Thursday, February 11, 2016

Upcoming GSE events in Belgium

Here are some GSE Working Group meetings for the upcoming months.

  • Thursday February 25 - GSE Architecture Working Group
  • Wednesday March 9 - z/OS Working Group
  • Monday March 14 - GSE Large User Group
  • Thursday March 17 - GSE DB2 Working Group
More details below.

Let's do them in sequential order and start with the GSE Architecture working Group on Thursday February 25, 2016. It takes place in the afternoon in the Sogeti Belgium office, with the theme “Intelligent Systems and Processes” and here's the agenda :
12:30 – 13:00 hrs. : Welcome Coffee offered by Sogeti Belgium
13:00 – 13:15 hrs. : GSE and the Theme of Today by Eric Ombelets, Chairman
13:15 – 14:00 hrs. : Cognitive Business Use Cases by Eric Michiels, IBM Belgium
14:00 – 14:45 hrs. : Smart Operational Decisions and Processes by Prof. Jan Vanthienen, K.U.Leuven
14:45 – 15:15 hrs. : Coffee Break offered by Sogeti Belgium
15:15 – 16:00 hrs. : Machine Intelligence by Erik Van Ommeren, Sogeti Labs
16:00 – 17:30 hrs. : Networking Cocktail offered by Sogeti Belgium
You can register over here.

In March we have the GSE z/OS working Group on Wednesday March 9, 2015. It's an all day event taking place at our own RealDolmen headquarters in Huizingen and the agenda is still to be determined. Registration vill be via the GSEbelux website.

Next in line is the GSE Large User Group meeting. This is on Monday afternoon March 14, 2016 at the  Colruyt Group Services offices in Huizingen (behind the RealDolmen offices). The subject is 'IT Security in practice' :
"What are the actual threats and what are the expectations for the future ? For what must we be prepared ? Previously, perimeter security was sufficient. Today we have to accept that  someone can still break in into our system.  How can we efficiently detect /monitor  that ? How to react on such an attack ?  How must you be organized ? Which professional roles / responsibilities must be defined in your company to be capable to react in a sufficient way ?"
The event starts at 1pm with the following speakers :Stefaan Van Daele (IBM)  - Senior Security Architect at the Global Security Competence Center and Simon Caus - Security Architect at KBC.

Registration via a mail to

And finally we have the GSE DB2 Working Group meeting. This is on Thursday March 17, 2016 at The KBC offices in Leuven. The general subject is DB2 System performance and Tuning. Here's the agenda :
13:00 – 13:30 : Registration
13:30 - 14:00 : ‘System Performance at BNPPBF’ - Eddy Tiels, BNPPBF
14:00 - 15:00 : ‘The A to Z of DB2 system performance’ - Phil Granger, BMC Software
15:00 – 15:30 : Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30 : ‘Analyzing performance using Statistics & Accounting reports’ - Cristian Molaro, MConsulting
16:30 – 17:20 : Panel discussion
17:20 – 17:30 : RFE (Bart Steegmans, IBM)
17:30 - 19:00 : Networking & Drinks sponsored by BMC Software
Registration and more information on the subject over here.

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