IBM i 7.3 and Bluemix: 26 May, Brussels


Save 26 May – A two parts day: “IBM i” 7.3 announcement and “Bluemix”.

1. “IBM i” 7.3 is like a good wine, improving year after year to suit to your business taste. This presentation
covers all the latest trends and directions in the marketplace, the POWER & IBM i roadmaps and the
key DB2 technologies that IBM have been adding. You will also hear all the latest announcement about
infrastructure news like new larger and cost effective SSDs and how to get faster insights and business value
by using Flash Storage with IBM i. Also, Fabian will explain how IBM i can easily play in Hybrid Cloud scenarios.
The most important IBM i is security authority collection that helps you secure the platform by giving
correct authority to you users and not more.

2. Bluemix is the IBM cloud platform to accelerate innovation on both sides of the firewall. What’s in it for IBM i?
How to take a fast start and integrate it in your mobile, IoT and other applications running on your IBM i.
Attend the second part to know this “in your language”.

Abstracts and speaker details: coming soon.

Date: Thursday 26 May 2016
Venue: IBM Client Center, Avenue de Bourget 42 Bourgetlaan, 1130 Evere (Brussels)

Agenda (subject to change)

Thursday 26 May 2016, 12:00 to 17:00 hours

Location - IBM Client Center Brussels, (Avenue Bourget 42 Bourgetlaan, Evere)

• 12:00 – 12:40 Registrations, networking and welcome lunch
• 12:40 – 12:50 Introduction , Shrirang “Ranga” Deshpande, COMMON Belgium
• 12:50 – 13:50 IBM i 7.3 Infrastructure and security enhancements, Fabian Michel, IBM Belgium

• 13:50 – 14:10 Networking coffee
• 14:10 – 15:10 IBM i 7.3 DB2 and language enhancements, Paul Masschelein, IBM Belgium
• 15:10 – 16:30 Bluemix – Why you need to know it, Eric Cattoir, IBM Belgium

• 16:30 – 17:00 Networking and closing drink

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




Thanks for your great numbers


A modern application for an end user is the User Experience, the ease of use, not only anywhere and anytime
but everywhere and all the time AND on all devices. COMMON Belgium presents in a single day four
solutions to achieve this ergonomic User Experience in our Power IBM i arena.

Arcad software in collaboration with Inform’aid, LANSA, Fresche Legacy through their division looksoftware
and IBM will explain their best solutions on April 20 through theory and demonstrations. A customer, Aquafin,
will kick-off the day showing how they are modernizing their applications.

Abstracts and speaker details here.

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2016
Venue: IBM Client Center, Avenue de Bourget 42 Bourgetlaan, 1130 Evere (Brussels)

Agenda (subject to change)

Wednesday 20 April 2016, 09:15 to 17:00 hours

Location - IBM Client Center Brussels, (Avenue Bourget 42 Bourgetlaan, Evere)

• 09:15 – 09:45 Welcome coffee and registrations
• 09:45 – 09:50 Introduction

• 09:50 – 10:40 Keynote - a customer experience - Aquafin Belgium
• 10:40 – 11:00 Networking coffee and room separation

• 11:00  11:45 Parallel theory: Room 1 - Arcad Software | Room 2 - LANSA
• 11:45  12:30 Parallel theory: Room 1 - Fresche Legacy | Room 2 - IBM HATS

• 12:30 – 12:40 COMMON Belgium members only: General Assembly
• 12:30 – 13:10 Networking and lunch

• 13:10  14:40 Parallel demonstrations: Room 1 - Arcad Software | Room 2 - LANSA
• 14:40 – 15:00  Coffee break
• 15:00  16:30 Parallel demonstrations: Room 1- Fresche Legacy| Room 2 - IBM HATS
• 16:30 – 17:00  Closing drink

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



Mobile Computing and New Year Reception


Train World, Place/Plein Princess Elisabeth 5, Schaerbeek,1030 Brussels

A red hot topic, Mobile computing for i, a guided museum visit, a delicious dinner and a big prize*, all in a prestigious setting, the Train World museum, Schaerbeek, (Brussels) is the winning combination reserved for you, wholly for free, on Thursday 18 February afternoon.
Do not forget to put on your walking shoes, the Train World world visit is for 2 hours.
The New Year Reception following the visit will be a relaxed networking evening with a walking dinner.
Fill in the evaluation form before dinner to receive a prize and qualify to win a free registration to COMMON Europe Congress, 12-14 June, Stockholm, Sweden www.cec2016.Se, and enjoy!
* Free CEC registration prize only for COMMON Belgium paid members of 2015 or 2016, before the event.

Thursday 18 Feb 2016, 14:30 to 20:00 hours

Location - Train World, Schaarbeek (Prinses Elisabethplein 5, 1030 Schaarbeek) How to reach?

• 14:30 – 15:00 Welcome (entrance Schaarbeek station right side)

Mobile Computing in Room Waasland / Pays de Waas, 1st floor
• 15:00 – 15:10 The year behind, the year ahead - Philippe Vanden Bussche
• 15:10 – 15:20 Benelux Power 2016 - Ranga Deshpande
• 15:20 – 15:50 IBM Mobile first: about methodology of a “Mobility project” - Xavier Pirc, IBM
• 15:50 – 16:20 IBM i and mobility: what can we do today ? - Paul Masschelein, IBM
• 16:20 – 17:00 iPad: Web Query on iPad, Mobile applications - Paul Masschelein, IBM


Museum Hall
• 17:00 – 17:30 Welcome drink
• 17:30 19:00 Museum visit in 2 groups of 20 each
• 19:00 – 20:00 Prize raffle and Walking dinner

Venue: Train World, Place/Plein Princess Elisabeth 5, Schaarbeek, 1030 Brussels


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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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