Digital Transformation IBM i - 6 December

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

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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:

Benelux Power 2018 - Monday-Tuesday - 08-09 October Eindhoven, Netherlands




FREE main Conference and Expo, Tuesday 9 October,
for members and sponsor recommended participants

Do not miss this once a year
Exceptional Education opportunity near you

Workshops Certifications 8/10 Conference
agenda 9/10
Solutions 9/10
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                                       Benelux Power 2018
The 6th annual flagship event of
     Common Belgium, 
Common Netherlands and Common Luxembourg 
Why you should be there?
Once a year Benelux Power brings together hundred plus Power System, IBM i experts,
users, vendors and like-minded professionals under one roof to network, learn, and share
best practices. High quality Education is delivered by IBM and Industry Experts. 

I. Monday 8 Oct Workshops / Deep dives:
Morning (one of these):   
  • Applying IBM i Security - Carol Woodbury, Help Systems
  • Hands-on IBM i + Node-RED = succeed faster in programming - Koen Decorte, CD Invest
  • Hands-on Getting started with Open source - Jesse Gorzinski, IBM
  • Improving Analysis with Performance Data Investigator, Lora Powell, IBM
Afternoon (one of these): 
  • Security Beyond IBM i, Carol Woodbury, Help Systems
  • Free-form RPG - Jürgen Desmidt, CD-Invest
  • Moving Windows users to ACS - Jesse Gorzinski
  • Certifications 2 hours (details coming soon)
  • Certification Business Computing Associate
  • Certification Business Computing Professional (only after BCA)
  • Certification ILE RPG
  • Certification Associate RPG Developer
    Limited seats for WS/Dd/Certifications, reserve yours here already. 
II. Tuesday 9 Oct - Expo, main conference, quality prizes:
      FREE for members and sponsor recommended participants
      see agenda here
Keynote by IBM Executives Alison Butterill and Ingo Hesemans.
Education sessions by Carol Woodbury, Jesse Gorzinski, Franz Bourlet, Stephen Cheney,
Jürgen Desmidt, Koen Decorte, Manfred Sielhorst, Liliane Vanwinckel, Lora Powell,
Rudi van Helvoirt, Steve Bradshaw and Willy Ceuppens.
Application Development
Db2 and SQL
Emerging Technology
Free-form RPG
Open Source
Private Cloud
Security and even beyond
System Management
Register now.

II. Tuesday 9 Oct - Excellence Awards: submisions closed 16/09

There were two categories: Applicatiion Development or Database and Systems
and Security. Submission date 16/09 already over. Attend the Tuesday 9 October
conference to know the winners and finanlists. 

IV. Thanks to our well-wishers, partners and sponsors:



Benelux Power 2018 - Mon-Tue - 8-9 October Eindhoven, Netherlands

                           Save the date
Common Belgium, Common Netherlands and
Common Luxembourg are proud to announce
their annual flagship event for the 6th year


Workshops and deep dives - Monday 8 Octoebr

Main conference, Expo and Excellence Awards - Tuesday 9 Oct

Watch this space for more details


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