JORI & New Year Reception 2019


JORI, the 3D configurator fully on IBM i and New year reception



Location - JORI (Hoogweg 52, 8940 Wervik)

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JORI, the 3D configurator fully on IBM i and New year reception

Dear colleagues,

Have an exclusivebehind the scene look of JORI, a Belgian company that creates perfect seating comfort. JORI has designed contemporary sofas, lounge & reclining chairs, chairs, tables and interior accessories since 1963. JORI stands for 100% Belgian craftsmanship. 

Find out howthis IBM Case study client and winner of the first Common Benelux Excellence Award has a full 3D configurator on IBM i. JORI fully relies on IBM i for all its operations. Did you know that JORI already had a website on IBM i in 1995?

Discover the useof open source logon clients to replace active directory, linking of production machines, 3D R&D programs, CRM application using a web interface, use of iPads / iPods in production... Learn how you can implement some of these features at your company.

This education richevent and New Year Reception is free for members or first event participants putting their toes to COMMON Belgium water.

Fill in theevaluation form before dinner to receive a prize and qualify to win a free registration*to COMMON Europe Congress, 16-19 June, Berlin, Germany.
* Free CEC registration prize (€ 625) only for COMMON Belgium paid members of 2018 or 2019 by 28th February.

Looking forward to seeing you in great numbers,
COMMON Belgium Board


Tuesday 26 February 2019, 15:30 to 21:00 hours
Location - JORI (Hoogweg 52, 8940 Wervik)
Nearby hotel list in compilation

• 14:30: Welcome coffee

• 15.00: The year behind, the year ahead - Philippe Vanden Bussche,
President COMMON Belgium

• 15.10: Company presentation
• 15.40: Factory visit

• 16.40: Coffee break
• 17.00: Presentation on the IT infrastructure and IBM i use at JORI.
• 18.00: COMMON Europe Congress, Berlin 16-19 June 2018 - Ranga Deshpande, President COMMON Europe

• 18:10: Reception with a free Common Europe Congress 2019 registration prize drawin the end
• 19:00: Walking dinner



     16-19 June, Radisson Blu, Berlin, Germany
      Exceptional quality 7 workshops / deep dives, Certifications,
      93 presentations, 20+ vendor Expo, Congress dinner at surprise venue
      More information and registration:



Warmest season's greetings 2019

2019 will be yet another exciting year. Stay tuned!

Digital Transformation IBM i - 6 December

Common Europe iTour in Belgium and Luxembourg
                     Offered by Common Europe
                  Sponsored by Fresche Solutions
Registe here

A joint event by Common Belgium and Common Luxembourg 
6 December 2018

Dear IBM i and Power Systems colleagues,

The Digital Transformation journey for IBM i focuses on educating attendees on how to align IT initiatives with key business objectives, how to lead their organizations into a digital era and why so many companies are focused on digital transformation. The event targets senior executives as well as developers and managers. It is a unique approach focused on educating all levels of the organization.

Best regards,
COMMON Belgium and Common Luxembourg Boards

Registe here
Communicate you challenges, questions, pain points: fill the anonymous questionnaire here.
12:00 - 12:50 Registration and networking Lunch
12:50 - 13:05 Introduction and Welcome by COMMON Europe and Fresche
13:05 - 13:50 Innovating for the Future with Digital Transformation by IBM CIO Advisory (Country Representative)
This session will highlight how to align IT initiatives with key business objectives, how 
IT leadership can lead their organization into a digital era and why so many companies 
are focused on digital transformation.
13:50 - 14:35 Design Thinking and the importance of User Experience
by Nick Hampson 
This session will discuss the value derived from taking a solution-based approach to solving problems, as well as the key advantages of developing solutions that are based on real understanding of the people they are being built for.
14:35 - 15:00 Networking and coffee
15:00 - 15:45 AI and Watson in the Real-World by Brendan Kay
This session, which is focused on real-world examples, emphasizes on the business 
value derived from AI. After attending this session, IBM i clients will better understand 
where and how Watson AI can be used in their organization.
15:45 - 16:30 Digital Transformation journey for IBM i by Nick Hampson
A forward-looking presentation that explains Digital Transformation, various 
approaches, shows examples of various IBM i environments applying different 
16:30 - 17:30 Networking cocktail
Opportunity to liaise with speakers and between attendees 


Registe here

The speakers as well we organizers, Common Belgium, very much wish to know
your challenges, questions or pain points of Digitalization to make the event
more productive. Please communicate them thru this anonymous questionnaire

Thank you for the exceptional Benelux Power 2018

                                The 6th annual flagship event of
     Common Belgium, 
Common Netherlands and Common Luxembourg
                   concluded with acclaim and applause from all present

Here are 3 comments received:

Thank you for a great meeting in Eindhoven - Jürgen Desmidt
Thank you very much for the well organized event - Tsvetan Marinov
We did an exceptional job - Philippe Vanden Bussche


Please look forward to handouts from Monday onwards


Thanks to our well-wishers, partners and sponsors:

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