Benelux Power 2019 - Wed-Thu 6-7 Nov Eindhoven, NL

06/11/2019
 
Come learn from Steve Will, Chief Architect IBM i
Scott Forstie, Business Architect Db2 for i and
many other IBM and industry experts

 
 

Workshops and deep dives - Wed 6 November
Conference, Expo and Excellence Awards - Thursday 7 Nov

See full announcement here. Register here.

See full announcement and submisison links here

Thanks to our initial sponsors

Come join us to deepen your knowledge

I. Current and emerging topics and top IBM and industry speakers:
The conference main education themes are: Emerging technologies, Open Source, AI,
Machine learning, Application Development, Db2 and SQL, System Management and
Customer cases.

II. Workshops / deep dives and sessions offered by IBM and industry experts:
Steve Will, Chief Architect IBM i; Scott Forstie, Business Architect Db2 for i,
Doug Mack, WebQuery specialist; Thomas Decorte, Machine learning, R and Python;
Fabian Michel, Client Technical Architect; and an IBM Montpellier labs specialist.
Industry experts like Erwin Earley, Open Source specialist; Niels Liisberg, Appl Dev;
Thieme Meulenhoff, a customer case; Liliane Van Winckel, App Modernization,
Koen Decorte, Application Development; and Rudi van Helvoirt, Systems Management.

III. Vendor solutions in their own slots:

Do not miss 12 Vendor Solutions of 20 minutes after the breaks in their own slots. It's
Education and lates products enhancing your own solutions.

See full announcement hereRegister here.

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IBM i Security and Modernization 30 Sept

30/09/2019

 

 

IBM Client Center, Avenue du Bourget/Bourgetlaan 42, Evere 

Register here

 

See session abstracts and speaker bios here

Dear IBM i colleagues,

Common Europe iTour, a collaboration between Common Europe and the local Common country organizations, sponsored this year by Syncsort, comes to Belgium and Common Luxembourg with the exciting theme: “IBM i Security and Modernization”.

Avoid traffic jams, start with a comfortable lunch, learn in 4 sessions and end with a relaxing networking drink.

THE FIRST is a double sessions on“IBM i security best practices” that runs through the 6 layers of security,
-Access control (multi-factor authentication, elevated authority management and system access management)
-Data privacy (protecting data at-rest and in-motion from unauthorized access with encryption, tokenization, and masking)
-Compliance monitoring (detecti ng security incidents and compliance deviations and monitoring/blocking views of sensitive Ddb2 data)
-SIEM integration for enterprise-wide security monitoring and analytics

THE SECOND session is a “Deep dive into Data privacy” on protecting data at-rest and in-motion from unauthorized access with encryption, tokenization, and masking.

THE THIRD session “Building streaming data pipelines from IBM i databases” explains connecting data from IBM i systems with modern applications and data platforms.

Register here

See session abstracts and speaker bios here

Agenda (subject to change)

• 12:15 – 13:00 Networking Lunch
• 13:00 – 13:15 Welcome from Common Belgium
• 13:15 – 14:00 
Building Streaming Data Pipelines from IBM i Databases - Mariusz "Max" Gieparda, Syncsort
• 14:00 – 14:45 Best Practices in IBM i Security – part 1 - Andreu Rul, Syncsort
• 14:45 – 15:05 Networking Coffee break
• 15:05 – 15:50 
Best Practices in IBM i Security – part 2 - Andreu Rul, Syncsort
• 15:50 – 16:35 A Deep Dive into IBM i Data Privacy Technology Options - Andru Rul, Syncsort
• 16:35 – 16:45 Benelux Power 6-7 Nov 2019 and Common Europe Congress 15-18 June, Montpellier, France
• 16:45 – 17:30 Closing and Network drink

Venue: IBM Client Center, Avenue du Bourget/Bourgetlaan 42, Evere 

Register here

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IBM i 7.4 announcements 27 May

27/05/2019

 

 

IBM Client Center, Avenue du Bourget/Bourgetlaan 42, Evere 

Registration: http://www.common.be/Announcements_27_May

 

Dear Power Systems and IBM i colleagues,

Innovation is driven by collaboration and sharing ideas with other people. Your beloved platform IBM i, with its continuous innovation through 7.4 has once again proven that it’s Forever Young!

Common Belgium celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and stays Forever Young like your beloved platform. Come join us 27 May afternoon at IBM Client center Brussels for innovations discovery and celebrations. We will also hold our statutory General Assembly meeting the same day.

Looking forward to seeing you in great numbers.

Sincerely,
Common Belgium Board

Monday 27 May, IBM Client Center

Agenda (subject to change)  Register here

  • 11:30 – 11:50 Common Belgium General Assembly (Members only)
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 – 13:10 Welcome - Philippe Vanden Bussche, President Common Belgium
  • 13:10 – 14:20 Announcements Part 1– Fabien Michel
  • 14:20 – 14:40 Coffee Break·     
    14:40 – 16:00 Announcements Part 2– Fabian Michel
  • 16:00 – 16:10 Common Europe Congress update– Shrirang “Ranga” Deshpande, President Common Europe
  • 16:10 – 16:30 Closing Session, Chief Guest – Jacques Platieau, Country general Manager, IBM BeLux
  • 16:30 – Common Belgium 35th Anniversary celebrations

Register here

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     16-19 June, Radisson Blu, Berlin, Germany
      Exceptional quality 7 workshops / deep dives, Certifications,
      106 presentations, 20+ vendor Expo, Congress dinner at surprise venue
      More information and registration: www.comeur.org

 

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Common Belgium does an IBM i Hackathon

01/04/2019

 

 

IBM Client Center, Avenue du Bourget/Bourgetlaan 42, Evere 

Register at: http://www.common.be/Hackathon_1_April
 

 

Dear IBM i and Power Systems colleagues,
 
Common Belgium does an IBM i Hackathon
 
What is it all about?
Hacking is creative problem solving. A hackathon is an event where people come together to solve problems. Our goal is to do a one day event to learn how to tackle problems in daily IBM i programming and administration by integrating and using open source tools.
 
The application we will try to build is a “company visitor registration” application. We will try to integrate the following features:
    - Visitor registration
    - Car number plate registration with visual recognition of the number from a picture
    - What about GDPR and security of the application?
    - What about performance tuning?
    - How to install the application?
    - Linking to the visited person with automatic SMS "the visitor has arrived"
    - Dashboard/overview of the visitors
    - Printing of a visitor badge
    - Printing of an evacuation list
    - Everything needs to have a modern browser GUI interface
    - Registration by using Belgian eid instead of typing
 
The participants will take out their laptops and dive into these problems. Training will be provided for all participants. Think of the hackathon as training session to prepare participants for solving problems by thinking outside the box. At the end of the event, will do a wrap-up session and hopefully we will be able to demonstrate some accomplishments.
 
Subject matter experts Mark Irish from Rochester IBM and Koen Decorte from Common Belgium will be present to assist and guide the event. They will work together with the participants.
 
A successful hackathon is a combination of both hacking and training. Our goal is to make it as interactive as possible and have some fun along the way.
 
Hope to see many of you at our event!
 
Best regards,
COMMON Belgium Board
 
The event is free for members of Common Be and Eu user group members or first timers dipping their toe in the water.
Register here
 
 
Date - 1 April 2019
Location - IBM Client Center, Avenue du Bourget/Bourgetlaan 42, 1140 Brussels (Evere) 
Agenda -
10:30 – 11:00 Welcome coffee
11:00 – 11:10 Welcome by Common Belgium, Philippe Vanden Bussche, President, Common Belgium
11:10 – 11:40 Hackathon challenge explanation and teams’ formation
11:30 – 12:30 Hackathon part 1
12:30 – 13:10 Networking lunch
13:10 – 14:30 Hackathon part 2
14:30 – 14:50 Networking Coffee
14:50 – 15:20 Hackathon part 3
15:20 – 16:20 Teams’ solution demos and Wrap-up
16:20 – 16:30 Common Europe Congress highlights, Ranga Deshpande, President, Common Europe
16:30 - … Relaxing networking drink 
 
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     16-19 June, Radisson Blu, Berlin, Germany
      Exceptional quality 7 workshops / deep dives, Certifications,
      93 presentations, 20+ vendor Expo, Congress dinner at surprise venue
      More information and registration: www.comeur.org

 

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