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  • Date : 28/09/2023 09:00 - 28/09/2023 17:00
  • Location Place Marcel Broodthaers 3, 1060 Brussels, Belgique (Carte)
  • Plus d'Informations: Park Iinn Hotel by Radisson Place Marcel Broodthaers 3, B-1060 Brussels, Belgium



9:00 - 9:30 Welcome Coffee

9:30 - 10:30 KEYNOTE : IBM i Modernization: The Key to a Brighter Future

10:30 - 11:00 A glimpse on the IBM i directions and possibilities                  

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:15 Customer Testimonials

12:15 – 14:00 Lunch


14:00 - 14:45 Beginner's Guide to the Latest Technology

14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 - 15:45 How AI and BI will bring the next generation of business analytics.


14:00 - 14:45 Domino : Make Domino Great Again: Unveiling the Power of Modern Domino Solutions 

14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 - 15:45 Tendances dans le développement d’applications : DevOps, microservices et même ChatGpt.


14:00 - 14:45 Hoe integreren AI en BI in een moderne IBM i omgeving.

14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 - 15:45 IBM i beveiliging en Ransomware : het concrete verhaal van een cyber aanval. Bent U klaar om een cyber aanval af te slaan ?


15:45 - 16:30 Q & As with the local teams

16:30 - 17:00 End of day drinks

Presentation Abstracts

Beginner's Guide to the Latest Technology : Curious about what is the latest in technology ? Are you tired of being the “deer in the headlights” when others talk tech ? As technologists, it is incumbent upon us to be able to speak to what is new. This session will highlight key technologies to give you some basic awareness.

How AI and BI will bring the next generation of business analytics

If you’ve spent any time online in the last few months, you likely saw the buzz around ChatGPT, a new chatbot developed by OpenAI. Suddenly, the capabilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) are democratized, their insights and guidance no longer exclusively available for data scientists. While the breadth and depth are unclear, it is certain they will have an impact for years to come. AI/ML will play a pivotal role in providing leaders the information, insight, and recommendations as to how best to optimize and modernize their IT environments.

We will show how to take BI a step further with AI capabilities that not only bring an accurate, trusted and complete picture of your business, but forecast what’s coming in the future, predict outcomes and explain why they may happen.

What if you were able to make things happen. Get a glimpse off what prescriptive AI can do with real life data.

La cybercriminalité : Êtes-vous prêt à repousser une cyberattaque?

La cybersécurité n’est plus considérée comme un problème à résoudre, c’est désormais un risque à gérer. Au cours de la dernière décennie, le paysage de la cybersécurité s’est consolidé en tant que composant principal de l’infrastructure informatique de tout organisme. Alors que les cyberacteurs malveillants d’aujourd’hui recherchent continuellement les vulnérabilités des réseaux à exploiter, il est impératif que les agences renforcent leurs défenses en matière de cybersécurité et mettent en œuvre les meilleures pratiques pour leurs infrastructures informatiques, comme l’adoption d’un cadre de confiance zéro.

Mais lorsque vous êtes victime d’une cyberattaque, quelles sont les prochaines étapes à suivre pour réussir à gérer et à atténuer l’incident?

Tendances dans le développement d’applications : DevOps, microservices et même ChatGpt.

La nouvelle génération de professionnels de l’informatique a désormais dans son ADN des outils Open Source comme Visual Studio Code, des conteneurs, des langages de programmation ou encore Git.

Cette session sera l’occasion pour vous de découvrir les derniers modèles de standards informatiques comme DevOps ou les conteneurs avec le support logiciel OpenSource sur la plateforme IBM Power.

De plus, outre le fort support Linux sur IBM Power, cette session couvrira également quelques joyaux comme l’ensemble des outils OpenSource pris en charge sur AIX et IBM i, comme Ansible, Python, PHP,NodeJS et même ChatGpt.

Néanmoins, comme pour toute nouvelle technologie, il y a généralement des obstacles techniques et culturels à surmonter.

Uitdagingen in ontwikkeling en nieuwe trends in IT

De nieuwe generatie IT-professionals heeft nu open source tools zoals Visual Studio Code, containers, programmeertalen en Git in hun DNA.

Deze sessie is een gelegenheid voor u om de nieuwste modellen van IT-standaarden te ontdekken, zoals DevOps of containers met OpenSource-softwareondersteuning op het IBM Power-platform.

Naast de sterke Linux-ondersteuning op IBM Power, zal deze sessie ook enkele juweeltjes behandelen, zoals de set OpenSource-tools die worden ondersteund op AIX en IBM i, zoals Ansible, Python, PHP, NodeJS en zelfs ChatGpt.

Niettemin zijn er, zoals bij elke nieuwe technologie, meestal technische en culturele hindernissen te overwinnen.

Bent U klaar om een cyber aanval af te slaan ?

Cybersecurity wordt niet langer beschouwd als een probleem dat moet worden opgelost - het is nu een risico dat moet worden beheerd. In het afgelopen decennium heeft het cybersecurity-landschap zichzelf bewezen als een primair onderdeel van de IT-infrastructuur van elke instantie. Met de kwaadwillende cyberactoren van vandaag die voortdurend op zoek zijn naar kwetsbaarheden in netwerken om te exploiteren, is het absoluut noodzakelijk dat instanties hun cyberbeveiligingsverdediging versterken en best practices voor hun IT-infrastructuren implementeren , zoals het aannemen van een zero trust-framework.

Maar wanneer u het slachtoffer wordt van een cyberaanval, welke volgende stappen moet u dan nemen om succesvol het incident te beperken?

Speaker Bio's

Koen Decorte, CD-Invest, Owner & IBM Champion

Koen Decorte is an IBM Champion with expertise in various IBM technologies, including IBM i and IBM Power Systems. He is a seasoned IT consultant, speaker, and author, with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Koen is known for his deep technical knowledge, customer-focused approach, and dedication to the IBM i community. He is also a member of the CEAC advisory council to IBM.

Thomas Decorte, CD-Invest, Data scientist, IBM Fresh Face

Enthusiastic young PhD Researcher & Data Scientist with a passion for accounting, programming, data analytics, and data science.

Charles Guarino, Central Park Data Systems, IBM Champion

Charles Guarino believes in the “power” of IBM Power Systems. His career reflects his dedication and interest in bringing the platform and its solutions to others and as a result has been recognized as an IBM Champion.

In the spring of 2020 Charles created the monthly virtual IBMi iChime community. Each meeting features a “No PowerPoint” discussion with an industry expert. To learn more visit You can also listen to podcasts of earlier meetings on your favorite podcast platform.

Charles also collaborates with Tech Channel and releases monthly IT industry related podcasts, with wide ranging topics. To listen in visit Today, along with the team at Central Park Data Systems, he is serving individuals and companies on a worldwide basis though his consulting work and award-winning speaking engagements.

Ludovic Gasc, IBM, Open Source and AI Solutions Architect on IBM Power

Ludovic Gasc has been passionate about Open Source, bioinformatics, and hardware for over 20 years. He has worked with various start-ups and scale-ups in Telecom and IoT, and has contributed to several Open Source software projects within the Python, Java, and JavaScript ecosystem. Moreover, he has worked as DevOps/SRE specialist to deploy and maintain a real-time communication solution in a multi-cloud environment (4 clouds) with the help of Ansible. Currently, he specializes in modernizing the IBM Power platform using the Open Source stack and AI.

Niels Liisberg, System & Method, Chief Software Architect, Partner & IBM Champion

Niels has developed IBM i middleware used in numerous applications worldwide. He is the architect of the IceBreak application server for IBM i. Over the years he has contributed to the IBM i community with presentations, demos, and loads of open source: ILEastic and noxDB to name a few projects. IT Transformation, modernization and tools around this process is his passion and he moves anything from 5250 into an era of microservices and containers. At the same time, he is also a member of CEAC and is an IBM Champion – 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.

Kris De Bisschop Managing Director of GroupWaveKris De Bisschop is managing director of GroupWave, a Belgian company delivering hosting and consulting services specialized in the HCL Digital Solutions portfolio. Kris is an expert in HCL Domino administration, Sametime, Traveler and Connections. He spreads the story about Social Engagement at customers and loves networking. High level issues are an opportunity to accept a new challenge. When he’s not on his computer or tablet, you can find him in the sports hall playing badminton or having fun with his guitar.