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