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Welcome to Common Europe Congress 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark, the largest IBM Power Systems community gathering in Europe with in-depth workshops, deep dives, presentations. See the exciting agenda below; see more and register immediately: https://comeur.org/cec2021/ 

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Sunday, October 31
 

09:30 CET

Welcome Coffee
Sunday October 31, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4

10:00 CET

IBM i does everything
Applications of today are made with heterogeneous components but runs in a homogeneous environment - How can that be done and can we do all that on a single IBM i? Of course !!

We will cover Microservices in Node.js, spring boot and Multithreaded RPG. Google integration using oAuth2 and redis. Everything runs with Nginx as the webserver. But no application without data so we will also cover noSQL and JSON in Db2 - and a lot of open source in general.

Speakers
avatar for Niels Liisberg

Niels Liisberg

CTO, System & Method A/S
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... Read More →


Sunday October 31, 2021 10:00 - 13:00 CET
G16 - Room 16

10:00 CET

Getting started with Zabbix.
  • Installing Zabbix
  • Start monitoring
  • Discover the network

Speakers
avatar for Theis Werge

Theis Werge

Senior System Specialist, Plan B
Theis Werge is a Zabbix enthusiast with 7 years of experience with Zabbix and more than 20 years in the computing field.He started working with Managed Web Services in 2001, with a focus on infrastructure. Before joining Plan B, he worked for GlobalConnect.His areas of expertise covers... Read More →


Sunday October 31, 2021 10:00 - 13:00 CET
E19 - Room 19

10:00 CET

Advanced SQL Queries: Multi-Dimensional Grouping and OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) Functions – Powerful Partners
The first OLAP Functions were already introduced with Release 6.1, for building running numbers and ranks, in a specific sequence and even with the ability to restart numbering at a predefined level. At release 7.3 a bunch of additional OLAP functions and enhancements for existing OLAP functions are introduced. With these enhancements it is possible to easily build running totals or averages with or without level breaks. Data cannot only be accumulated over all rows, but also within a specific range. It is easy to access and compare the first, previous, next or last occurrence of the data within a partition. If we then combine those queries with the multi-dimensional grouping, i.e. the ability to generate all kind of sub-totals and totals, we can write a whole program/report with a single SQL Statement.

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect


Sunday October 31, 2021 10:00 - 13:00 CET
F18 - Room 18

10:00 CET

Visual Explain workshop - Get hands-on experience - Workshop
Visual Explain is a short cut to better understand SQL requests and the performance. This hand-on workshop will introduced you to the tools used for analyzing SQL. You will have some labs that will get you started and guide you through different useful exercises. Visual Explain is part of Access Client Solution - ACS. The tool is constantly enhanced, and especially the last years, so the lab will guide you through ways to use the excellent tool. You will be guided through how to analyze and graphically view SQL statements. We will work with information from the Plan Cache snapshot. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
REMEMBER to bring your own laptop where you have installed the newest version of ACS.
You can download ACS here: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ibm-i-access-client-solutions

Speakers
avatar for Morten Buur Rasmussen

Morten Buur Rasmussen

Power Performance Specialist, IBM Lab Services Europe
Morten Buur Rasmussen is a performance Specialist at IBM Lab Services Europe.Morten has 35 years of experience in the computing field. He started working with the S/38 and AS/400 in 1988 as programmer.Before joining the Lab Services, he worked for IBM Denmark and several European... Read More →


Sunday October 31, 2021 10:00 - 13:00 CET
D20 - Room 20

13:00 CET

14:00 CET

Exploiting RPG in SQL and vice versa: (External) User Defined Functions and Tips for Dynamic SQL
SQL is used for accessing data located in the database. But SQL is much more!
When embedding SQL in RPG we can decide between static (the final SQL Statement is known at compile time) and dynamic SQL (the final SQL Statement is not known before runtime).
The question is: When and how to use dynamic SQL and what to consider when using dynamic SQL?
Even though SQL is very powerful and we can profit from the features in RPG, there things that can be done easier with RPG!
So, the next question is: How can we use RPG in SQL?
Answer: By registering (RPG) programs and functions as Stored Procedures and User defined functions (UDF). External User Defined Table Functions (UDTF) are a little special, but once you have learned how to code them, you can use them for splitting data area contents into columns, read internally defined tables or consume user spaces populated by system APIs.

In this session you will learn when to use static and when to use dynamic SQL. You will get some tricks how to efficiently use dynamic SQL. Further you’ll learn how to register your RPG Functions as SQL Stored Procedures and User Defined Functions (UDF). Finally, you’ll get introduced in the use and coding of (external) User Defined Table Functions (UDTF).

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect


Sunday October 31, 2021 14:00 - 17:00 CET
F18 - Room 18

14:00 CET

Service Programs From Start to Debug
We will discuss all of the components of a service program, including how to bind modules, binder source and using binding directories.  In addition, we will then compile the program, execute it in RDi debug mode and demonstrate the various functions of the RDi debugger.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Sunday October 31, 2021 14:00 - 17:00 CET
D20 - Room 20

14:00 CET

Access IBM i using open source tools.
Get started using open source on IBM i.

This workshop will demonstrate how to set it up, access an IBM i using SSH and configure a bash environment to work in.
Afterwards we'll briefly look at a few useful shell commands and finally you will experience how easy it is to code a web service using the open source language Python in a way that removes most of the hassle of creating a REST based web-service API.

Installation of open-source tools and frameworks will be demonstrated.
If participants want to follow along, access to an IBM i with 7.4 and internet access will be required.
The rest of the workshop, where we create and use web-services, will be possible regardless of participants having access to their own IBM i.


Hosted by Jens Churchill from System & Method.

Speakers
avatar for Jens Churchill

Jens Churchill

Power systems evangelist, System & Method


Sunday October 31, 2021 14:00 - 17:00 CET
G16 - Room 16

14:00 CET

DB2 for i services for system Adminstrators
The best way to develop SQL skills is getting started. In this workshop you are taken by the hand by showing examples which you can run on your own system. Starting simple we will raise the bar. To goal is to get you comfortable with DB2 for i Services as a system administrator.

Speakers
avatar for Rudi van Helvoirt

Rudi van Helvoirt

Technical Director, EASI


Sunday October 31, 2021 14:00 - 17:00 CET
E19 - Room 19

17:30 CET

Welcome reception in Expo
Sunday October 31, 2021 17:30 - 19:30 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4
 
Monday, November 1
 

07:30 CET

Welcome Coffee in Expo
Monday November 1, 2021 07:30 - 08:00 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4

08:00 CET

Opening Session & Speed Dating
Speakers
avatar for Ranga Deshpande

Ranga Deshpande

President, COMMON Europe
avatar for Jonathon Sawdon

Jonathon Sawdon

COMMON Europe
After graduating from university with a BA in English/Theatre Studies I trained as an actor at the Poor School, London for two years (1988-1990). I then spent the next couple of years honing my skills in front of the most demanding of audiences - children - performing in TIE productions... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 08:00 - 08:30 CET
D15 - Room 15

08:30 CET

The New IBM - The IBM story and ongoing transformation - IBM for the future!!
Speakers
avatar for Henrik Bodskov

Henrik Bodskov

General Manager, IBM Denmark


Monday November 1, 2021 08:30 - 09:00 CET
D15 - Room 15

09:15 CET

AIX Trends and Directions
Speakers
avatar for Petra Buehrer

Petra Buehrer

Global Sales Leader driving IBM Power Systems AIX and IBM i Sales, IBM


Monday November 1, 2021 09:15 - 10:15 CET
G16 - Room 16

09:15 CET

RPG In the world of open source
Almost any modern language can be used to produce open source and/or you can use open source packages in your own projects. Traditionally RPG has not been invited to that party, however, that game has changed over the last few years. More and more ILE open source is available and you can use modern open source tooling to speed up your RPG development with tools like yum, git and gmake. Come!! Be a player in the open source community – now with RPG!

Speakers
avatar for Niels Liisberg

Niels Liisberg

CTO, System & Method A/S
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... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 09:15 - 10:15 CET
D20 - Room 20

09:15 CET

Microservice apps on OpenShift & IBM i
In this demonstration, see how to position and use containers in the app modernization journey.
Practical session with Q&A, links to get started (free OpenShift!)
Based on real customer cases,  this session illustrates the use of the latest technologies on a live environment : development and test of a microservice application running on OpenShift 4.x integrated with a back-end micro service running on IBM i.
Stateless and Stateful: Best of both worlds.Concepts: OpenShift & IBM i Integration: ODBC/jdbc/REST/Db2/Db2Mirror/HA/DR,
Front-end containerized apps (Node.js/Java..)  & backend IDE's.
DevOps: build pipeline,OCP S2i, Git, Jenkins, IBMiOSS, Ansible for i...

Speakers
avatar for Benoit Marolleau

Benoit Marolleau

Architect, IBM
Benoit Marolleau is Cloud Architect at the IBM Montpellier Systems Center for EMEA. focusing on Hybrid Cloud & Power solutions architecture for business critical applications: app modernization, Open Source, Red Hat & Cloud solutions, AI, DevOps & IBM Cloud, with a constant motivation... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 09:15 - 10:15 CET
F18 - Room 18

09:15 CET

A day in the life of an IBM i System Administrator
A session containing a sample of tips and tools used on a daily basis for managing IBM i partitions with 200 TB storage, 4.5 TB table with 7.3 billion rows and lots of streamfiles, including 36 GB XML files.

The tools covered include ACS and SSL, SSH, SQL and Open Source tools.

This session is a fast-paced view over the challenges I meet and the tools I use in a normal workday as an IBM i systems administrator. It also includes tips for administration of IBM i.

The objective of this session is to inspire rather than educate.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Jørgensen

Christian Jørgensen

Network of Music Partners A/S
Long time experience with IBM i - since 1988.IBM i and Open Source freak with public git repositories:https://github.com/chrjorgensenhttps://bitbucket.org/repo/all?name=christianjorgensen Blog with a few articles: http://ibmirules.blogspot.dk/


Monday November 1, 2021 09:15 - 10:15 CET
E19 - Room 19

10:30 CET

RDi configuration for RPG
RDi is the most versatile application development tools available today. It provides more and more functionality with each update, and the results are obvious. This session focuses on the particular attributes of enhancing your RPG development. How many of these features are you already using?

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 10:30 - 11:30 CET
D20 - Room 20

10:30 CET

Fight ransomware with IBM Safeguarded Copy
With the permanent risk of being attacked by cyber criminals, it is more important than ever to secure your data,  integrate with SIEM solutions and execute a lightning fast recovery of your data if needed. IBM is leading the market for block storage with IBM FlashSystems all-flash solutions, and we have now integrated IBM Safeguarded Copy as an integrated part of the storage operating environment Spectrum Virtualize. In short Safeguarded Copy creates immutable copies of your data with a frequency of 1 hour, 2 hours, 1 day, or whatever you choose. If you for example get hit by a ransomware attach, you can go back to the last data copy before the attack and then restore this copy making sure these data are not infected or encrypted by the attacker. Restoring from a FlashSystem will take only a few hours compared to days, weeks or even months from traditional backups. Safeguarded Copy integrates well with IBM Radar and other SIEM security solutions.

Speakers
KG

Kim Gregers Petersen

Technology Partner Architect, IBM


Monday November 1, 2021 10:30 - 11:30 CET
F18 - Room 18

10:30 CET

Agentless performance insights from your Power servers
We have access to a lot of performance data from our Power servers. I will show you how to retrieve this data and visualize it, to give you insights into how your Power servers and logical partitions are performing. While this gives you a good overall look at your platform performance and capacity usage, it is also invaluable when troubleshooting. The components I use and demonstrate can be installed on a small AIX or Linux partition (or Linux x86 VM) and are all open source and free to use. I will demonstrate some of our standard Grafana dashboards and how you can build your own custom dashboards and graphs.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Nellemann

Mark Nellemann

Brand Technical Specialist IBM Power, IBM Denmark
I work as a technical specialist for the IBM Power brand. My job involves helping new customers, business partners - and most importantly, our existing customers - to get the most out of the excellent line of IBM Power servers.


Monday November 1, 2021 10:30 - 11:30 CET
G16 - Room 16

10:30 CET

Pete’s Perspective on IBM i
In this session, Pete Massiello will go over his thoughts on the future and direction of IBM i.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 10:30 - 11:30 CET
E19 - Room 19

11:45 CET

Get started on your modernization journey through workflow visibility
Why prioritising is key to driving successful business results and how to do it. Digital transformation is critical for your business to not only survive, but also thrive in a volatile market. Modernisation of your IBM i applications is part of that larger strategy. Where do you start? How do you know which modernisation project will have the most impact to the business?

If you understand the details of operational workflows and processes on those applications, you can make a prioritisation decision using hard data, not assumptions. But often businesses struggle to reach that level of visibility.
Join Tommy Hueber, Principal Sales Engineer, for Rocket Software’s modernisation portfolio, to hear about building out and executing a smart modernisation plan.

Speakers
avatar for Tommy Hueber

Tommy Hueber

Rocket Software UK Ltd.


Monday November 1, 2021 11:45 - 12:10 CET
D20 - Room 20

11:45 CET

How Covid changed the data security needs in the IBM Power world
During the last 18 months Falconstor saw a huge change in the way our IBM Power customers had to protect their data as tape based back ups became unfeasible . For those who had already moved to disk based back up and relied on replication , the challenges faced by ransomware become a very real threat .
Data security in the cloud era has never been more complex , but there are lots of myths which need to be understood.
This session will discuss the challenges faced , the range of best practise in current times and the direction we expect to see things move as 'cloud' becomes ubiquitous.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Ashurst

Stephen Ashurst

Managing Director - Managed Service Business, Falconstor


Monday November 1, 2021 11:45 - 12:10 CET
E19 - Room 19

11:45 CET

A crash ? Recover your last data 10 min before the incident, even WITHOUT any HA solution!
The ‘Recover for i’ new solution allows you to lose only a few data in case of an incident! No HA solution? Never mind, just restore your LTO tapes, then ask ‘Recover for i’ to do the rest… How? He makes incremental database backups “on the flow” without any constraint. The only need is a FTP/NFS server (on or off-site) to store all the 10-minutes increments. 'Recover for i' manages, automates, monitors and reports all incremental backups and, of course, all recovery operations. It’s running on dozens of IBM i partitions, sold by our business partners. Remember : M81 is a system software development firm (3 products, 200 end-user customers, 50 partners in 18 countries).

Speakers
avatar for Pascal Ruckebusch

Pascal Ruckebusch

M81
Pascal Ruckebusch has felt into the AS/400 since he was young … Many jobs: developer, product manager, system expert, technical manager always in the IBM i world…Pascal founded M81 editor because he detected that this platform still needs improvements in areas as important as... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 11:45 - 12:10 CET
F18 - Room 18

12:10 CET

Lunch in Expo
Monday November 1, 2021 12:10 - 13:10 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4

13:10 CET

AIX Performance
This session will highlight ways to improve performance on AIX. CPU, Memory, DIsk IO and networking will all be covered. Power10 performance will also be highlighted.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Koehle

Kurt Koehle

Power Systems Consultant, IBM US


Monday November 1, 2021 13:10 - 14:10 CET
G16 - Room 16

13:10 CET

RDi'ing the New Way
Don't get caught in the trap!  Some of us "know what we know" about application development and are not update to date with some of the latest available techniques.  Join us at this session to see some cool ways of using RDi.

This session will discuss a variety of ways to optimize your RPG coding experience and usability using RDi.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 13:10 - 14:10 CET
D20 - Room 20

13:10 CET

SQL Performance Analysis Tools in IBM i - Access Client Solutions (ACS)
SQL becomes more and more the standard for accessing data in physical files or SQL tables. Contrary to native I/O where the programmer specifies a physical or logical file that is to be used, in SQL it is the Optimizer who decides whether an index is used or whether the complete table/file is read.
Long running queries are a nuisance. ACS (Access Client Solutions) provide multiple interfaces for recording information about SQL queries and for analyzing the collected data, such as Visual Explain, SQL Plan Cache (Snapshots) or SQL Performance Monitors. All advised indices from both query engines (SQE and CQE) are recorded along with information about how often and when an index was used for the last time. With Access Client Solution this information can be accessed and necessary indexes immediately created.

The Access Client Solution (ACS) interface is the easiest way to record and analyze your SQL statements. You’ll get an overview over the different tools such as Visual Explain, SQE Plan Cache and SQL Performance Monitors.
You’ll learn how to find the long running queries, how to analyze them. Because providing the right indexes is the key for a good SQL performance you’ll also get an introduction into the Index Advisor, Index Evaluator and Index Condenser

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect


Monday November 1, 2021 13:10 - 14:10 CET
F18 - Room 18

13:10 CET

Tips & Tricks to Saving Disk Space and Improving Performance
What can you do to stop the rampant growth of data that’s eating up disk space? How do you improve system performance? Come to this session to find out how to make the most out of your existing configuration by leveraging the many optimizations and cleanup techniques that are a part of i5/OS, including reorganization of physical files, sharing of access paths, and using the DISKTASK command. Pinpoint how to reduce your disk I/O by reorganizing files and clean up your system using the Retrieve Disk Information (RTVDSKINF) and Retrieve Directory Information (RTVDIRINF) commands.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 13:10 - 14:10 CET
E19 - Room 19

14:25 CET

Hybrid-Cloud - Power Private Cloud with Dynamic Capacity and Power Virtual Server with AIX including Ansible
Speakers
avatar for Petra Buehrer

Petra Buehrer

Global Sales Leader driving IBM Power Systems AIX and IBM i Sales, IBM


Monday November 1, 2021 14:25 - 15:25 CET
G16 - Room 16

14:25 CET

Modernization – An example from real life
During this session I will describe how we helped a customer to make their processes more automated, flexible, efficient and modern without risking a big system replacement and lock-in. Step by step is the way to go to meet the future and to lower the risk and costs.

Speakers
avatar for Mats Lidström

Mats Lidström

CPO, IBM i Chief Architect, Apper Systems AB
I work as the CPO and IBM i Chief Architect at Apper Systems AB in Sweden. I am also the Director of Common Sweden, a member of CEAC - Common Europe Advisory Council and since 2020 an IBM Champion. In my daily work I help customer to use the full advantages of the IBM i operating... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 14:25 - 15:25 CET
D20 - Room 20

14:25 CET

DB2 for i and microservices: a love/hate relationship
The cloud native applications often refuses the use of central databases, so how do we match that with DB2 for i? Is worth to have microservices that use our beloved database?

Speakers
avatar for Juan Manuel Alcudia

Juan Manuel Alcudia

IBM
Former WebSphere Portal Server Specialist and Specialist on Performance and DB2 on IBM i Software Services and RPG programmer . I'm also a longbow archer and a bass player. A renaissance man.


Monday November 1, 2021 14:25 - 15:25 CET
F18 - Room 18
  SQL / DB2, Microservices
  • about Former WebSphere Portal Server Specialist on IBM Software Services and RPGprogrammer . I'm also a longbow archer and a bass player. A renaissance man.

14:25 CET

Single Sign On on IBM i
Single Sign On can help to minimize problems with locked account, weak password, NetServer locked accounts. 
Join and learn step by step how to implement SSO on IBM i environment. Get familiar with the requirements, troubleshooting and best practice

Speakers
avatar for Bartlomiej Grabowski

Bartlomiej Grabowski

IBM POWER Systems Principal Support Specialist, DHL
Bartlomiej Grabowski known as Bart a B.A Computer Science. IBM Champion and Platinum Redbook author with over 15 technical publications. +16 years of experience in various worldwide solutions works for DHL IT Services - one of the biggest IBM i installations in the world with configurations... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 14:25 - 15:25 CET
E19 - Room 19

15:25 CET

Extended Coffee Break in Expo 
Monday November 1, 2021 15:25 - 15:55 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4

15:55 CET

IBM Keynote - IBM i Anywhere, IBM i Everywhere
IBM i is used by businesses everywhere in the world, who want to conduct that business anywhere at any time. In this presentation, Steve Will, the IBM i Chief Architect, and Alison Butterill, IBM i Product Manager, will discuss the current state of the IBM i operating system, the underlying business, and the growing community of IBM i users. They will show the IBM i strategy that delivers value to IBM i clients and highlights key enhancements which strengthen the place of IBM i in IT plans. Steve and Alison will also discuss future roadmaps for the platform.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Monday November 1, 2021 15:55 - 16:35 CET
D15 - Room 15

16:50 CET

Round Table AIX
Div. Speakers

Moderators
avatar for Petra Buehrer

Petra Buehrer

Global Sales Leader driving IBM Power Systems AIX and IBM i Sales, IBM

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Koehle

Kurt Koehle

Power Systems Consultant, IBM US
avatar for Tonny Bastiaans

Tonny Bastiaans

WW Product Manager for IBM Power, IBM
Tonny Bastiaans is World Wide Product manager Power System at IBM. Started more than 20 years ago as an engineer on RS6000 systems (the predecessor of Power). He moved via several roles to his current role. With his technical background he is bridging the gap between technic and business... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 16:50 - 17:50 CET
G16 - Room 16

16:50 CET

Round Table Application Development
Div. Speakers

Moderators
avatar for Niels Liisberg

Niels Liisberg

CTO, System & Method A/S
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect
avatar for Mats Lidström

Mats Lidström

CPO, IBM i Chief Architect, Apper Systems AB
I work as the CPO and IBM i Chief Architect at Apper Systems AB in Sweden. I am also the Director of Common Sweden, a member of CEAC - Common Europe Advisory Council and since 2020 an IBM Champion. In my daily work I help customer to use the full advantages of the IBM i operating... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 16:50 - 17:50 CET
D20 - Room 20

16:50 CET

Round Table Open Source
Div. Speakers

Moderators
avatar for Jens Churchill

Jens Churchill

Power systems evangelist, System & Method

Speakers
avatar for Koen Decorte

Koen Decorte

CEO, CD Invest
avatar for Mark Nellemann

Mark Nellemann

Brand Technical Specialist IBM Power, IBM Denmark
I work as a technical specialist for the IBM Power brand. My job involves helping new customers, business partners - and most importantly, our existing customers - to get the most out of the excellent line of IBM Power servers.


Monday November 1, 2021 16:50 - 17:50 CET
F18 - Room 18

16:50 CET

Round Table System Management
Div. Speakers

Moderators
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rudi van Helvoirt

Rudi van Helvoirt

Technical Director, EASI
KG

Kim Gregers Petersen

Technology Partner Architect, IBM
avatar for Bartlomiej Grabowski

Bartlomiej Grabowski

IBM POWER Systems Principal Support Specialist, DHL
Bartlomiej Grabowski known as Bart a B.A Computer Science. IBM Champion and Platinum Redbook author with over 15 technical publications. +16 years of experience in various worldwide solutions works for DHL IT Services - one of the biggest IBM i installations in the world with configurations... Read More →


Monday November 1, 2021 16:50 - 17:50 CET
E19 - Room 19

18:00 CET

 
Tuesday, November 2
 

07:30 CET

Welcome Coffee in Expo 
Tuesday November 2, 2021 07:30 - 08:00 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4

08:00 CET

IBM Power Security & Reliabili
Speakers
avatar for Petra Buehrer

Petra Buehrer

Global Sales Leader driving IBM Power Systems AIX and IBM i Sales, IBM
avatar for Tonny Bastiaans

Tonny Bastiaans

WW Product Manager for IBM Power, IBM
Tonny Bastiaans is World Wide Product manager Power System at IBM. Started more than 20 years ago as an engineer on RS6000 systems (the predecessor of Power). He moved via several roles to his current role. With his technical background he is bridging the gap between technic and business... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 08:00 - 09:00 CET
G16 - Room 16

08:00 CET

Decouple your IT transformation process with SQL-PL and Microservices.
Maybe your organization struggles with a generation gap in both age and culture. Modern applications are made as microservices with JAVA/Spring-boot, Python/Flask or node.js/Seneca. But the people that know about the business are working with RPG. However, for some reason any generation working on IBM i knows about SQL – So why not let people meet on common ground? This is why SQL-PL these years are used more and more as the preferred universal language in IT transformation projects.

Speakers
avatar for Niels Liisberg

Niels Liisberg

CTO, System & Method A/S
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... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 08:00 - 09:00 CET
D20 - Room 20

08:00 CET

How to monitor & manage your IBM storage
You probably feel the pressure from your CFO to get the most usage and value out of your storage investment. The CIO want you to be on top of provisioning and keeping track of all storage resources and plan for future growth, capacity and performance. If that isn't enough your CISO or CEO will ask you about your contribution to maintain a high security level and help discover breaches, abnormal usage and intruders try to get to your data.

Tough job to be a storage admin, right? Good news are, that IBM supplies Storage Insights free of charge as the tool to help you respond to all the questions from your CxO's and secure you can sleep well at night. IBM Storage Insights helps you monitor your IBM FlashSystems with up to 23 millions telemetry points per system as well as analyse the metrics and propose best practices. It is the tool to facilitate call home (to IBM) functionality, help you create support tickets, and perform trend analysis and capacity usage for internal billing. It runs in IBM Cloud, so you don't need to maintain the software yourself.

If you wan't to do more than what can be done with Storage Insights, you can upgrade to Storage Insights Pro with added functionality (but "Pro" is not for freee.


Speakers
KG

Kim Gregers Petersen

Technology Partner Architect, IBM


Tuesday November 2, 2021 08:00 - 09:00 CET
F18 - Room 18

08:00 CET

Be More Productive with Navigator: Latest Features in Navigator for i
So, you are not using Navigator for i... why? This is not the same old Navigator from even a few years ago. There are several new features that will be highlighted along with general usage. This, along with the dive into the performance analysis tools available, will make you a better IBM i Administrator.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 08:00 - 09:00 CET
E19 - Room 19

09:15 CET

Source code refactoring with a side order of Rdi
Sloppy code, beautiful code. They both produce the same results, so who cares how it looks? If you have heard this before, or are living with this scenario, this is a MUST ATTEND session. How bad can source code be since it never rusts? Or does it? Learn about code refactoring (aka "modernization") with discussion to help rejuvenate old code into maintainable, flexible and scalable components. We will also review how RDI can assist in this process.

This session idenitifies the "weak" points of source code and provides a road map to make it more readable and maintainable.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 09:15 - 10:15 CET
D20 - Room 20

09:15 CET

SAP HANA on Power
Speakers
avatar for Kurt Koehle

Kurt Koehle

Power Systems Consultant, IBM US


Tuesday November 2, 2021 09:15 - 10:15 CET
G16 - Room 16

09:15 CET

Top Security Configuration Mistakes on IBM i
The IBM i platform is widely known to one of the most securable in the industry. However it does still require that you configure it correctly to make it really secure.

In this session will cover the most common security configuration mistakes and how to remediate them.

Speakers
avatar for Janus Hertz

Janus Hertz

Consulting IT Specialist - Power Systems / IBM i, IBM Systems Lab Services
Consultant - Power Systems / IBM i - Virtualization, Security, OS, HA/DR


Tuesday November 2, 2021 09:15 - 10:15 CET
E19 - Room 19

09:15 CET

RESTFul Web-Services only with SQL ? Yes (Db2 for) i can!
In a modern world, information gets exchanged over the web. A request is put and an answer is returned. We do not care where the data is located. On the i data is stored within a relational database. Data access occurs with native I/O or SQL.
What if we could receive the request and provide the data directly by executing a SQL statement? Wouldn’t that be great?
With Release 7.4 the HTTP Web Administration GUI interface can now be used for deploying SQL Statements as REST APIs while the IBM Db2 acts as RESTful service provider.

In this session you’ll learn how to
- Create the integrated web services server
- Deploy the SQL statements as a RESTful web service, including how to define the database properties and how to depose the SQL statements for each HTTP-method
- Manage the deployed services

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect


Tuesday November 2, 2021 09:15 - 10:15 CET
F18 - Room 18

10:15 CET

Extended Coffee break in Expo
Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:15 - 10:40 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4

10:40 CET

Oracle on IBM Power
Speakers
avatar for Kurt Koehle

Kurt Koehle

Power Systems Consultant, IBM US


Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:40 - 11:40 CET
G16 - Room 16

10:40 CET

Node-red introduction
Speakers
avatar for Koen Decorte

Koen Decorte

CEO, CD Invest


Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:40 - 11:40 CET
D20 - Room 20

10:40 CET

IBM Power systems is open for business
Power Systems has always been open for business – or have it? Typically you have used IBM i to run your business but Linux and AIX was a totally other mindset and therefore not on your radar. My guess is you have a box with at least one spare CPU doing absolutely nothing. The good news is – now you can utilize common tooling and applications across IBM i, Linux and AIX and run it where it makes most sense to you. This breaks down the silos that have prohibited you from using the entire box you have purchased. But how is that done? And why is that important for your future business? Open source is the answer – so come and see how you can plan a painless road to the future and how you can transform your IT – probably with the Power you already have.

Modernization, IT transformation . Using opens source tooling

Speakers
avatar for Jens Churchill

Jens Churchill

Power systems evangelist, System & Method


Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:40 - 11:40 CET
F18 - Room 18

10:40 CET

Overview of Redbook residency
Platinum Redbook author describes Redbook creation process. Gives a hint how to apply to a project, what skills are required, present locations where residencies take places what are benefits from the project.

unique skills, professional networking, IBM Power Systems

Speakers
avatar for Bartlomiej Grabowski

Bartlomiej Grabowski

IBM POWER Systems Principal Support Specialist, DHL
Bartlomiej Grabowski known as Bart a B.A Computer Science. IBM Champion and Platinum Redbook author with over 15 technical publications. +16 years of experience in various worldwide solutions works for DHL IT Services - one of the biggest IBM i installations in the world with configurations... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:40 - 11:40 CET
H21 - Room 21

10:40 CET

Moving from Classic HMC GUI to Enhanced HMC GUI
The new enhanced GUI is really nice, but if you haven't used it, it is very different from the classic GUI. It is time to get on this GUI.  It seems that you can't find anything, and things work and behave differently. Come to this session to learn where familiar functions are located now and how they work.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:40 - 11:40 CET
E19 - Room 19

11:50 CET

Create beautiful IBM i web apps in minutes, with little or no coding
The Valence framework for IBM i, available for free download, includes a browser-based low-code development utility called Nitro App Builder (NAB). Using this tool, anyone with a solid understanding of their IBM i database can, in a matter of minutes, create slick-looking web or mobile apps, including dashboards and data grids with download-to-Excel functionality. Running entirely on IBM i, NAB can also be used to create intricate file maintenance apps through which users can adjust content in one or more physical files — you control which fields they can see or edit.

All of this can be achieved with no coding, though IBM i developers can easily extend the app's functionality with RPG or SQL code to handle business logic as needed. Advanced programmers comfortable with HTML5 and JavaScript code can take things even further, creating super elaborate data-entry apps that work hand-in-hand with server-side RPG logic through the Valence Portal.

The bottom line: With Valence, whether you're a seasoned RPG developer or a database-savvy user, you can crank out highly functional web and mobile apps on IBM i in no time — no prior experience in web or mobile development required! Join us in this quick demo session to see the latest release of the Valence framework, and how easy it is to build and deploy such an app on your system.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Swanson

Robert Swanson

Senior Partner, CNX Corporation
Robert's blood runs "deep green" after having launched his IT career in 1992 as a developer in the 5250-heavy AS/400 world, specializing in the development of shop floor applications for manufacturing and distribution sites. In subsequent years the platform — and the platform's... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 11:50 - 12:15 CET
D20 - Room 20

11:50 CET

Unlock the Power of Your Existing IT Systems with Low-Code
Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. In order to achieve this  IT departments need to be more flexible and responsive. But how can this be achieved? How can you Streamline application development on the IBMi?
 
In this session, we will discuss:
  • The challenges of streamlining application development on the IBMi
  • What to look for in a low-code platform
  • The advantages of using a low-code

Speakers
avatar for René Houba

René Houba

Senior Technical Consultant, Lansa
Rene Houba is an experienced Technical Consultant and teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He has worked with LANSA for over 27 years in diverse technical roles. Skilled in IBM DB2, Requirements Analysis, Electronic Data... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 11:50 - 12:15 CET
F18 - Room 18

11:50 CET

Virus and Ransomware!?? Not on my watch! Protect your Power i, AIX and Linux systems
Speakers
avatar for Helle Mering

Helle Mering

General Manager, SOSY
Need to improve SECURITY on your IBM i? TEST your ERP? MOVE data? MANAGE SOURCE during development? Improve PERFORMANCE? MONITOR your applications? Check up on DATA QUALITY?
avatar for Mike Davison

Mike Davison

HelpSystems
Mike Davison has worked on IBM equipment in IT Operations since starting on the 4381 running VM/VSE as a trainee Operator in 1987. He's worked for blue-chip companies in global data centres and has a varied 30+ years’ experience of IBMi, AIX, VIOS, Linux, storage and disaster recovery... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 11:50 - 12:15 CET
E19 - Room 19

12:15 CET

Lunch in Expo
Tuesday November 2, 2021 12:15 - 13:15 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4

13:15 CET

Panel Session - AIX
Moderators
avatar for Petra Buehrer

Petra Buehrer

Global Sales Leader driving IBM Power Systems AIX and IBM i Sales, IBM

Speakers
avatar for Tonny Bastiaans

Tonny Bastiaans

WW Product Manager for IBM Power, IBM
Tonny Bastiaans is World Wide Product manager Power System at IBM. Started more than 20 years ago as an engineer on RS6000 systems (the predecessor of Power). He moved via several roles to his current role. With his technical background he is bridging the gap between technic and business... Read More →
avatar for Mark Nellemann

Mark Nellemann

Brand Technical Specialist IBM Power, IBM Denmark
I work as a technical specialist for the IBM Power brand. My job involves helping new customers, business partners - and most importantly, our existing customers - to get the most out of the excellent line of IBM Power servers.
avatar for Kurt Koehle

Kurt Koehle

Power Systems Consultant, IBM US


Tuesday November 2, 2021 13:15 - 14:15 CET
G16 - Room 16

13:15 CET

Panel Session - Application Development
Moderators
avatar for Niels Liisberg

Niels Liisberg

CTO, System & Method A/S
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Mats Lidström

Mats Lidström

CPO, IBM i Chief Architect, Apper Systems AB
I work as the CPO and IBM i Chief Architect at Apper Systems AB in Sweden. I am also the Director of Common Sweden, a member of CEAC - Common Europe Advisory Council and since 2020 an IBM Champion. In my daily work I help customer to use the full advantages of the IBM i operating... Read More →
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect


Tuesday November 2, 2021 13:15 - 14:15 CET
D20 - Room 20

13:15 CET

Panel Session: Attracting Young Talent to IBM i - a Belgian field experience
In this session the evolution on how IT education has evolved the last years will be handled and what possibilities the students have nowadays to choose between all existing IT programmes. You will also hear some withnesses of last year students of the Bachelor degree in Applied Computer Science and what drove them to choose for an IT education. Attracting young IT talent is a challenge and you will hear some advise to get in touch with them.

Speakers
avatar for Corneel Theben Tervile

Corneel Theben Tervile

Program Manager Informatics & Technology, HOWEST University of Applied Siences, Belgium
As Programme Manager for Informatics and Technology at Howest, I am responsible for the bachelor degree Applied Computer Science, the associate degree Programming and the associate degree System and Network Management. The bachelor programme has 4 majors: Cyber Security Professional... Read More →
avatar for Koen Decorte

Koen Decorte

CEO, CD Invest


Tuesday November 2, 2021 13:15 - 14:15 CET
F18 - Room 18

13:15 CET

Panel Session - System Management & Security
Moderators
avatar for Rudi van Helvoirt

Rudi van Helvoirt

Technical Director, EASI

Speakers
avatar for Morten Buur Rasmussen

Morten Buur Rasmussen

Power Performance Specialist, IBM Lab Services Europe
Morten Buur Rasmussen is a performance Specialist at IBM Lab Services Europe.Morten has 35 years of experience in the computing field. He started working with the S/38 and AS/400 in 1988 as programmer.Before joining the Lab Services, he worked for IBM Denmark and several European... Read More →
avatar for Janus Hertz

Janus Hertz

Consulting IT Specialist - Power Systems / IBM i, IBM Systems Lab Services
Consultant - Power Systems / IBM i - Virtualization, Security, OS, HA/DR
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 13:15 - 14:15 CET
E19 - Room 19

14:30 CET

AIX Open Source Toolbox
The AIX Open Source Toolbox is a collection (repository) of well known open source software, compiled and packaged for easy installation on your AIX partitions. I will show you how to install and use the toolbox, and then take a look at the most interesting software available from the toolbox. If you are using Linux on Power, the same software packages will be available through your Linux distribution repositories. The Toolbox is now called "AIX Toolbox for Linux Application", but the usage and content is the same.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Nellemann

Mark Nellemann

Brand Technical Specialist IBM Power, IBM Denmark
I work as a technical specialist for the IBM Power brand. My job involves helping new customers, business partners - and most importantly, our existing customers - to get the most out of the excellent line of IBM Power servers.


Tuesday November 2, 2021 14:30 - 15:30 CET
G16 - Room 16

14:30 CET

Learn to learn on IBM i (Ai Intro)
Speakers
avatar for Koen Decorte

Koen Decorte

CEO, CD Invest


Tuesday November 2, 2021 14:30 - 15:30 CET
D20 - Room 20

14:30 CET

The Iptors story and Journey to the IBM cloud with its legacy software
We are transforming iptor applications into cloud solution with IBM i, RedHat OpenShift, Linux and continuously deployment.

The learning objects are:

- Adopt a new world of application delivery
- Adopt new culture 
- The struggles from an organization to transform a legacy application into a cloud application
- The support from IBM to make this transition

Speakers
avatar for Igor Versluis

Igor Versluis

Manager infrastructure/ Lead architect, Iptor


Tuesday November 2, 2021 14:30 - 15:30 CET
F18 - Room 18

14:30 CET

Developing Your Voice for Effective Public Speaking
"It's not what you say but how you say it."

From how to handle nerves to the importance of physical expression and vocal variation such as pitch and intonation, this session will give you an overview of the tips and tools that can enhance your presentation and public speaking skills to bring more impact to your message and content.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathon Sawdon

Jonathon Sawdon

COMMON Europe
After graduating from university with a BA in English/Theatre Studies I trained as an actor at the Poor School, London for two years (1988-1990). I then spent the next couple of years honing my skills in front of the most demanding of audiences - children - performing in TIE productions... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 14:30 - 15:30 CET
H21 - Room 21

14:30 CET

What to Know When Moving to the Cloud
In this session, we'll discuss what you need to think about when moving to the cloud. It’s not as easy as just moving your workload from one machine to another. Pete will cover: Costs associated with moving to the cloud, what you should be moving, understanding planning, migration, testing and more.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 14:30 - 15:30 CET
E19 - Room 19

15:30 CET

Extended Coffee Break in Expo 
Tuesday November 2, 2021 15:30 - 15:55 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4

15:55 CET

Virtualization & System Management Trends & and Directions
Speakers
avatar for Tonny Bastiaans

Tonny Bastiaans

WW Product Manager for IBM Power, IBM
Tonny Bastiaans is World Wide Product manager Power System at IBM. Started more than 20 years ago as an engineer on RS6000 systems (the predecessor of Power). He moved via several roles to his current role. With his technical background he is bridging the gap between technic and business... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 15:55 - 16:55 CET
G16 - Room 16

15:55 CET

Virtualization & System Management Trends & and Directions
Speakers
avatar for Tonny Bastiaans

Tonny Bastiaans

WW Product Manager for IBM Power, IBM
Tonny Bastiaans is World Wide Product manager Power System at IBM. Started more than 20 years ago as an engineer on RS6000 systems (the predecessor of Power). He moved via several roles to his current role. With his technical background he is bridging the gap between technic and business... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 15:55 - 16:55 CET
G16 - Room 16

15:55 CET

Connect RPG and Db2 to the World - live-stream
This session will cover, at a high level, many techniques for integrating Db2 and RPG workloads with almost anything. There will be particular emphasis on the recently announced HTTP functions in Db2. These functions enable HTTP requests to be made through simple SQL. The new functions are leaner, faster, and easier to use than their SYSTOOLS predecessors!

This session is a live-stream.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 15:55 - 16:55 CET
D20 - Room 20

15:55 CET

Hidden Gems of HMC - the enhanced user interface
Bart Grabowski - IBM Champion and Platinum Redbook Author talks about hidden gems in the HMC interface. Get familiar with the enhanced interface, learn how to customize the view, use Pins, manage VIOS install,backup, restore using the HMC. And many others.

Speakers
avatar for Bartlomiej Grabowski

Bartlomiej Grabowski

IBM POWER Systems Principal Support Specialist, DHL
Bartlomiej Grabowski known as Bart a B.A Computer Science. IBM Champion and Platinum Redbook author with over 15 technical publications. +16 years of experience in various worldwide solutions works for DHL IT Services - one of the biggest IBM i installations in the world with configurations... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 15:55 - 16:55 CET
E19 - Room 19

15:55 CET

Live Demo of the New IBM Navigator for i - live-stream
The IBM Navigator has been around for a very long time, the good news, a new version has just been delivered that re-images Navigator from the ground up. Really, the only thing that the same is the Title. The User interaction, tables, data and architecture are all completely new and are leveraging the very latest in modern technology. As the title says “we will explore many of the new aspects of the IBM Navigator via a live demo”.

This session is a live-stream.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 15:55 - 16:55 CET
F18 - Room 18

17:10 CET

External storage for IBM I, Linux and AIX
The amount of data is growing exponential these days, and it is getting increasingly popular to complement IBM servers with external storage, either that being direct attached, fabric attached or by using VIOS. We realize that for some administrators, external storage is a rather new chapter, so this session will take you through IBM’s own offering for block storage: IBM FlashSystems. Our focus will be on the newest NVMe [Non Volatile Memory express] based FlashSystems, and we will explain why NVMe is important from a performance perspective as well as leverage other IBM unique technologies like IBM FlashCore Modules.

Speakers
KG

Kim Gregers Petersen

Technology Partner Architect, IBM


Tuesday November 2, 2021 17:10 - 18:10 CET
G16 - Room 16

17:10 CET

IBM i Next Gen Applications – IBM i AND the Cloud - live-stream
IBM i applications run businesses around the world. They have tremendous value today and need to be prepared to use today’s latest technology to solve business problems for tomorrow. How should those applications grow into their Next Gen versions?  How do they relate to “the cloud?”  In this session, Steve Will, IBM i Chief Architect, will discuss the answers to these questions and talk about approaches which can help clients and IBM i software developers move into that Next Generation Future.

This session is a live-stream.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Tuesday November 2, 2021 17:10 - 18:10 CET
F18 - Room 18

17:10 CET

Recent Db2 Enhancements: Greatest Hits - live-stream
New features are added to the database twice a year.  With this continual delivery of enhancements, it is easy to overlook some of the new additions.  In this session, Sue will share some of her favorites from the last several years.

This session is a live-stream.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Romano

Sue Romano

Technical Lead Db2 foi i Development Team, IBM
Sue Romano is a technical leader on the Db2 for i development team and has worked on the SQL parser for almost 30 years. She is involved in designing and implementing SQL enhancements and defines new SQL services. Sue represents Db2 for i on IBM’s SQL Language Council, which ensures... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 17:10 - 18:10 CET
D20 - Room 20

17:10 CET

Common Observations and Pitfalls in the IBM i Performance Area
There are typical performance pitfalls that IBM Lab Services consultants find during many performance assessments. Some of the most important areas will be covered during the presentation. The main focus will be around the Power8 observations and experience, but also other areas are covered. Please be aware this is an advanced presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Morten Buur Rasmussen

Morten Buur Rasmussen

Power Performance Specialist, IBM Lab Services Europe
Morten Buur Rasmussen is a performance Specialist at IBM Lab Services Europe.Morten has 35 years of experience in the computing field. He started working with the S/38 and AS/400 in 1988 as programmer.Before joining the Lab Services, he worked for IBM Denmark and several European... Read More →


Tuesday November 2, 2021 17:10 - 18:10 CET
E19 - Room 19

18:10 CET

Reception in Expo 
Tuesday November 2, 2021 18:10 - 19:10 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4

19:55 CET

Concert Dinner @Axelborg (in town center)
Tuesday November 2, 2021 19:55 - 22:30 CET
I - City
 
Wednesday, November 3
 

07:30 CET

Welcome Coffee
Wednesday November 3, 2021 07:30 - 08:00 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4

08:00 CET

08:00 CET

3 things you should know about Power Systems and IBM i
1. How to run your POWER9 at optimal speed 24 x 7
2. DB2 mirror the new and exiting way to achieve 24x7 operations (live demo)
3. Are you saving the right stuff the right way. How to backup a system that is running 24 x 7

Speakers
avatar for Jørgen Johansen

Jørgen Johansen

SAP Technology Consultant, MGD A/S


Wednesday November 3, 2021 08:00 - 09:00 CET
F18 - Room 18

08:00 CET

HA solutions for IBM i
HA solutions for IBM i - how to pick the right solution. Where are the hitches?

Bart Grabowski - IBM Champion and Platinum Redbook Author talks aboout IBM i High Availability experience from perspective of a leading logistic company. The session talks about advantages, and disadvantages between three main HA solutions: independent ASP, Full System Replication and a software replication.

Speakers
avatar for Bartlomiej Grabowski

Bartlomiej Grabowski

IBM POWER Systems Principal Support Specialist, DHL
Bartlomiej Grabowski known as Bart a B.A Computer Science. IBM Champion and Platinum Redbook author with over 15 technical publications. +16 years of experience in various worldwide solutions works for DHL IT Services - one of the biggest IBM i installations in the world with configurations... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 08:00 - 09:00 CET
E19 - Room 19

08:00 CET

VIOS Planning Consideration for IBM i
How do you plan for Virtual I/O Server. What to virtualize, sizing etc.
What is NPIV and how does it work. How do you select the right network virtualization. 
A few installation tips and tricks.

Plan well before you start and you won't go wrong.

Speakers
avatar for Lars Johannesson

Lars Johannesson

IT Specialist, IBM Danmark
Lab Services ConsultantPower


Wednesday November 3, 2021 08:00 - 09:00 CET
G16 - Room 16

09:15 CET

Me and ILE, please go **free!
 In this session Mats will explain why he think it is so important and good to use modern full free format RPGLE, Service Programs, Modules, Procedures and Embedded SQL etc. when building applications optimized for IBM i and combining it with Open Source when and where needed.

Speakers
avatar for Mats Lidström

Mats Lidström

CPO, IBM i Chief Architect, Apper Systems AB
I work as the CPO and IBM i Chief Architect at Apper Systems AB in Sweden. I am also the Director of Common Sweden, a member of CEAC - Common Europe Advisory Council and since 2020 an IBM Champion. In my daily work I help customer to use the full advantages of the IBM i operating... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 09:15 - 10:15 CET
D20 - Room 20

09:15 CET

Create Or Replace ... DDS with SQL
With the latest releases and technology refreshes the SQL data definition language (DDL) for creating and maintaining database objects was enormously enhanced. DDS on the other hand is stabilized. But still a lot of applications even those with a modern graphical interface and where the latest goodies of the programming language are used in the source code are  based on DDS described files. The excuse DDL enhancements cannot be used, because of the DDS description and the native I/O access of these files, does not count any more. With Reverse Engineering, the SQL code for DDS described objects can be retrieved. CREATE OR REPLACE statements allow DDS described files to be converted into SQL defined database objects, while the programs that use these files can stay untouched. With the CREATE OR REPLACE TABLE statement, files with fields based on field reference tables can be managed.

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect


Wednesday November 3, 2021 09:15 - 10:15 CET
F18 - Room 18

09:15 CET

IBM PowerVM VIOS Management and monitoring for IBM i
Management and monitoring of the Virtual I/O Server is important.
What do I need to do, to have a safe and secure VIOS installation.
How do I update Adapter Firmware and install a Fix package.
Do I need to backup my VIOS and how.

How do you manage your Virtual I/O Servers, Stay current on firmware, have the right backups etc.

Speakers
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Lars Johannesson

IT Specialist, IBM Danmark
Lab Services ConsultantPower


Wednesday November 3, 2021 09:15 - 10:15 CET
G16 - Room 16

09:15 CET

Old habits die hard, see what you can modernize as a system administrators
In this session examples are shown in which modern tools are used to modernize the way you work as a system administrator.
From ARE, to ACS functions like Schemas, Run SQL scripts and SQL Performance Center, Also BRMS and the Advanced Job Scheduler are mentioned.
Of course the New Navigator for i can not be ignored.
It is up to you to decide what to adopt, my guess is that it is not unthinkable that some of the examples will change the way you work.

Speakers
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Rudi van Helvoirt

Technical Director, EASI


Wednesday November 3, 2021 09:15 - 10:15 CET
E19 - Room 19

10:15 CET

Coffee break
Wednesday November 3, 2021 10:15 - 10:45 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4

10:45 CET

Whats new in Blockchain
Blockchains are increasingly at the center of asset-based transactions. The technology is becoming more and more back-office and transparent to the individual user, which could lead you to think that it becoming less important. Nothing could be more from the truth.  Blockchain is growing to become a much wider and deeper foundation for a number of key industries.  Join Jan Lillelund, CTO from IBM Denmark and get an overview over the latest developments in Enterprise Blockchain solutions, with examples of some of the solutions IBM has implemented.

Speakers
JL

Jan Lillelund

CTO, IBM Denmark


Wednesday November 3, 2021 10:45 - 11:45 CET
F18 - Room 18

10:45 CET

Microservices on IBM i
The design paradigm of enterprise solutions has changed dramatically over the last couple of years. Why is SOA not the big buzz any longer and how come can a much simpler technology gain all the focus? Microservices is easy to work with and runs in any environment on IBM i. From node.js and JAVA to Python and RPG. You can expand and deploy to any platform – on premise  - In the cloud. It's so flexible!!    

Speakers
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Niels Liisberg

CTO, System & Method A/S
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... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 10:45 - 11:45 CET
D20 - Room 20

10:45 CET

Practical customer examples where iDoctor helps solving the performance problems
This presentation gives you some practical examples where you see how you can use iDoctor and Collection Service Investigator to show performance data so you will be able to understand and solve performance problems. You will also see examples of iDoctor and Job Watcher where you can get deeper information about jobs/threads that can help you solve performance problems.

Speakers
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Morten Buur Rasmussen

Power Performance Specialist, IBM Lab Services Europe
Morten Buur Rasmussen is a performance Specialist at IBM Lab Services Europe.Morten has 35 years of experience in the computing field. He started working with the S/38 and AS/400 in 1988 as programmer.Before joining the Lab Services, he worked for IBM Denmark and several European... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 10:45 - 11:45 CET
E19 - Room 19

12:00 CET

Ask the Experts
Moderators
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Niels Liisberg

CTO, System & Method A/S
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... Read More →

Speakers
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Petra Buehrer

Global Sales Leader driving IBM Power Systems AIX and IBM i Sales, IBM
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect
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Jens Churchill

Power systems evangelist, System & Method
avatar for Rudi van Helvoirt

Rudi van Helvoirt

Technical Director, EASI
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Koen Decorte

CEO, CD Invest
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Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →
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Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Wednesday November 3, 2021 12:00 - 12:50 CET
D20 - Room 20

12:50 CET

Closing Session – CEC 2022 announcement
Speakers
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Ranga Deshpande

President, COMMON Europe
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Juan Manuel Alcudia

IBM
Former WebSphere Portal Server Specialist and Specialist on Performance and DB2 on IBM i Software Services and RPG programmer . I'm also a longbow archer and a bass player. A renaissance man.


Wednesday November 3, 2021 12:50 - 13:00 CET
D20 - Room 20

13:10 CET

Package lunch distribution
Wednesday November 3, 2021 13:10 - 13:40 CET
C34 - Balcony 3+4