Common Belgium year opening event

See here the prestigious Paneslists, Moderators and Speakers'
bio's and pictures


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Subject matter expert moderated panel discussions
with world renowned IBM and industry experts

Be in the first 50 to register (membership paid)
and really taste two wines with an expert
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See here the prestigious Paneslists, Moderators and Speakers' bio's and pictures


- 14:30-14:40 – Welcome, Philippe Vanden Bussche, President, Common Belgium

- 14:40-15:30 – State of RPG on IBM i in 2021
Susan Gantner, Jon Paris and Paul Tuohy, the world renowned trio of RPG and Db2 Summit will be pushed to share their in-depth knowledge by Peter Boesman, the Application Development Manager of a major Belgium supermarket chain.

- 15:40-16:30 – State of Db2 on i in 2021
None other than the IBM Business Architect for Db2 for i, Scott Forstie, will be joined by his Db2 Ping-Pong match archrival Birgitta Hauser and another Db2 expert, Juan Manuel Alcudia, to sharpen their strokes. The referee, ugh, the moderator will be Koen Decorte, the developer of one of the best IBM i stories, JORI, and CEO of an ISV having offices in Belgium and Spain.

- 16:40-16:50 – Common Europe Congress 2021 – on-line and in-person editions, Ranga Deshpande, Common Europe

- 16:50--17:05 – Message from IBM Belgium-Luxembourg Country General Manager
Bart Windal, the new Country General Manager of IBM Belgium-Luxembourg, will welcome Common Belgium members and the IBM i community.

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- 17:15-17:55 – Why you should not believe wine experts
A Common Belgium year opening event always involves gastronomical expertise. Fabrizio Bucella, Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) & the wine expert and Director at Inter Wine & Dine (IWD) will reveal you the secrets of ine experets.

- 17:55-18:15- Real life wine tasting
Fabrizio will taste two wines of his choice for you.
We will ship the same two wines to “first 50” Common Belgium 2021 paid member registrants (exceptionally 2 from the same member company) so that they can share Fabrizio’s expertise at their homes. And not only that, the wines will be accompanied by the special wine tasting glass.

So, pay your Common Belgium 2021 membership, or become member while registering and reserve your seat to acquire latest Application Development and Wine expert knowledge.

Do not miss this unbeatable incentive for the first event of the year!
The COMMON Belgium Board

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See here the prestigious Paneslists, Moderators and Speakers' bio's and pictures


Opening event 2021


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Warmest season's greetings 2021

    Let's build an exciting 2021 full of hope and wonder!





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