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Common Europe Congress 2018 Warschau

Common Europe Congress 2018
Warsaw Poland 17-20 June, 2018

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The Common Europe Congress brings together hundreds of Power System experts, users, vendors and like-minded professionals under one roof to network, learn, and share best practices. Education is delivered by industry experts, IBM developers, and like-minded peers. The Congress is designed to welcome networking and conversations to seeking solutions to your IT issues by conversing one-on-one with vendors in the exhibit hall or learning new ideas from casual conversation with your peers.

Education Delivered by Industry-Leading Speakers

2 1/2 Days of education delivered by industry leading speakers. Add a pre-congress workshop for even more in-depth learning! Over 75 sessions offered in the following topic areas:

  • Application Development
  • Change Management
  • DB2 or SQL
  • Emerging Technology
  • High Availability & Disaster Recovery
  • Executive level
  • Open Source
  • Personal development
  • System Management
  • RPG
  • Security or compliance
  • Storage
  • Workshop or Deep Dive
  • Other

Plan to Register Early and Save!

Members who register early will save by taking advantage of the early-bird registration rate discount.
Members include direct active members of Common Europe and active members of Common Europe-affiliated user groups.

Non-members of Common Poland, Common Czech Republic, Common Europe, or a Common Europe-affiliated user group pay additional.

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Novotel Warsaw Centrum
ul Marszalkowska 94/98
00-510 WARSAW
Tel (+48)22/5960000


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Vendor Solution Center

CEC 2018 is proud to showcase IT solutions, services, and products in our Vendor Solution Center. Open on both Monday and Tuesday, visit with Europe's top technology companies at their booths or throughout the congress during networking events.


IBM Pow3r Hannover 2018

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QSL is present at the well known and outstanding Midrange Event: Pw3r in Hannover next April 2018.

April 10th en April 11th, IBM i users, partners and developers are attending to share their knowledge about the IBM I.

In the many classrooms, courses are giving to get you in sync with the latest developments on i.

QSL has been a solid stand holder and sponsor for many years and is present again with a stand for you to visit. Follow our new developments in the area of HA, security for i and data replication.


Congresscentrum Wienecke XI.
Hildesheimer Straße
38030519 Hannover

More info on the website of Midrange: http://www.midrange-events.de/va/pow3r-hannover-2018/



25 september: Common Event @ Sligro

25 September vindt alweer het 3e Common Nederland Event plaats.

De voorlopige agenda is :

  • 16:00 Welkom en opening.
  • IBM i en Sligro Food Group door Maurice van Veghel, CIO en directeur IT Sligro Food Group.
  • Morten Rasmussen (IBM) DB2 for i en performance (deze presentatie zal in het Engels zijn).
  • Ontwikkelen met RDi, Debuggen en QA met RDi, Uitbreiden van RDi.
  • Sligro R&D i.s.m. Wim Jongman, CTO van Remain Software.
  • Pauze
  • Migratie naar Power8- Hugo Jaspers
  • Young Talent Development door Rudi van Helvoirt.
  • 19:00 Netwerk Borrel.


Kennedylaan 3
5466 AA Veghel



International i-Power 2017

Intenational i Power event: 13th & 14th of june 2017

It may seem like a long way away but if you want to avoid disappointment, you’d be wise to register your interest in attending the International iPower 2017 event as soon as you can.

Planned to be the broadest and largest conference for i-UG to date, the conference follows the same plan as last year but with some notable and innovative additions for this year.

This year, the conference is returning to the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Milton Keynes, which adjoins the MK Dons Football Stadium. This two-day (+) conference will take place on: Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th of June; with some optional activities scheduled for the Monday 12th.

The trusted and well liked staples will be there as usual but with a host of new content: -

Day 1 …. Educational Labs

Half day and full day, deep dive, hands on workshops

20-minute Company Introductions or New Product Information sessions

Social evening entertainment for a chance to mingle with like-minded professionals

New for this year, the main Keynote will be on the evening of day 1
Workshops currently scheduled are: -
Writing Web Services - Development
Working with IBM Navigator for i – performance
Working with IBM Authority Collector – security
Working with IBM Administration Runtime Expert – Workload Management
Securing your IBM i – The starting points – Security
Advancing your SQL skills – Reporting and Development
More will be added soon…

Just as previously, these will be classroom, hands-on labs with top lecturers like Paul Tuohy, Steve Bradshaw, Andy Youens and leading IBM technicians.

Day 2… Conference educational sessions

A whole range of topics are covered including: -

•Advancing your IBM i and network security and reducing Attack Vectors
•SQL development
•Where Customer Relationship Management is now
•The future of money in the Digital Age of Cryptocurrencies
•POWER-AI – after Watson; it was what POWER8 was designed for
•Plus - Communications, Cloud strategies, Business Intelligence etc.
•As well as all that is new with IBMi and DB2


Working with key service providers

This year, i-UG is inviting key software and service providers to arrange their own User Group meeting to coincide with the International iPower event. i-UG will welcome and host these vertical User Groups on Day 1 of the conference in some of the excellent break-out rooms that i-UG has managed to secure and are available alongside the regular Labs and Education rooms. In the evening of this pre-day 1, the User Groups are then invited to the Social Evening and will be welcome to join us in the main i-UG conference the following day.

If you are responsible for organising User Group events like this, including centralised vertical education, new product launches or upgrade announcements, please contact Colin to discuss how to add real value to your event by joining us at i-UG and the International iPower 2017 conference.


Visit to TNMOC Bletchley Park on Pre-day 1

This is an additional afternoon, just ahead of the main International iPower conference, where some overseas guests – and any other conference delegate that would care to join us – will be taken on a tour around TNMOC – The National Museum Of Computing – where we can look back at the most elementary pieces of computing power, right through most of our childhood computers; a great contrast to today’s POWER computing world.


i-UG will have a booth at the conference where we will be promoting the group and conducting our own on-line survey – anonymous – which will be available to all members and will give us all a better picture of what levels of IBM hardware and software are being run and which key software products and services prevail.

Pretty New!

Once again, and by popular demand, we are hosting the ‘Executive Round Table’ which will be chaired this year by Alison Butterill, IBM i Offerings Manager, who is now the main conduit between IBMs’ development teams and the clients/users. We will shortly be opening the portal on the web site where you can nominate your ‘C’ level and senior executives from any part of the business to come along and have a face-to-face discussion on where IBM is going and what its commitment to our platform is. Unfortunately, due to the very nature of the session, the places are limited – at this time we are projecting just 8 seats. The i-UG board will select the attendees from the nominations made, so please get these in as early as possible.

We’re off

For those of you who attended one of our 2016 events, you will know that we were fortunate enough to experience some top quality presentations and workshops from some of the best presenters around. 2017 will only build on that legacy and aims to bring in more variety, more people to mingle with and more applications, tools and services to brows and discover. Who knows, a simple discussion with just one of your peers could reveal the process, service, product or service that just might make your life easier and your IT offering to the businesses richer and more profitable.

Prices have been frozen to the same as last year!


30 januari Common Kickoff Amsterdam

Common Nederland 2017 Kick-off

Start 2017 with Common NL!

Common Nederland invites all IBM i users to our 2017 Kick-off meeting

-whether you are a member or just curious - 

Op 30 januari 2017 om 16.00 uur kunt U gratis kennismaken met het vernieuwde Common Nederland in het “Start- Up” gebouw bij IBM te Amsterdam Johan Huizingalaan 763a, 1066 VH Amsterdam. Wij hopen U daar met een goed programma te kunnen overtuigen. Uiteraard staat er na afloop een hapje en een drankje voor U klaar.


  • Opening 16:00
  • Introductie nieuwe bestuursgroep Common Nederland
  • IBM Spreker - wordt binnenkort ingevuld
  • IBM i User Case 1:   Tjeu Bollen Beesd A2 B.V. : Volvo en IBM i een blijvende relatie! De case behandelt de vraag waarom alle Volvo Car dealers in Nederland besloten hebben op IBM i te blijven en hun applicaties te moderniseren.
  • DB2 op IBM i - Ervaringen in de praktijk - Rudi van Helvoirt
  • IBM i User Case 2: Bert Heesakkers CSU “IBM i en CSU, al meer dan 25 jaar een gelukkige relatie.”
  • Slot
  • Netwerk borrel 19:00

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