Benelux Power 2020 - Agenda building survey

Participate in the survey HERE to tailor the event to your needs



Benelux Power 2020 will be on Wednesday 25th November, Eindhoven, NL, please already save the date.

Tailor the event to your needs by participating in this survey helping the education committee to build the agenda. Every job has its compensation. A prize draw in the end of event drink will reward 3 survey participants. Please note, the closing date is Sunday 24 May end of the day to win the prizes; it will still stay open till 31st May.

Thank you in advance for your collaboration and see you on 25 November.

Stay safe, stay well and take care.

Best regards,
Benelux Power Organization Team

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Presentations IBM Power Systems in the IBM Public Cloud

Thanks for attending the 22 April webinar.
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IBM Power Systems in the IBM Public Cloud

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Dear Common Belgium community,

We sincerely hope that you, your family and your loved ones are safe and well in these difficult pandemic times. As promised, Common Belgium aims to continue providing education and training through virtual activities on IBM Power Systems and the IBM i.

Our first webinar is on a very current topic, the cloud computing. Our  present business demands are becoming more and more sophisticated and our current IT environments are continuously under stress. Sooner or later we will have to stick to our essentials and seek outside help for the rest. Cloud computing is one of its solution. Listen to this FREE webinar offered to you as a benefit of your membership in Common Belgium.

Stay healthy, stay safe and take care.
Common Belgium Board

The IBM Power Systems in the IBM Public Cloud
Fabian Michel, Client Technical Architect, IBM Systems Belgium

Abstract - Many companies are adopting or considering cloud, and IBM has some great technologies for creating an on-premise cloud and for managing the cloud (both on-premise and public). Available now is the ability to run AIX and IBM i workloads on Power Systems in IBM Cloud (IBM's public cloud). In this session, Fabian gives a short intro covering the what, why, how, some typical use cases and pricing structure. This is followed by a small demonstration walk-through to show you how to get started, change resources being consumed and more. Fabian will also highlight considerations for licensing, backup, HA, managing and support. And finally, you will have a brief overview and comparison with other Power Systems cloud offerings.

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About the speaker:

Fabian Michel
Client Technical Architect, IBM Systems
IBM Expert Level Certified Consulting IT Specialist
Master Certified Technical Specialist (The Open Group)

Bio - Fabian is a Certified Consulting IT Specialist at IBM Belgium. He holds an M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. His area of expertise is infrastructure solutions design. He has 25 years of experience in Power Systems. Fabian wrote the first technical paper about Flash storage & IBM i and developed the FLiP tool to predict Flash storage impact on IBM i workloads. Both earned him worldwide recognition. Often sought by clients as a trusted adviser, he is also a frequent speaker at customer events.

Common Belgium goes virtual in the Covid-19 crisis time


 Dear Common Belgium community,

Life in the last weeks is disrupted world over because of the Covid-19 pandemic and currently nobody can predict when everything will become normal. Our heart goes to those who are impacted directly or indirectly and to the valiant healthcare, police, grocer and other essential communities bravely facing the situation. We fully understand that your first priority now is you, your family and your friends’ health and well-being and we wish you to stay healthy and safe.
At the same time, life must carry on. Even in these difficult times, Common Belgium aims to continue providing education, training and virtual activities on IBM Power Systems and the IBM i. The Board was planning its spring in-person activity and now we are concentrating fully on remote education through webinars. 
Our first webinar will be on “The IBM Power Systems in the IBM Pubic Cloud”, given by Fabian Michel, Client Technical Architect, IBM Systems Belgium. You will soon receive full details and the registration link.
Before that, we will request you to join us in listening to Thomas Harrer, CTO IBM Systems Europe, on either 2nd or 3rd April, discussing “The Future of Computing and the Value of IBM Platforms” (abstract and registration details below).
In the meantime, we wish you to keep the moral, look after your family and friends and especially the elderly, and continue your children’s education.
Stay healthy, stay safe and take care.
Philippe Vanden Bussche
Koen Decorte, Shrirang "Ranga" Deshpande, Jean-Pierre Geuens, Paul Masschelein, Corneel Theben Tervile, Frans Verstreken, Marc Van Volsom and Ingo Hesemans
Common Belgium Board
 Dear Client, Dear Partner,
As a valued IBM client or trusted partner, we would like to invite you to our webinar:
The Future of Computing and the Value of IBM Platforms
with IBM leader: Thomas Harrer, CTO of IBM Systems Europe. 
During this webinar, Thomas will share his thoughts and experiences surrounding the ongoing digital transformation that is fueling today’s innovations, even in times of COVID-19. He will also provide an outlook on the ‘Future of Computing’ and explain the next major evolutionary directions for technology. Further, he will then demonstrate the value surrounding IBM platforms and their ability to support this new transition. 
Finally, in these times of remote working, Thomas will discuss how you can easily access expertise to foster innovation within your business and advance your projects while working from home.
Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:00 pm, Europe Summer Time (Brussels, GMT+02:00) 
Or Friday, April 3, 2020 9:00 am, Europe Summer Time (Brussels, GMT+02:00) 
Please Note: Both sessions are the same and are for 1 hour, choose the one that suits you
These events require a registration. Upon registration, you will be provided with a password enabling you to attend the session that you selected. 
To register for the online event
1. For Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:00 pm 
For Friday, April 3, 2020 9:00 am 
2. Click "Register".
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click "Submit".
Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.
For assistance
You can contact Ruqayyah Fadeela Toofany at:  
IMPORTANT PRIVACY NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. You have the option not to join the session and to discuss any concerns with the host prior to the meeting. 
Further information on our privacy policy may be found here: INTERNAL IBM EMPLOYEES ( & NON IBM EMPLOYEES  (  
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This Webex service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the meeting host prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation. 
Ingo Hesemans
Technical Sales Manager Systems HW BeNeLux

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