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Enterprise Modernization Tour Tue 20 May


Thank you for your outstanding participation.

Thank you speakers:

Tim Rowe, Charles Guarino, Philippe Magne, Fabian Michel

Thank you sponsors:

Arcad Software, EASI, Remain Software, QSL Northern Europe

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COMMON Europe Enterprise Modernization Tour

A joint COMMON Belgium and NGN/COMMON Netherlands event

brought to you through COMMON Europe and ARCAD Software

Dear community,
Spring 2014 is a key landmark on the IBM i calendar and an exceptionally vibrant time for users.  We look forward to new releases of both Power hardware and the IBM i operating system.  But most important of all, we celebrate a whole new roadmap for the platform.  The new Application Modernization Redbook:  a pragmatic guideline on how to modernize our IBM i applications, from the database up to the user interface, and “everything in between”.  Different from any of its predecessors, this Redbook distils knowledge from 13 industry experts, ISVs and IBM itself, representing the true state of the art.  A fine vintage to be savored in good company…

COMMON Europe, national COMMON organizations across Europe and ARCAD Software invite you to celebrate the modernization of IBM i at a series of local events near to you. 

We welcome Tim Rowe, business architect for IBM i application development from IBM labs in Rochester, MN and Charles Guarino, New York-based renowned speaker and IBM i expert presenting the latest IBM announcements and foremost modernization topics.

Agenda (subject to change)

Tuesday 20 May
10:00    Welcome & Networking coffee
10:30    Welcome from COMMON Belgium, Netherlands and a word from the sponsors

11:00    Keynote: “Overdue: A time to modernize” - Tim Rowe, IBM, US
11:45    Networking coffee break
12:15    “Leave your PDM past behind, next stop RDi!” - Charles Guarino, Central Parks Data, US

13:00    Networking Buffet Lunch

14:00    Modernizing development tools: agile Application Lifecycle Management for IBM i-Philippe Magne, Arcad Software, France
14:45    “IBM i next release overview: what’s new, what IBM continues to improve!” - Tim Rowe, IBM, US
15:30    Networking coffee break
16:00    Modernizing applications and database: From RPGLE to RPG Free, and DDS to DDL–Philippe Magne, Arcad Software, France
16:45    Latest Power Systems Hardware updates – Fabian Michel, IBM Belgium

17:30    Networking drink, Prize draw, Application Modernization Redbook signing ceremony
18:30    End of event

Hotel Van der Valk, Gentseweg 280, 9120 Beveren-Waas (Antwerp), Belgium T: +32 (0)3 775 86 23, www.hotelbeveren.be


Tim Rowe

  Charles Guarino

Philippe Magne



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