Benelux Power 2021 - postponed to Wed-Thu 9-10 Feb 2022 Eindhoven, NL

Event postponed to 9-10 February 2022
due to current COVID restrictions
in Netherlands and Belgium
Watch this space for more information
Come listen Jesse Gorzinski, Business Architect
Open Source for IBM i and other IBM and industry experts


Workshops and deep dives - Wed 9 February
Conference, Expo and Excellence Awards - Thursday 10 Feb

New registratioins opening soon

New announcement and submisison link coming soon

Thanks to our well wishers, partners & sponsors


Come join us to deepen your knowledge

I. Current and emerging topics and top IBM and industry speakers:
The conference main education themes are: Emerging technologies, Open Source, AI,
Application Development, Db2 and SQL, System Management, Security and
Customer cases.

II. Workshops / deep dives and sessions offered by IBM and industry experts:
Jesse Gorzinski, Business Architect Open Source for i, IBM Rochester
Tonny Bastiaans, WW Product Manager Power Systems, IBM Nertherlands
Fabian Michel, Systems Management, IBM Belgium

Juan Manuel Alcudia, Db2 and SQL, CD-Invest
Mario Aquino, Application Modernbization, Easi
Koen Decorte, Application Development; CD-Invest
Niels Liisberg, Appl Dev and Open Source, System and Method, Denmark
Rudi van Helvoirt, Systems Management, Easi
Liliane Van Winckel, App Modernization, Easi
Igor Versluys, Cloud Computing, Iptor. 


III. Vendor solutions in their own slots:

Do not miss 6 Solution Providers' 25 minutes sessions, non-competing with education sessions, in their own slots. It's
Education and latest products information enhancing your own solutions.

New registratioins opening soon


Register NOW - COMMON Europe Congress Copenhagen, Denmark 31 Oct-3 Nov


Join us at the annual exceptional skills updating opportunity,
plus meet old friends after 2 and 1/2 years
and make new friends in relaxed in-person networking

Register NOW to save your seat

Condensed message 

-  The “in-person” Copenhagen Congress sessions list is now available on-line.
-  Choose your sessions and register before the early bird date 14 October ends.
-  Special prices for host country user group members Common Denmark
-  Reserve your seat for this once a year, 3 and ½ days, exceptional education and relaxed networking opportunity.

Browse the sessions list here

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COMMON Europe Congress, 31 Oct - 03 Nov
In-person Congress

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An "in-person" event after eager 18 months - New Navigator for IBM i and ACS for developers - 29 September 12:00 noon

New Navigator for IBM i and ACS for developers

Register now

The wait is over, an in-person event after 18 months 

Wednesday 29 September, 12:00 noon - 17:00 hours

Wetenschapspark, Galileilaan 15, 2845 Niel

Rudi van Helvoirt (bio below)
van Helvoirt Automatisering
Liliane Van Winckel (bio below)
Meet the New Navigator for IBM i What developers should know about 'ACS' in general and about the 'Run SQL Scripts' explicitly

Wednesday 29 September, Wetenschapspark, Niel

Agenda (subject to change)

• 12:00 – 13:00 Networking Lunch
• 13:00 – 13:10 Welcome from Common Belgium - Philippe Vanden Bussche, Common Belgium
• 13:10 – 14:25 Meet the New Navigator for IBM i - Rudi van Helvoirt, van Helvoirt Automatisering
• 14:25 – 14:45 Networking Coffee break
• 14:45 – 16:00 What developers should know about 'ACS' in general and about the 'Run SQL Scripts' explicitly - Liliane Van Winckel, EASI
• 16:00 – 16:10 Common Europe Congress 31 Oct - 03 Nov 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark - Shrirang "Ranga" Deshpande, Common Europe
• 16:10 – 17:00 Closing and Networking drink, Tombola for a free registration to Copenhagen Common Europe Congress, 31/10-03/11 Copenhagen, Denmark

Register now

Rudi van Helvoirt, van Helvoirt Automatisering

Meet the New Navigator for IBM i

See the New Navigator for i in action and learn what it is all about.

It is the perfect combination between DB2 for i Services and an HTTP server.
This new GUI will change the way developers and system administrators will use IBM i.
Do not be surprised if in the near future you will move away from 5250 emulation.
Is it that good, yes it is. 

Speaker bio: 
After having started as a System/38 programmer in 1986. In 1989 the switch was made to system programming and systems management. Being passionate about systems management he founded van Helvoirt Automatisering in 1993. Rudi enjoys helping IBM i customers ever since for running their business applications. He is an early adopter of the IBM i GUI’s, System Object Access that later evolved into System i Navigator and recently Navigator for i. He has been involved in IBM i BRMS for the past 15 years, helping to improve the backup strategy of IBM i data. Rudi is member of the COMMON Europe Advisory Council, an IBM and End User Experts strategy think tank for the IBM i. On top of that IBM made him an IBM Champion in 2020. Also in 2020 van Helvoirt Automatisering was acquired by EASI in the Netherlands.

Liliane Van Winckel, EASI

What developers should know about 'ACS' in general and about the 'Run SQL Scripts' explicitly

- Discover the user-friendly features of Access Client Solutions for Database Development
- Learn to use some very useful functions/shortcuts in Run SQL Scripts
- Preferences, options, connection settings and other tips for Run SQL Scripts
For everyone using SQL Scripts, including System Engineers

Speaker bio:
EASI supports their customers in a variety of ways. They provide Power IBM i solutions such as cloud or on premise infrastructure as well as managed services and software development. They ensure the best service thanks to their experts who excel in all of the aforementioned fields.
One of the experts of the Power IBM i Applications Development team is Liliane. She has been analyzing, developing software applications and coaching software projects on IBM Midrange Systems for many years.
Today most of her time goes to coaching IBM i modernization projects and training : Workshops IBM i basics,  (SQL)RPGLE for new developers, RPGLE free form and SQLRPGLE for experienced developers, DB2 for i SQL, Rational Developer for i, Consume and Provide Webservices on IBM i, … .
After years of encouragement and support towardscustomers and colleagues writing modern applications and using modern tools, IBM i Application Modernization became her passion.

COMMON Europe Congress, 31 Oct - 03 Nov

An in-person event

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Plan the budget, plan the projects, free the dates,
attend worry-free




COMMON Europe Congress, 31 Oct-3 Nov Copenhagen, Denmark


Registrations are open

Plan the budget,
plan the projects to attend worry-free


COMMON Europe Congress, 31 Oct - 03 Nov
In-person Congress

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