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. 'Future of Work' - the roadmap is here!

Wednesday, May 23 | 09:00 - 10:00 | A. Theater

Download: Engage2018_Future_of_Work.pdf

Introducing the ICS roadmap; Here we'll demonstrate how the 'future of work' is here now, what's to come with Connections & Watson Workspace; IBM is the answer to drive the results that matter to you, your teams, and your business.
Danielle Baptiste (IBM) @SocialBaptiste
Danielle Baptiste is Director of Offering Management for the Collaboration portfolio with IBM Collaboration & Talent.  Spending most of her career focused on client experiences in onsite consulting roles, technical project management, and leadership in various client success environments at Pfizer, JP Morgan Chase, State Street Bank, IBM, and others, Danielle understands the importance of driving client experiences that are efficient in both their execution and their deployment.  Transforming the way you work doesn’t mean replacing what you have, but continuing to evolve your business to be ready for the next waves of new generational work styles, artificial intelligence instrumentation, and automation.
René Schimmer (IBM) @rschimmer
In his current role as Sr. Product Manager in IBM Collaboration Solutions, René Schimmer works closely with customers and partners on a world wide basis to communicate IBM’s Collaboration Software strategy as well as to engage in active dialogues on key business challenges.
René has more than 20 years of experience as a Product Manager for online business services and enterprise software solutions. Throughout his career he has managed a range of products from web hosting, B2B online marketing, to various software offerings including intelligent work-stream collaboration, social enterprise networking, web content management, document management, enterprise content management, and business process management solutions.

Str02. GDPR: Three days to go: What you all need to know and what needs to be done

Tuesday, May 22 | 13:30 - 14:30 | D. Sun Room

Download: Engage2018_GDPR-Three-days-to-go.pdf

The European General Data Protection Law (also known as EU-DSGVO) becomes effective as of May 25 and is of VITAL importance.
In the easiest sense it's important as it involves fines of up to 2 million Euros or 4% of worldwide turnover (whatever scares you more). Fines not only come into play upon actual data loss, but already if data *could* get lost and for a variety of other reasons.
This session covers the most important GDPR topics, both for companies in the European Union and for companies doing business with European companies or citizens.
We will also be looking at whether it makes a difference if you are a one person shop or multinational business.
Florian Vogler (panagenda) @panvof
Florian Vogler is CEO of panagenda group. panagenda is specialized in Analytics and Optimization of Collaboration and Communication. Florian travels extensively to work with customers around the globe and speak at conferences.

Str03. Domino 10, Just the Beginning

Wednesday, May 23 | 11:30 - 12:30 | A. Theater


With Domino 10 HCL and IBM are making huge strides to return Domino to its rightful place as the go-to platform for creating Apps. But, it is just the start.
In this session learn of plans for Domino, Sametime, and more in 2018, and more importantly, beyond.
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.
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.

Str04. Domino Top Secret: Mobile Apps

Tuesday, May 22 | 17:00 - 17:45 | A. Theater

Download: Engage2018_iPad.pptx

Get hands-on and personal. So new and revolutionary, it doesn’t even have a name. This is what everyone at Engage will be talking about. Get a sneak peek at the future of Domino apps!
Klaus Roder (IBM) @KlausRoder
Klaus Roder is the lead Program Director in the IBM Collaboration Solutions division. His main focus is to enhance and deliver high quality, first class collaboration solutions to thousands of customers worldwide. Klaus initiated and lead the #Domino2025 Jam and is driving Domino 10 and beyond to a success.
His passion is to work with customers and bring new innovations into products.
Prior to his current role Klaus lead the IBM Entity Analytics business, providing deep Entity Insides to customers. He was also the lead Product Manager for IBM’s Hadoop distribution which he lead from its inception to a multi-million $ business. Before that, Klaus was a key member of the IBM Information Management CTO office.
Klaus holds a Business Degree and a Master in Computer Science from the University of Applied Science in Würzburg, Germany.
Andrew Davis (HCL)
Andrew E. Davis is Director of Engineering and Chief Architect at HCL, leading web and application development for Notes and Domino 10. Current key projects include Verse, Domino Apps on iPad and Node.js with Domino. Andrew was the Chief Architect of IBM Verse and built an agile team is focused on delivering value to the cloud and onprem through continuous delivery. He is leading efforts to reinvigorate the core Notes Application development model by supporting new mobile platforms and the core platform with enhancements to LotusScript.

Str05. IBM Champions: Rock stars, advocates, and experts

Wednesday, May 23 | 11:30 - 12:30 | C. Trinidad

No Slides available

The IBM Champions are the rock stars, advocates, and experts of the IBM technology community. In this session, let's gather the IBM Champions, and those interested in the program, to learn more about being the BEST IBM Champion you can be. We'll share about updates to the program, take feedback, and bring the experience of the IBM Champion & Community Day from Think to Engage.
Libby Ingrassia (IBM) @notesgirl
Libby Ingrassia runs the IBM Champion program worldwide for IBM. She has a long background in IBM technology as a certified instructor, book author, and speaker. Libby is passionate about engaging with and supporting the authentic voices in the tech community.
Alan Hamilton (IBM) @alanghamilton
Alan Hamilton is the Worldwide Collaboration Channels Leader. In his role he gets to lead an incredibly talented group of business professionals who's sole mission is to help IBM Business Partners be more successful when solving their customer's problems with IBM Collaboration Solutions. Alan is a passionate believer in the need to drive the adoption of collaboration tools in all organizations to help all areas of the business get the most benefit. As well as this role, Alan is also the IBM Champion Program Manager for Collaboration Solutions and works with our fantastic group of IBM Champions.

Str06. IBM Connections ready for students at University of Zurich

Wednesday, May 23 | 13:30 - 14:30 | A. Theater

See here: ibm-connections-ready-for-students-at-university-of-zurich

In 2008, the University of Zurich decided to introduce Domino/Notes as a groupware solution and integrated Sametime into its offering right from the start. Since 2012, IBM Connections has been continuously expanded and is available to all employees from 2016. Now the platform is ready for students and 40,000 people have access. We explain to you which were the keys to success and why the platform enjoys increasing use despite mistakes made.
Roberto Mazzoni (University of Zurich) @davoser
Head of the Information Technology User Services group at the University of Zurich. The group's responsibilities include the IT service desk, user support, teaching, database services, web services including web content management system, identity management, collaboration solutions and Linux services of the University of Zurich. He has led various web-related projects, including the Open Access project of the University of Zurich. Together with his team he is responsible for ZORA, the Zurich Open Repository and Archive. He has led the project with the goal to introduce anti-plagiarism software at the University and the project to establish a groupware solution for the University. His team runs and supports the collaboration services for IBM Notes and promotes the usage of IBM Connections at the University of Zurich.
IBM Champion for IBM Social Business 2016 - 2017, IBM Life Time Champion 2018
Sandra Bühler (Belsoft Collaboration AG) @SandraCH
Co-founder and member of the management of Belsoft AG and Belsoft Collaboration AG. Specialist in sales, successful project manager and consultant for the adoption of IBM Connections in companies.
IBM Champion for IBM Social Business 2014 - 2018

Str07. Domino 10 and Beer - Coming TCO and Administration Improvements

Wednesday, May 23 | 16:00 - 16:45 | C. Trinidad

Download: Engage2018_Domino10.pptx

Domino 10 will bring many core improvements across all the key areas of the product. This session will focus on improvements in TCO broadly and Administration. Improvements in NSF, DAOS, Security, Directory, Administration, Mail routing and management and other areas will be presented.
Have a beer (sponsored by SNAPPS) while enjoying Domino's new features.
Russell Holden (HCL)
Russ joined Iris Associates in 1994 and has been working on Domino and SmartCloud Notes continuously since then. He has been the Chief Architect for IBM Domino for the last 15 years.

Str08. Fit for summer! Use your IBM Collaboration tools smarter to make your work less stressful

Tuesday, May 22 | 11:45 - 12:30 | D. Sun Room

See here: use-your-ibm-collaboration-tools-smarter-to-make-your-work-less-stressful

Feeling like you need more time in the week? Did not get your work plan fit your schedule? Is too much email bringing you down? Having to chase people to see if their tasks are done?
IBM has introduced some great features and tools such as Connections, Verse and Watson to make your life less stressful. Combine a mix of proven concepts from time management principles (David Allen, Stephen Covey), agile task and project management, and Cognitive Technology to help you stay on track, find what you need, and get things really done pro-actively.

Are you ready to see how smarter usage of your existing tools can help your employees to be fit for summer? Join this highly interactive session!
Sasja Beerendonk (Silverside) @sbeerendonk
Sasja Beerendonk is a Senior Consultant at Silverside and is one of the most experienced end-user adoption consultants in Europe. She was recognized by IBM as a subject matter expert (IBM Champion 2014, 2015 and 2016) and speaks at worldwide conferences on social collaboration, change-management and user adoption.
She works closely with organisations such as Saxion University, Dutch Tax Office, Kawasaki, OMRON, SES, NN Group and Shanks.
Sasja is passionate about enabling a new way to work, motivating people to embrace technology to work smarter.
Besides work Sasja loves running, and going on long walks with her dog. You may wake me up for spinach any time.
Roland Driesen (Silverside) @RolandDriesen
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 PACE Online.

Str09. Next Generation Low Code

Wednesday, May 23 | 13:30 - 14:30 | E. Sky Room


App Development, migration and transition of the Domino platform to a modern design architecture to drive new business solutions and outcome based solutions.
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.

Str10. 10 for Domino 10: Top 10 Items from the #Domino2025 Jam’s (20 min.)

Tuesday, May 22 | 16:00 - 16:20 | C. Trinidad

Download: Engage2018_10-for-Domino-10-Top10_ domino2025 Jams.pdf

The #domino2025 Jams reached over 2,000 users around the globe. We had so many great ideas, we want to share with you how you shaped the Notes and Domino Roadmap. We will cover the top ten outcomes in the roadmap that came from the Jams.
Klaus Roder (IBM) @KlausRoder
Klaus Roder is the lead Program Director in the IBM Collaboration Solutions division. His main focus is to enhance and deliver high quality, first class collaboration solutions to thousands of customers worldwide. Klaus initiated and lead the #Domino2025 Jam and is driving Domino 10 and beyond to a success.
His passion is to work with customers and bring new innovations into products.
Prior to his current role Klaus lead the IBM Entity Analytics business, providing deep Entity Insides to customers. He was also the lead Product Manager for IBM’s Hadoop distribution which he lead from its inception to a multi-million $ business. Before that, Klaus was a key member of the IBM Information Management CTO office.
Klaus holds a Business Degree and a Master in Computer Science from the University of Applied Science in Würzburg, Germany.
Barry Rosen (HCL) @b_rosen
Barry Rosen is a Senior Regional Director for Products and Platforms at HCL Technologies. He is responsible for the full offering requirements for IBM Notes, IBM Domino and IBM Verse. At IBM, Barry owned many key product responsibilities across IBM's Messaging and Collaboration portfolio (including ICAA IMSMO, and Sametime.) Barry is also a published author with several articles and books written on Lotus products.

Str21. Earning the Respect of the Developers You Manage (Round Table)

Wednesday, May 23 | 11:30 - 12:30 | Table 2 Honolulu

Download: Engage2018_Earning-the-respect-of-the-developers-you-manage.pdf

Join IBM Champion Bill Malchisky's premiere Business & Strategy session at Engage, focusing on improving intra-team coherence. When responsible for development resources, extending further one's management skills helps earn their respect and while leading the team together in a positive direction. We will review some proven techniques to work better with your team, provide use cases, all while addressing your respective management challenges. Let us learn from each other in Rotterdam.
Bill Malchisky (Effective Software Solutions) @billmalchisky
Bill Malchisky Jr. is a seven-time IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions, bringing 20+ years of global IBM software consulting experience in regulated verticals and business prowess to his sessions. Linux is a consistent theme in most of the presentations Bill gave at 40+ IBM focused conferences. An active engager with IBM on technical matters, he helped drive and approve the macOS Notes installer for High Sierra release. Currently, he trains admins on Linux builds and runs a team of 15 developers for a customer. His ICS and Linux focused blog is here: http://billmal.com

Str22. Managing The Noise (Round Table)

Wednesday, May 23 | 09:00 - 10:00 | Table 2 Honolulu

No Slides available

How many real time chats are you in every day across different platforms? Do you try and participate on twitter only to lose hours to an online discussion you didn't plan for? This group discussion will share ideas and experience in how to best manage all the noise and how to contribute effectively. This is also aimed at owners of those chat rooms or communities wondering how to stop people from failing to join in just because they blinked at the wrong time and the discussion moved on without them.
Gabriella Davis (The Turtle Partnership) @gabturtle
Gabriella Davis –Technical Director, The Turtle Partnership -is a highly respected member of IBM’s technical community and in 2016 received the first IBM Lifetime Champion award for her work with collaboration software. With a focus on design, development, deployment and administration of global infrastructures, she has established herself and her firm as experts within the social collaborative space. Her work also includes the real world security and privacy aspects of expanding IoT ecosystems.

Str23. GDPR - So Many Countries, So Many Fines (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 22 | 16:00 - 16:45 | Table 2 Honolulu

No Slides available

The real deal... As GDPR will be enforced by each individual country within the EU, what happens to a company that has complaints registered against it in multiple countries? Multiple fines? Does this further encourage a single version of your company's privacy rules?
Obviously, some countries will be more vigilant in enforcement and assessing fines. Should the more restrictive German rules of GDPR be applied across a company's enterprise and applied to all geographies?
Laura Eisenhardt
Laura is the Executive Vice President at iKnow Solutions and has been implementing MDM, data quality, profiling and governance initiatives for over 20 years with IBM products. Laura is a popular international speaker and subject matter expert on all issues regarding GDPR. She has been featured by Forbes, MSNBC and CNN.

Str24. Become a User Experience (UX) Expert in Five Easy Steps (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 22 | 11:45 - 12:30 | Table 2 Honolulu

No Slides available

The Interactive Design Foundation defines User Experience (UX) design as “the process of creating products that provide meaningful and personally relevant experiences. This involves the careful design of both a product’s usability and the pleasure consumers will derive from using it. It is also concerned with the entire process of acquiring and integrating the product, including aspects of branding, design, usability, and function.”
The more relevant the user experience is to the needs and desires of those you are building an application for, the more that app will resonate with your organization’s brand, the more people will value your work, and more value they will place on your work as a whole.
You don’t have to be a designer to understand the basics of UX design. In this session, Red Pill Now’s Creative and UX Director, Bob Kadrie will give you the information and tools you need to become your own User Experience expert. More importantly, the methods discussed in this session can be put to work for the benefit of you – and your customers immediately.
Bob Kadrie (Red Pill Now) @bobkadrie
During his career, Bob has garnered scores of design awards, and has served 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, his LUG appearances have regularly ranked among the highest. Bob carefully guides Red Pill Now’s brand and serves as the firm's creative and UX director.

Str25. Branding and Re-Branding Yourself (Round Table)

Wednesday, May 23 | 14:45 - 15:30 | Table 2 Honolulu

No Slides available

In this session we look at how to create and manage a personal brand. You may not think you have one but you do, even if you don’t have a public persona you will still have a brand. A personal brand is your unwritten resume and understanding how to craft and present the message you want to share as well as change direction is a career skill.
Gabriella Davis (The Turtle Partnership) @gabturtle
Gabriella Davis –Technical Director, The Turtle Partnership -is a highly respected member of IBM’s technical community and in 2016 received the first IBM Lifetime Champion award for her work with collaboration software. Her focus includes the design, deployment and administration of global infrastructures as well as the real world security and privacy aspects of expanding data ecosystems.

Str26. How to interconnect universities and high schools over the world with each other with IBM Connections (Round Table)

Wednesday, May 23 | 08:00 - 08:45 | Table 2 Honolulu

No Slides available

This roundtable session is meant to have an open discussion about how we can use IBM Connections to interconnect high schools and universities over the world with each other so that students can taste how it is to work in a virtual team. This way we introduce students in IBMs portfolio of Collaboration Solutions.
Topics that can be discussed are licensing model, good audience for design thinking, who has contacts within those environments....
Kris De Bisschop (GroupWave) @debisschopk
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.