Benelux Power 2017 & COMMON Europe iTour



Register now for Benelux Power and COMMON Europe iTour: 

GDPR - Managing the data effectively in an ever changing world.

COMMON Europe iTour is free for BE, NL & LU user group members

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to our Benelux Power annual flagship event in its 5th year
and the Excellence Awards for the 2nd year. 

There are 3 simultaneous 3 hours full education deep dives in the morning on
1) GDPR - Hints and Tips, 2) Modern Application Development,
3) Hints and Tips for IBM i System management.

The COMMON Europe iTour in the afternoon , going to 12 European countries
is coming to Benelux also. Its sponsors this year are Vision Solutions and
Arcad Software. There are 4 red hot topics with the theme:

GDPR - Managing the data effectively in an ever changing world.

Do not miss this education rich event. 
Boards of COMMON Belgium, COMMON Netherlands and COMMON Luxembourg

Register now: 

Speaker details and abstracts here, more info coming soon..

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 9:30 to 18:00 hours

Location - Hotel Vandervalk, Aalsterweg 322, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Agenda (subject to change) -

Benelux Power 2017 and Expo
Three parallel deep dive 3 hours sessions in 3 rooms:
1) GDPR - Hints and Tips, Stephan Leisse, Vision Solutions
2)Modern Application Development - Floyd Del Muro, Arcad Software
3) Hints and tips for IBM i Systems Management, Rudi van Helvoirt, Helvoirt Automatisering
08:30 to 09:00 Welcome coffee & registrations in Expo
09:00 to 10:20 Deepdive part 1 
10:20 to 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 to 12:00 Deepdive part 2
COMMON Europe iTour
12:00 – 13:00      Registration and Lunch in Expo
13:00 – 13:15      Welcome - Common Country Presidents & sponsors
13:15 – 14:00      Make the POWER i server a Data Warehouse - sharing DB2 data on other technologies – Vision Solutions
14:00 – 14:45      How to standardize an IBM i environment for GDPR compliance – Arcad Software
14:45 – 15:15      Networking and coffee break
15:15 – 16:00      Migrate and Upgrade While Active – Vision Solutions
16:00 – 16:45      DevOps and its seamless integration with GitHub, Jira and Jenkins – Arcad Software
16:45 – 16:50      Group photo
16:50 – 17:30      Closing drink + Excellence Awards

Speaker details and abstracts here, more info coming soon.


                      Thank you sponsors



PowerAI + Image Manipulation on IBM i, Brussels IBM Client Center 5 October 2017



IBM Client Center, Brussels More details below Register here

This "PowerAI + Image Manipulation on IBM i" event is FREE for COMMON user group members
or a first activity to non-members.

Dear colleagues,

Why should you come to this event organized by COMMON Belgium? Today, all of us
have a mobile phone in our pocket or purse. Taking a picture has become second nature.
But this phone is not simply for personal use, it is also a business instrument.
And Koen Decorte will show us how to send these images and other data to your IBM i.
And he will not just stop there he will show us how to manipulate those images along with
their data for our business applications.

Artificial Intelligence on Power Systems is yet another topic with a big buzz today.
It is our future. IBM Belgium’s Franz Bourlet will demystify it in the opening presentation.

Further, we also care to give you a stress free learning experience. To avoid traffic jams,
we start at 10:30 with a welcome coffee, offer you lunch and a relaxed networking drink
after the event, all finishing at 15:45 so that you can avoid the traffic jam for joining
your dear ones.
Your registration offers you free parking in the basement.

And like always, there will be a prize for everybody returning the evaluation form.  

Looking forward to seeing you in great numbers,

The COMMON Belgium Board
See speaker details and abstracts here.

Thursday 5 October 2017, 10:30 to 15/45 hours

Location - IBM Client Center (Avenu Bourgetlaan 42, 1130 Brussels )

* 10:30 Welcome coffee,

* 11:00 Welcome and introduction by Philippe Vanden Bussche, President

* 11:05 Announcement Benelux Power and CE iTour by Ranga Deshpande, VP & Events Manager


* 11:10 PowerAI by Fabian Michel, IBM Belgium


* 12:10 Sandwich lunch
* 12:45 IBM i mobile - Use your smartphone or webcam to send data
to your IBM i by Koen Decorte
* 13:55 Coffee break
* 14:15 Visual recognition on IBM i by Koen Decorte

* 15:15 Networking drink
*15:55 End of the event




Common Europe Congress in collaboration with Common Belgium 18-21/6 Brussels



Thanks for massively attendingCOMMON Europe Congress 18-21 June, Brussels





1) Database Modernization 20 Apr @ IBM Bru 2) Common Europe Congress 18-21/6 Brussels



IBM Client Center, Evere, Brussels
More details below. Register here

COMMON Europe Congress 18-21 June
More details here Register here


See sessions abstracts and speaker bio’s here

Dear Common Belgium members,
and all IBM i and Power enthousiasts,
Common Belgium is proud to invite you to the second event of this year.
This time it’s all about database. More specific: database modernization.
The focus is more on ‘how to’ than on ‘why’.
The first session will indicate how to start with temporal database and row and colomn access control.
The second sessions is about what you can expect when modernizing your database.
The third session is more about how design decisions can impact the performance of the database:
A roadmap to datacentric computing. 
After the first session and before the lunch we will have our annual general assemblee. A short
presentation will cover the 2016 events, the financial results and the events we planned for this year.
The COMMON Belgium Board

Speaker details and abstracts available here.



Thursday 20 April 2017, 10:30 to 17:00 hours
Location - IBM Client Center Brussels, (Avenue Bourget 42 Bourgetlaan, Evere)

• 10:30 Welcome coffee

• 11.00: Event opening, Philippe Vanden Bussche, President, COMMON Belgium
• 11.10: Getting started with Temporal database and RCAC, Andy Youens, IBM i Consultant, FormaServe, UK

• 12.25: General Assembly followed by Lunch

• 13.10: Do’s and dont’s of a database modernization project – hands in the dirt tips, Michel Mouchon, CTO, Arcad Software

• 14.25 Coffee break

• 14.40: Why you cannot miss the COMMON Europe Congress, Brussels, 18-21 June 2017, Ranga Deshpande, President, COMMON Europe
• 14.55: A datacentric roadmap – practical tips from an experienced person, Jos Vermaere, IBM Academy of Technology

• 16.10: Closing drink / Networking moment

Venue: IBM Client Center Brussels, (Avenue Bourget 42 Bourgetlaan, Evere)
Registration: here




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