Big Data / Analytics for IBM i 18 Nov 2015

18/11/2015 12:30


Venue: IBM Client Center (Forum), Avenue du Bourgetlaan 42-44, Evere, Brussels

Come join us - your all round IT career needs this knowledge.

Speakers statements:
Wim Van Leuven, BigBoards - A down-to-earth introduction to what big data is, what it can and cannot do, the importance of data science and how to architect big data solutions.

Toon Puissant, Element61 - This session will go into some of the main challenges that our customers are facing in putting Analytics to work in an IBM i environment. We will discuss some best practice architectures and recommendations, both within the world of IBM i, as well as using other IBM software and infrastructure solutions.

Andre De Locht, IBM Belgium essence - Big data is not datawarehouse and is not hadoop... so your"classic" approach to analytics is no longer good enough. In this session I will share ideas on how to make the most efficient and agile analytics on big data at the lowest possible cost.

• 12:30 – 13:30 Buffet Lunch including drink
• 13:30 – 13:40 Welcome from Common Belgium
• 13:40 – 14:30 What really is Big Data, an SMB perspective and hurdles to tackle it easily - Wim Van Leuven, BigBoards
• 14:30 15:20 Concrete analytics projects in an IBM i setting with customer cases - Toon Puissant, Element61
• 15:20 – 15:40  Coffee break
• 15:40 – 16: 30 IBM’s market findings and services/products available in the IBM portfolio - André De Locht, IBM Belgium.
• 16:30 – 17:00 Closing and Network drink

Dear colleagues,

Big Data and analytics is key to become a data driven organization and is already used 'under the cover' in a lot of processes in modern society. We all know we have more information than we can effectively use!
The smartest organizations are already capitalizing on increased information richness and analytics to gain competitive advantage, today and in the future.
This event concentrates on our small and medium businesses using IBM i (AS/400) and gives expert advice, including down to earth (=practical) information on how :
- to use the analytics information agenda to plan the future
- to drive the action and create value from the insights

Come and join us and get inspired by these exclusive speakers with proven experien





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Security Day & New Year Reception

Thanks participants, thanks speakers, thanks sponsors.

* Event pictures in the gallery on right.
* Presentations available in the password protected area.

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hear and participate in the panel discussion, enjoyed wine tasting and liked prizes.

Thanks speakers - You witnessed the rapt attention and saw the enthusiasm,
your messages achieved the goal.

Thanks sponsors Cilasoft & Pantheon Automatisering - Your valued support was a big plus.

Non-participants - See the rich agenda below and pictures on right; you missed something.


09:30 - Welcome Coffee
10:00 – Welcome from COMMON Be, Shrirang “Ranga” Deshpande, VP & Events Manager
10:15 - Keynote - “Get cybercrime in our minds and out of our systems” - Federal Police tips for awareness and protection, Pascal D'Eer, Chief Information Officer, Belgian Federal Police
11:00 – Coffee break
11:30 - Keynote  Safeguard your precious Business Data with the latest IBM i security enhancements – Thomas Barlen, Consulting IT Specialist IBM Power Systems Security, IBM Germany
12:30 - Lunch
13:30 - Stay on Top of Your Most Difficult IBM i Security Challenges, Guy Marmorat, Security Expert on IBM i & CEO, Cilasoft, France.
14:30 - Coffee break
15:00 – Secure Web Application Development - Guy Paquet, Security Solution Consultant, Security Systems Division, IBM Belgium
15:45 - Moderated Panel discussion - Panelists:
Thomas Barlen, Consulting IT Specialist IBM Power Systems Security, IBM Germany,
Etienne Stanus, Chief Information Security Officer, Institut Jules Bordet, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Brussels, Belgium,
Wim Neirinck, Application Development Manager, CEBEO, Belgium.
Moderator - Ranga Deshpande, Common Belgium.
16:30 – COMMON Belgium: Highlights 2014 Plans 2015, Philippe Vanden Bussche, President COMMON BE
16:45 - Wine tasting, Gustaaf Legroux, Honorary President, COMMON Belgium
& Thierry De Laet, Oenologist
18:00 – 19:30 Prizes (Reputed wine bottles, a tablet, 1 free ticket for COMMON Europe Congress, Poland, 3 copies of Carol Woodbury's IBM i Security book), Walking dinner



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