Monday, March 24, 2014

Upcoming events

I thought I might give you a new summary of some upcoming events.

(IBM) Events

Worldwide : April 8, 2014 - z Anniversary NY event

I already blogged about this earlier : "IBM will be hosting a landmark event that will celebrate the first 50 years of the mainframe by looking into the next 50 years. The event will highlight the strategic role that the mainframe will play in the future."
There's a livestream of the event which takes place from 2.00 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. ET. This should correspond with 8.00 p.m. until 10.30 p.m. in Brussels (CET).You can find all information over here.

Benelux : April 10, 2014 - IBM Mainframe 50 year anniversary
This one is specifically for the Benelux with an event in Zwijndrecht (NL) that lso celebrates the 50th anniversary of the mainframe. You can of course still register over here. The agenda is also known by now. Speakers are Mrs. Kelly Ryan, IBM Director System z Client Care, Mr. Toine Straathof, Executive Vice President Rabobank and Mr. René Boender, Brain Agent, Trendteller & Bestseller author. We conclude with a festive toast on the future of the Mainframe and Walking Dinner.

EMEA : May 12-16, 2014 - System z Technical University

The System z Technical University is taking place in Budapest for EMEA. You can find all information about attending, agenda, registration etc. over here. If you register this week you can still have the early bird reduction. There's also an extra reduction code when you're a GSE member.

Belgium : May 8-9, 2014 - GSE Regional Conference
This years GSE regional conference is in Hotel Thermae Palace in Oostende and its theme is 'SmartSourcing'. Some of the presentations are :
  • The different Flavours of Sourcing (Marnix Gillis, IBM)
  • Sourcing Policies (Igor Prozenko, BNP Paribas Fortis)
  • From Infrastructure Outsourcing to IaaS (Dominique Thireau, CSC)
  • A Model for Smartsourcing (Guido Dedene, K.U.Leuven)
  • Application Development Outsourcing (Henri Arnold, NRB)
  • TCO before and after (Wim Vancluysen, IBM)
  • Project Management in an outsourced Context (Rigo Breesch, CeGeKa)
  • Sourcing Trends and Directions (Gerrit Liebens, Gartner)
You should've received an invitation in order to register. Normally all information will become available here as well.

(GSE) Meetings in Belgium

March 27, 2014 - GSE Architecture Working Group with Round Table about Cloud Deployment Experiences
KBC Leuven
You can register over here. "We know that this 'Round Table' formula is a challenge, but we dare to tackle it, because a Cloud Computing Subject Matter Expert and an experienced Moderator will be our guides and allow you to benefit maximally from your precious time investment."

March 27, 2014 - GSE DB2 Working Group meeting
NRB Herstal
You can register over here. Presentations are
  • Euroclear : ‘DB2 Connectivity at Euroclear’, 
  • KBC : ‘Our challenges with managing distributed access to DB2 for zOS’, 
  • Ludovic Janssens – Infocura: ‘Java Application Performance on DB2 for zOS’, 
  • Cristian Molaro : ’Distributed access to DB2 for zOS: state of the art’ and 
  • BMC Software : ‘Understanding Distributed Processing Inside DB2 for zOS’.

April 2, 2014 - DB2 LUW User Group BeLux Event
IBM Forum, Brussels
You can register over here. There are presentations by Klaas Brant with “HADR, a prime” and “Lighting fast BI: Meet BLU” and Cristian Molaro with “DB2 pureScale hot update” and there will be two additional sessions by people from the IBM DB2 Ireland Labs (subjects still to be determined).

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