities include day to day operations of the enterprise and portfolio leading ongoing engineering and next generation technologies. He leads the continuous delivery of software into the cloud, enablement of Agile development processes globally and overall quality and customer experience.
I have been to numerous events over the years and this was be far the best one I can remember. The structure, venue and content was great.
Wonderful event, one of the best I have been to. Focused on IBM Notes/Domino and Connections. Just what I want.
Theo (and team) did it again ! A very professional conference, with a great value for me as a Customer!
My first Engage, and despite the long travel distance for me, hopefully not the last.
It's a privilege to be able to attend Engage and this year was, most probably, one of the very best out there!!
Awesome event, for sure an organizational masterpiece. Excellent! It's hard to believe the Engage staff is not organizing conferences as principal job ;-)
It was the best event I attended so far. And I attend about 5-8 each year!
2nd time for me attending Engage, but it was incredible again! 2 days packed with extremely informational content, a great venue and a great community!
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.