Working Group Meeting of May 12, 2017

 

Dear Architect, Dear GSE Member,

Please look at this chat…

 

Hello, how can I help you?

Well, in the past you bought Mizuno. Your tweets show you are happy with them. Is that still right?

Yes, that is right. What is the successor of my current pair?

That is Muzino 2016. Size EUR 45. You can order them at the best price of € 105 at “Running Mate” in Haacht

OK, just buy them using KBC Touch. I need them next Saturday.

OK, I place the order and get them delivered next Friday before 18:00 hrs, before your appointment of 19:00. 

I need a new pair of running shoes

Great, thanks for the service. I look forward to running with my new Mizuno’s!

 

Is this a conversation that could take place in 2017 already between a human being and a bot? Or will this be possible later in this decennium? Or … will this type of conversation only be possible between human beings?

Next…is this conversation relevant for the business after all? And… what are the technologies required to make this dialogue happen? What would be the supporting architecture?

If you would like to see these questions answered, discuss more about the added value and capabilities of chatbots, and how to develop and integrate them in your system of engagement, do not hesitate and enrol for our next GSE Architecture Working Group meeting!

This meeting takes place on the 12th of May 2017 in the KBC Leuven office. Take the opportunity to meet the experts and to network with other Architects who are also considering to design solutions based on chatbots!

We look forward to meeting you on 12 May 2017!

The organizing team

Erik Ombelets, KBC, Chairman

Wim Tobback, Cronos

Eric Michiels, IBM, Liaison.

 

 


Smart Business with Chatbots

 

Agenda

13:00 – 13:30 hrs.: Welcome Coffee Offered by KBC

13:30 – 14:15 hrs.: Chatbots today and in the Future By Eric Cattoir (IBM)

14:15 – 15:00 hrs.: Chatbots in Practice By Michiel Vandendriessche and Sam Hendrickx (Cronos)

15:00 – 15:15 hrs.: Coffee break Animated by Pepper the Robot (Cronos)

15:15 – 16:00 hrs.: The Business Value of Chatbots for KBC Bank and Insurance By Peter Hees (KBC)

16:00 – 16:30 hrs.: Closing

 

Date: May 12th, 2017

Venue: KBC Belgium, Diestsevest 40, B-3000 Leuven

Parking: Public parking is available in the neighbourhood of the venue.

Enrollments:You can enroll via this link: http://gsebelux.com/node/252

 

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Working Group Meeting of September 9, 2016

 

Presentation materials: please scroll down !

 

 

Dear Architect, Dear GSE Member,

 

With our GSE Architecture Working Group, we always have the ambition to spend time to hot but relevant trends in ICT. One of the technologies that seemed initially to be a major disruptor in the financial services sector, but which has in the meantime differentiating application areas in multiple industries, is Blockchain.

Indeed, as a fundament of Bitcoin, blockchain allows for much more business model innovation that anyone could have foreseen.

As Blockchain is getting a growing attention from an increasing number of Architects, Business Analysts and Line-Of-Business managers, we are convinced it is now the right moment to dedicate our next Architecture Working Group meeting to the demystification of “Blockchain Technologies”.

We kindly invite you to our next meeting, which will take place on the 9thof September 2016 in the KBC Leuven office, to meet the experts and to network with other Architects who are also considering to design solutions based on Blockchain.

As always, we limit our event to half a day, so you can continue doing your daily job activities as smoothly as possible, while being able to benefit maximally from both the content and the networking possibilities offered by our meeting.

We are very grateful to Cronos Belgium and KBC Belgium for sponsoring our event! Please read more about the agenda, speakers, enrolment process and logistics in the addendum to this letter.

We look forward to meeting you on September 9th!

 

The organizing team

 

Erik Ombelets, KBC, Chairman

Wim Tobback, Cronos

Eric Michiels, IBM, Liaison.

 

 

 

Agenda

10:00 – 10:15 hrs.:

Welcome Coffee

offered by Cronos Belgium

10:15 – 10:30 hrs.:

GSE andthe Theme of Today

by Eric Michiels, Liaison of the GSE Architecture Working Group

10:30 – 11:30 hrs.:

Introduction to blockchain and a practical hands-on with Multichain & Hyperledger

by Roderik van der Veer, by Roderik van der Veer, CTO, SettleMint

11:30 – 12:30 hrs.:

Innovation with Blockchain Technologies

by Antony O’Dowd, Senior Technical Staff Member, Blockchain Labs, IBM Hursley

12:30 – 13:15 hrs.:

Networking Light Lunch

offered by Cronos Belgium

13:15 – 14:00 hrs.:

Blockchain Initiatives at KBCBank and Insurance

by Koen Vingerhoets, Blockchain Advisor, KBC Belgium

14:00 – 14:30 hrs.:

Networking Drink

offered by Cronos Belgium

Date

September 9th, 2016

 

Venue

KBC Belgium, Brusselsesteenweg 100, B-3000 Leuven

 

Route

https://goo.gl/GpWl31

 

Parking

A parking is reserved for the enrolled participants.

 

Enrollments

You can enroll via this link: http://gsebelux.com/node/246

 

 

 

Working Group Meeting of February 25, 2016

 

 

Dear Architect, Dear Analytics Professional, Dear GSE Member,

  

Extracting insight from data, by preference in real-time, and ingesting this insightful information in business processes and applications, is a major trend in business and IT today. Next, an increasing number of machines, digital products and services are made more intelligent and self-learning. Some organizations talk about “cognition” and cognitive systems.  We have entered in an era in which the promises of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Smart Machines and Processes are being turned into reality.

With our GSE Architecture Working Group, we always have had the ambition to spend time to the hot trends in ICT. As such, our next meeting, which will take place on the 25thof February 2016 in the Sogeti Belgium office, will have the theme “Intelligent Systems and Processes”.

As always, we limit our event to half a day, so you can continue doing your daily job activities as smoothly as possible, while being able to benefit maximally from both the content and the networking possibilities offered by our meeting.

Also this time, we are convinced that our speakers and delegates will give you the occasion to experience an instructive afternoon!

Please read more about the agenda, speakers, enrollment process and logistics in the addendum to this letter.

We look forward to meeting you on February 25th!

 

The organizing team

 

Erik Ombelets, KBC, Chairman

Eric Michiels, IBM, Liaison.   

Agenda

12:30 – 13:00 hrs. : Welcome Coffee offered by Sogeti Belgium

13:00 – 13:15 hrs. : GSE andthe 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

 

Date

February 25th, 2016

Venue

Sogeti Belgium

Avenue Jules Bordet 160

B-1140 Brussels

 

Route

http://www.sogeti.be/contact-us/contact-us/

 

Parking

You can easily find parking space along the Jules Bordetlaan (free parking zone).

 

Working Group Meeting of September 15, 2015

 

Dear Architect,

 

A couple of years ago, the acronym “API” used to be a technical implementation detail that was only discussed by developers and architects. An executive would even not have understood the purpose of an API, as an access mechanism to software-based assets. But this has changed! Application Programming Interfaces have become a primary consumer interface for ICT driven services and a key channel for engaging the client and even driving the business.

 

The confluence of factors like social networking, e-commerce, social contents, mobile Apps, and web applications has created an ecosystem where a vast amount of applications meets a massive network of end-users. This creates a huge opportunity for finding new customers that organizations can tap into thru APIs. This is often referred to as “The API Economy”.

 

While the API Economy allows for the commercial exchange of business functions, capabilities, or competencies as services using web application programming interfaces (APIs), it is a necessity to appropriately manage APIs on an enterprise level. Some analysts claim that APIs are driving the digital economy and companies that do not embrace the API economy will be left behind.

 

As such we think you should take the opportunity to attend our next GSE Architecture Working Group Meeting on 15 September 2015 which will focus on the aspect of “API Management”.

 

Please take a look to the attached agenda and do not hesitate to enroll via the URL you find included: http://www.gsebelux.com/node/232 

 

We hope to meet you on September 15th!

 

Erik Ombelets, KBC Belgium

Chairman of the GSE Architecture Working Group BeLux

 

Stephane Goethals, Sogeti Belgium

Secretary of the GSE Architecture Working Group BeLux

 

Eric Michiels, IBM Belgium

IBM Liaison of the GSE Architecture Working Group BeLux

Agenda

 

  • 13:00 – 13:30 hrs. - Welcome Coffee offered by AE
  • 13:30 – 14:15 hrs. - AaaP or “APIs as a Product”
    • Guido Van Humbeeck, Senior Partner at AE
  • 14:15 – 15:00 hrs. - Trends in API Management
    • Matt Roberts, Technical Lead IBM API Management Development at IBM Hursley Lab
  • 15:00 – 15:30 hrs. – Coffee Break offered by AE
  • 15:30 – 16:15 hrs. - API Management at Proximus
    • Sean Kelly, B2B Gateway Architect at Proximus
  • 16:15 – 16:30 hrs. – Wrap up and Closing
  • 16:30 – 17:30 hrs. – Drink offered by AE

 

Venue

aenv/sa  
Interleuvenlaan 27b, Researchpark Haasrode 1250

BE-3001 Heverlee

Belgium
 

Enrollment Link

You can enroll for this event via the following link: <to be provided once this letter is agreed upon>

 

Sponsorship

This event will take place thanks to the sponsorship of AE, as well as the involvement of the IBM BeNeLux Technical Expert Council and the IBM Academy of Technology.

 

Working Group Meeting of March 3, 2015

 

Dear Architect, Dear Analytics Professional, Dear Data Scientist,

 

Business Analytics is “The systematic leverage of cross functional business information and the resulting optimization of business decisions and processes”. It is one of the five big ICT paradigms (Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Security, and Social Media) that many organizations are exploring and adopting as part of their business strategy, in order to stay competitive or even in order to survive!

 

While several companies and public instances already have realized tremendous benefits by applying Analytics in the right way and for the right stakeholders, we feel the need to bring together Architects and Analytics Professionals around some key topics:

  • What would be a holistic data management approach to support all required Analytics initiatives and projects in an organization, and what is the associated Data Architecture – including a “Data Reservoir” component?
  • Is the next step to Cognitive Computing easy to take? Are there already Use Cases available, and even more, is the technology accessible from the Cloud?
  • What about the analysis of Big Data: what are organizations doing today with which types of Big Data and what are the lessons learned?
  • How can I integrate Hadoop into my overall Enterprise Architecture?

 

You like to have an answer to these questions? Join our GSE Architecture Working Group Meeting on March 3rd2015, open for professionals from all ICT consumers and ICT suppliers that have an affinity with Analytics.

 

Please take a look to the attached agenda and do not hesitate to enroll via the URL you find included.

 

We hope to meet you on March 3rd!

 

Erik Ombelets

Chairman of the GSE Architecture Working Group BeLux

 

Eric Michiels

IBM Liaison of the GSE Architecture Working Group BeLux

 

Agenda

 

 

Hours

Topics

Speakers

12:00 – 13:00

Welcome Coffee

 

13:00 – 13:15

Introduction to the Theme of the Day

Eric Michiels, Executive Architect, IBM Belgium

13:15 – 14:15

The Data Reservoir as an enabler of differentiating Analytics initiatives

Mandy Chessell, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM UK

14:15 – 15:00

From the hype of Cognitive Computing to the real application thru Watson Analytics

Peter D’hayer, Business Analytics Architect, IBM Belgium

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

 

15:30 – 16:15

Big Data Use Cases and associated Information Architectures

Patrick Derde, Senior Consultant, BiZZdesign Belgium

16:15 – 17:00

How to use Hadoop within an Enterprise Architecture?

Ben Vermeersch, Big Data Consultant, InfoFarm

17:00 – 18:00

Networking Cocktail

 

 

Venue

IBM Client Center, Avenue Bourget 42, 1130 Brussels

http://www-05.ibm.com/be/clientcenter/

 

Parking

Free and secure within the building:

http://www-05.ibm.com/be/ibm/en/access/map_brussels_parking.html

 

Enrollment Fee

Free of charge

 

Enrollment Link

You can enroll for this event via the following link: http://www.gsebelux.com/node/226

 

Sponsorship

This event will take place thanks to the IBM BeNeLux Technical Expert Council and the IBM Academy of Technology.

                                                                                                     

 

 

Working Group Meeting of March 27, 2014

Dear Member of the GSE Architecture Working Group,

Dear Architect,

Dear Cloud Computing Expert,

 

 

A new year! A new opportunity for exciting ideas! A new chance for impacting initiatives!

 

The contents and set-up of our next GSE Architecture Working Group meeting perfectly matches this “fresh mindset”. Indeed, in the afternoon of the 27th of March 2014, we run a Round Table about Cloud Deployment Experiences.

 

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.

 

Of course, a “Round Table” also suggests active contributions from its participants. This means we need to start from a “common” reference. This baseline is provided by the Cloud Computing Reference Architecture, of which you find here a description.

 

Do not hesitate to enroll for this Round Table! If we have more than 20 enrollments, we apply the rule “first come first served”.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

 

The Organizing Team,

Erik Ombelets, Chairman of the GSE Architecture Working Group

Eric Michiels, IBM Liaison of the GSE Architecture Working Group

 

Attachment: Agenda of the GSE Architecture Working Group of Mach 27th 2014.

 

Agenda

  • 12:30 – 13:00: Welcome coffee offered by KBC
  • 13:00 – 13:30: Introduction: A Cloud Computing Reference Architecture
  • 13:30 – 15:00: Dialogue and Discussions from the following Point-Of-Views:
    • Interoperability and Integration
    • Portability and Migration
  • 14:30 – 15:00: Break with coffee offered by KBC
  • 15:00 – 16:30: Dialogue and Discussions from the following Point-Of-Views:
    • Security
    • Service management
    • Governance
  • 16:30 – 17:00: Closing

 Location

KBC Leuven, Building LEUbrust, Brusselsesteenweg 100, 3000 Leuven

Itinerary to KBC: see attachment on the enrollment page.

Date

March 27, 2014

 

Target Audience

IT Architects, Enterprise Architects, Integration Architects, Cloud Architects, Infrastructure Architects, Security Architects, Technical Project Managers

 

How to enroll

You can enroll by signing up via this web page: http://gsebelux.com/node/208

 

Link to the presentations:

 

Working Group Meeting of December 11, 2013

Dear Member of the GSE Architecture Working Group,

Dear Information Architect,

Dear Business Analytics Expert,

 

Organizing meetings for the GSE Architecture Working Group is both challenging and exciting. Why? Well it is challenging because it is a user group that has to cover a broad domain of experience and competencies. At the same time, this is also the most fantastic aspect of it: we are “allowed” to discuss an extended set of topics!

 

As such, we already covered two interesting Architectural Disciplines in 2013: we had a meeting around “Integration Architecture” covering Enterprise Service Bus solutions, and we organized a special day around “Security Architecture”.

 

And now it is time for an extremely hot topic in the area of “Information Architecture”: BIG DATA!

 

Again we have composed a very interesting agenda, with speakers of different backgrounds. This diversity will make it again very worthwhile to join us on 11 December 2013, in the facilities of ABIS Training and Consulting in Leuven. We are of course very grateful to ABIS for hosting our Big Data meeting!

 

As usual, you find all details in the attached agenda.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

The Organizing Team,

 

  • Erik Ombelets, Chairman of the GSE Architecture Working Group
  • Hendrik De Smet, Secretary of the GSE Architecture Working Group
  • Eric Michiels, IBM Liaison of the GSE Architecture Working Group

 

Attachment: Agenda of the GSE Architecture Working Group of December 11th 2013.

 

 

 

 

Agenda

·       13:00 – 13:30: Welcome coffee offered by ABIS

·       13:30 – 14:15: Integrating Big Initiatives into Enterprise Data Architectures – the case of NoSQL

o   Kris Van Thillo, Lead Instructor, ABIS Training and Consulting

·       14:15 – 15:00: Big Data for Big Pharma

o   Davy Suvee, Big Data Architect, Datablend

·       15:00 – 15:15: Coffee Break offered by ABIS

·       15:15 – 16:00: An Enterprise Big Data Platform

o   Falke van Onacker, Big Data Solution Specialist, IBM Belgium

·       16:00 – 16:45: Disruptive Change by Semantic Technologies in Life Sciences

o   Hans Constandt, Ontoforce

·       16:45 – 17:30: Drinks offered by ABIS

Location

ABIS Training and Consulting, Diestsevest 14 (2nd floor), 3000 Leuven (http://www.abis.be/)

Itinerary to ABIS:

If you come by car, you can make use of the Parking “De Bond”.

Be aware of the fact that part of the ring-way around Leuven is closed. No traffic is allowed on the Lüdenscheidsingel (between Mechelsepoort and Diestsevest). So coming from the E40 you have to take the exit Leuven and then take immediately exit 15 for the N264 (Koning Boudewijnlaan). When you arrive at the ring-way (R23), go right and follow the ring-way in counter-clockwise direction. Arriving near the train station, take the Oostertunnel, where you can park your car (“De Bond”).

It is also easy to take the train, as ABIS is just a 3 minute walk from the Leuven Railway Station.

 

Date

December 11, 2013

Target Audience

IT Architects, Enterprise Architects, Integration Architects, Information Architects, Business Analysts, Business Intelligence Specialists, Data Scientists, Information Management Consultants

How to enroll?

Link to presentations:

 
 

Working Group Meeting of June 21, 2013

Dear IT Architect,

Dear Member of the GSE Architecture Working Group,

Dear Member of the GSE Enterprise Systems Security Working Group,  

Dear Member of the Belgian WebSphere User Group,

 

 

Innovation and creative approaches is what clients expect from their IT partners today, across sectors and across lines of business…. We have applied some breakthrough thinking as well in the context of the GSE!

 

Indeed, we have succeeded in setting up a joint event between three popular Working Groups:

- The GSE Security Working Group BeLux;

- The GSE Architecture Working Group BeLux;

- The Belgian WebSphere User Group

Who said that Belgian people are chief-compromise builders? We prove we are! But this time the compromise did not led to the intersection of ideas, but to the union of the creativity! Please join us on June 21 2013 to attend our joint event and benefit not only from the rich contents but also from the huge opportunity for networking! Being absent is a critical mistake!

 

We thank very much CA Belgium, for hosting this event in their offices at the Leonardo Da Vincilaan 11, 1935 Zaventem.

 

As usual, you find all details in the attached agenda.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

The Organizing Team,

 

  • Wim Tobback, Chairman of the BWUG
  • Jef Jansen, Secretary of the BWUG
  • Eric Lutringer, IBM Liaison of the BWUG
  • Frank Ternest, Chairman of the GSE Enterprise Systems Security Working Group
  • Simon Caus, Secretary of the GSE Enterprise Systems Security Working Group
  • Johan Van Mengsel, IBM Liaison of the GSE Enterprise Systems Security Working Group
  • Erik Ombelets, Chairman of the GSE Architecture Working Group
  • Hendrik De Smet, Secretary of the GSE Architecture Working Group
  • Eric Michiels, IBM Liaison of the GSE Architecture Working Group

 

Agenda

 

Morning

·       09:30 – 10:00 hrs: Registration and Coffee

·       10:00 – 10:30 hrs.: Welcome to our Joint Event !

o   Ron Koning, Director, Mainframe Business Unit, North Area (CA Technologies)

o   Eric Michiels, Executive IT Architect (IBM Belgium)

·       10:30 – 12:30 hrs.: WebSphere MQ Security

o   Morag Hughson (WebSphere MQ Base Architect, WebSphere Messaging     Development Lab, Hursley United Kindom)

o   Break: 11:20 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.

Lunch Break

·       12:30 – 13:30 hrs. (Sponsored by CA Technologies)

Afternoon

Architecture Track (in parallel with the Security Track)

·       13:30 – 14:20 hrs.: Nastel AutoPilot for WebSphere MQ

o   Scott Corrigan (NASTEL Technologies)

·       14:20 – 14:40 hrs.: Coffee Break

·       14:40 – 15:40 hrs.: WMQ Toplogies in the context of Cloud, ESB and Mobile Solutions

o   Morag Hughson (WebSphere MQ Base Architect, WebShpere Messaging Development Lab, IBM Hursley Lab)

·       15:40 – 16:30 hrs.: Feedback from IMPACT 2013

o   Daniel Dumas (Senior IT Architect, IBM Belgium)

Security Track (in parallel with Architecture Track)

·       13.30 - 14.20 hrs.: Simplify MF Security & Compliance Management with CA Chorus

o   Madalena Tosoni (CA Technologies)

·       14:20 - 14.40 hrs.: Coffee Break

·       14:40 - 15:30 hrs.: What's new in z/OS 2.1 for Security –

o   Mark Nelson (CISSP, CSSLP z/OS Security Server Design & Development IBM)

·       15:30 - 16:20 hrs.: IRRXUTIL: Analyzing your RACF Database Using REXX

o   Mike Onghena (Software Engineer, z/OS Security Development, IBM STG)

·       16:20 - 16:30 hrs.: Wrap-up

Drink

·       16:30 hrs.: Offered by CA Technologies

 

Location

CA Belgium, Leonardo Da Vincilaan 11, 1935 Zaventem (http://www.ca.com/be/en/contact/offices.aspx)

Date

June 21, 2013

Target Audience

IT Architects, Enterprise Architects, Integration Architects, Security Architects, Security Specialists, Infrastructure Architects, Application Architects, Technical Project Managers, IT Specialists Application Development, Chief Technical Officers.

 

How to enroll?

Please surf to the web site http://www.gsebelux.com/node/193 and sign up.

 

Working Group Meeting of March 28, 2013

Dear IT Architect, Dear Member of the GSE Architecture Working Group, Dear Member of the Belgium WebSphere User Group,

 

The Architecture Working Group Core Team started 2013 “with innovation in mind”! We gathered a new steering committee on January 10 and the first results are already visible!

 

First of all, we have a new Secretary, being Hendrik De Smet of IRIS ICT. We welcome Hendrik warmly to our Working Group and look forward to a productive and pleasant collaboration!

 

Next, we decided to run our first meeting on 28 March 2013 with a somewhat new approach. We are exploring to collaborate more intensively withthe Belgium WebSphere User Group (a.k.a. “BWUG”, and with web site http://www.bwug.be/). It is not a surprise that our first meeting will focus on Integration Architecture.

 

Also the starting hour is new: we have decided to run it in the evening hours. This will allow you doing your daily job as usual and “come together” in a pleasant and inspiring atmosphere outside of the business pressure.

 

The theme of the day is “The role of the Enterprise Service Bus within Integration Architecture”. After the general introduction session, four leading ESB vendors will present their solution, guaranteeing a very attractive evening!

 

Last but not least we want to thank very much the CRONOS Group for sponsoring our first meeting of 2013!

 

As usual, you find all details in the attached agenda.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

The Organizing Team,

 

  • Wim Tobback, Chairman of the BWUG
  • Jef Jansen, Secretary of the BWUG
  • Eric Lutringer, IBM Liaison of the BWUG
  • Erik Ombelets, Chairman of the GSE Architecture Working Group
  • Hendrik De Smet, Secretary of the GSE Architecture Working Group
  • Eric Michiels, IBM Liaison of the GSE Architecture Working Group

 

Agenda

  • 17:00 – 18:00 hrs. Light Walking Dinner
  • 18:00 – 18:30 hrs. Introduction: Selecting the Right ESB Solution for Application Integration
    • Speaker: Guy Crets, Business Integration Architect at i8c
  • 18:30 – 19:00 hrs. Presentation by IBM
  • 19:00 – 19:30 hrs. Presentation by Oracle
  • 19:30 – 20:00 hrs. Presentation by Software AG
  • 20:00 – 20:30 hrs. Presentation by Tibco Software
  • 20:30 – 20:45 hrs. Wrap Up
  • 20:45 – 22:00 hrs. Networking Drink

 

Location

Moonbeat, Oude Brusselsestraat 10-12, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium (http://www.moonbeat.be/)

 

Date

March 28, 2013

 

Starting hour of the sessions

18:00 hrs.

 

Target Audience

IT Architects, Enterprise Architects, Integration Architects, Infrastructure Architects, Application Architects, Technical Project Managers, IT Specialists Java, IT Specialists Application Integration, IT Specialists Application Development, Chief Technical Officers.

 

How to enroll?

Create a new account with password if you did not do this yet.

You can enroll by filling in your name in this table: http://www.gsebelux.com/node/172

 

The presentations will be downloadable from this web site after the event.

 

Working Group Meeting of December 12, 2012

 

For the presentation materials, contact Eric_Michiels@be.ibm.com.

 

13:30 – 14:00 hrs.

Welcome coffeeoffered by KBC

14:00 – 14:20 hrs.

Introduction to the Theme of the Day: Security Architecture

Speaker: Eric Michiels, IBM Liaison the GSE Architecture Working Group

Abstract:

Introduction to the speakers and the reasoning behind the selected topics.

The results of our survey, dating from the beginning of 2012, will be presented as well.

The modus operandi for 2013 will be discussed.

14:20 – 15:10 hrs.

Introduction to the IBM Security Blueprint

Speaker: Stefaan Van Daele, Senior Security Architect, IBM EMEA Region

Abstract:

IBM has created the IBM Security Blueprint about four years ago and it was first published in 2009 (with an update in 2010). The Blueprint provides a possible bridge to address the communication gap between the business and the technical perspectives of security. It aims to bring a comprehensive capabilities and solution view on security within the enterprise. These security capabilities are described in vendor and product agnostic terms, using common, accepted industry definitions. Throughout this presentation the IBM Security Blueprint will be explained in more detail and how other customers have leveraged it as part of their security program

15:10 – 15:30 hrs

Coffee Break offered by KBC

15:30 – 16:15 hrs.

Safeguarding Enterprise Data with Continuous, real-time Security and Compliance

Speaker: Fakredddine El Mourabiti

Abstract:

This session discusses database monitoring and auditing. This capability provides customers with a single, enterprise wide view of all database events across disparate DBMS environments deployed in their enterprise. Database monitoring and auditing solutions can be administered completely without involvement of database administrators, and security officers should be able to configure and control policy based actions without having any special DBMS administrative privileges. These capabilities are illustrated with InfoSphere Guardium, which exploits well a matured SQL collection technology, used by 100’s of customers for many years.

16:15 – 16:30 hrs.

  

Round up 

Working Group Meeting of March 16, 2012

 

12:30 – 13:00 hrs

Welcome coffee offered by KBC

13:00 – 13:45 hrs

Mobile Applications, Mobile Payments and Mobile Commerce

Speaker: Anton Wilsens, Client Executive in the Financial Services Industry

Abstract:

The presentation starts with an introduction to what we could call “The Mobile (R)evolution”. What are the trends, what are the drivers and what are the (r)evolutions that are changing the consumer behavior and have an impact on the business in several industries? The speaker will pay attention to the “mobile economy” in a broad sense, touching upon the area of Mobile Banking and Mobile Payments to conclude with a very exciting part, applicable to all industries and all consumer types: “Mobile Commerce”. At the end he will reflect on what the key elements to be successful in the mobile economy are and the role technology and architecture plays herein.

13:45 – 14:30 hrs.

Mobile network architectures - Another look on mobile application challenges

Speaker:Sabri Skhiri, R&D Director, Euranova

Abstract:

This session will present the main architectural concepts historically used in mobile networks and how the revolution occurring today in mobile applications is leading to new architectures and concepts in the networks and infrastructures supporting those applications.

14:30 – 14:45 hrs.

Coffee Break offered by KBC

14:45 – 15:00 hrs.

Presentation of potential topics for the next Working Group Meeting

Speakers: Erik Ombelets, Christine Bodart, Eric Michiels

Abstract:

The speakers will each give a 5 minute introduction to potential themes for the next meetings of the GSE Architecture Working Group in 2012. This will allow the attendants to vote for their favourite themes in a more informed way. Voting forms will be distributed and collected at the end of the day.

15:00 – 15:45 hrs.

Quelle architecture pour les solutions mobiles?

Speaker: Jean-François Grang, OCTO Technology, Responsable offre mobilité  France

Abstract:

Smartphones et tablettes se sont banalisés auprès de nos clients, partenaires et collaborateurs, offrant toujours plus de services et de nouveaux usages, via de nombreuses applications. Nos systèmes d'informations doivent évoluer pour accueillir cette nouvelle vague qui a ses exigences. Les questions sont multiples :

 

  • Comment exposer les services métiers ?
  • Comment les sécuriser ?
  • Caches, comment choisir entre réactivité et fraicheur des données ? Comment gérer le mode offline ? Quels sont les impacts ?
  • Applications natives, hybrides ou HTML5, quel choix faire ? Pour quelles raisons ?
  • Comment industrialiser et fiabiliser ces développements mobiles ?
  • Comment gérer les flottes de mobiles chez vos employés ?

15:45 – 16:30 hrs

“Digesting” Drink offered by KBC

Working Group Meeting of October 28, 2011

 

 

 

13:30 – 14:00 hrs

Welcome coffee offered by Microsoft Belgium

14:00 – 14:45 hrs

The IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture and Hybrid Cloud Challenges

Speakers: Eric Michiels, Executive IT Architect at IBM Belgium

Abstract:

Cloud Computing is a generic term potentially involving multiple deployment models, delivery models, and service types. For IT departments that evolve to the role of “IT Service Broker”, it becomes a “must” to have a holistic and structured view on their Cloud environment, both from the offering as well as from the management perspective. This asset must support a strategic vision and roadmap. The Cloud Computing Reference Architecture or “CCRA” invented by IBM and submitted to the Open Group, offers this so needed and demanded Architectural support. The speakers will discuss the contents of the CCRA and how the CCRA guides the deployment of your Cloud solutions. Next, the challenges of implementing a Hybrid Cloud solution will be explained, and illustrated with concrete solution components.

14:45 – 15:00hrs

Coffee Break offered by Microsoft Belgium

15:00 – 15:45hrs

Integrating your IT solutions with the Google Cloud solutions

Speaker:Tom Grey, Enterprise Sales Engineer

Abstract:

The term 'cloud computing' has become so over-used as to be almost meaningless. Everything from Software-as-a-service to traditional server hosting has been 'cloud washed'. Increasingly abandoning the term 'cloud', Google's vision for the future of enterprise IT is simple: 100% web. 

This presentation expands on Google's vision for the future of enterprise IT, and what that future might mean for the IT Architects of tomorrow. As well as the critical trends to understand, we look at what is possible today, the key standards and technologies involved, and the tools that Google offers to support enterprises moving into this new world.

15:45 – 16:30 hrs

The Architecture behind the Windows Azure Platform

Speaker: Bart Vande Ghinste, Enterprise Architect at the Developer and Platform Group of Microsoft Consulting Services

Abstract:

A proliferation of Cloud Service providers is happening, claiming to provide infrastructure, platform and application services consumable via the cloud. What does this really mean from an IT perspective? Microsoft believes the industry is going through a significant transformation across the entire stack. During this session you will learn how Microsoft is driving this cloud transformation. A key pillar in this approach is the Windows Azure Platform. This sessions will provide you more architectural insights in the available tools and components within the Windows Azure Platform.

16:30 – 17:30 hrs

Networking Drink offered by Microsoft Belgium

 

Location

Microsoft Belgium, Corporate Village - Bayreuth Building
Leonardo Da Vincilaan 3, 1935 Zaventem

Route description: http://www.microsoft.com/belux/nl/about/belgium/route_bel.mspx
You can park in the building.
 

How to enroll?

Please enroll ultimately on October 21, 2011

 

 

Working Group Meeting of March 18, 2011

For the presentations, please scroll below. The presentations of this meeting start with the prefix "GSE_Mar_2011".    This was the agenda:

12:30 – 13:00 hrs

Welcome coffee offered by IBM

13:00 – 13:45 hrs

The IT Architect Profession within IBM

Speaker: Eric Michiels, Executive IT Architect at IBM Belgium

Abstract:

IBM makes a difference between “technical professions” and “job roles”. The technical professions are carried by a well elaborated career model and professional certification processes that guide the IT professionals in their career. The speaker will explain how these practices are applicable for the IT Architect community within IBM on a worldwide level and how they are supported with education, mentoring and management endorsements. Also, the relationship with the Open Group Certification (such as ITAC) is explained. Participants will be inspired about how to organize their own IT Architect practice, will learn more about which type of skill development paths they might introduce and/or take, and will be able to evaluate the value of the Open Group ITAC.

13:45 – 14:30 hrs

The role of the IT Architect within ING

Speaker:Alain Heremans, Domain Architect Operations and  IT Banking Belgium

Abstract:

The Architecture profession at ING has matured dramatically over the last 3 years.  The role of the IT architect has changed with it.  Where architects previously only participated in the solution design within projects, they are now more and more involved in multi-year strategic and yearly planning cycles.  At the same time, driven by the “direct” strategy of the bank, the focus of the IT architect has changed from pure application or technology based to end-to-end process and service based.

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break offered by IBM

15:00 – 15:45 hrs.

The IT Architect Community within BNP Paribas

Speaker: Christine Bodart, Lead Technical Architect at BNP Paribas Fortis

Abstract:

Architecture practice is born in BNPP Paribas Fortis in 2006, with the creation of “Enterprise Architecture”, “Functional Architecture” and “Technical Architecture” teams.  After some years of independent evolution, the different practices and processes have been integrated in 2010. In 2011, one unique team is encompassing the roles of enterprise architects, functional & technical architects, with different scopes, being reference architectures, projects and patrimony. Working “under architecture” has shown benefits and architects are now regularly called to provide additional services.

15:45 – 16:30 hrs

“Digesting” Drink offered by IBM

 

 

Working Group Meeting of November 19, 2010.

The meeting took place at KBC. The presentation materials are attached (see bottom of the page). This was the third meeting of the Working Group. The agenda was as follows:

 

Time Presentation Orator
12:30 Welcome coffee offered by KBC  -
13:00 Information Architecture, an Essential Component within Enterprise Architecture Jan Henderykcx
Envizion, DAMA
14:00 A Research View on Enterprise Information Architecture Prof. Jan Vanthienen
K.U.Leuven
15:00 Coffee break offered by KBC -
15:15 Master Data Management as a strategic asset of Enterprise Information Management Yves Houtevels
AE
16:15 "Digesting Drink offered by GSE -

Working Group Meeting of May 21, 2010.

The meeting took place at BNP Parisbas Fortis. The presentation materials are attached. This was the second meeting of the Working Group. The agenda was as follows:

Time Presentation Orator
9:45 Welcome  
10:00 Introduction: The EA Life Cycle and the usage of EA Tools Christine Bodart
10:15 Presentation by IBM Eric Cattoir
11:15 Coffee break  -
11:30 The Hitchhikers Guide to the EA Tool Marketplace Chris Wilson, Gartner analyst
12:30 Break for light lunch  -
13:15 Presentation by Alfabet Dr. Ulrich Kalex
14:15 Presentation by Casewise Paul Bosse
15:15 Coffee break  -
15:30 Presentation by Troux Technologies Matt Price, Bill Cason
16:30 Conclusions Christine Bodart

 

Working Group Meeting of March 26, 2010.

The meeting took place at IBM, in the IBM Forum. The presentation materials are attached. This was the first meeting of the Working Group. The agenda was as follows:

 

Time Presentation Orator
12:30 Welcome coffee offered by IBM  -
13:00 Introduction to the GSE Architecture Working Group Erik Ombelets
Christine Bodart
Eric Michiels
13:30 Enterprise Architecture at AXA Belgium Raoul Dorissen
Enterprise IT Architect AXA Belgium
14:30 TOGAF Version 9 – An IBM View Eric Michiels
Executive IT Architect IBM Belgium
15:00 Coffee Break offered by IBM -
15:30 The Usage of TOGAF and other Architecture Frameworks in Belgium Patrick Derde
Enterprise Architect at KBC
16:30 "Digesting" Drink offered by IBM -

Working Group Information

Key contacts

Chairman

De Heer Erik OMBELETS
KBC Global Services NV
ICT CMF/EAI - Solution Center (MECCCM1)
Egide Walschaertsstraat, 3
B-2800  MECHELEN
Telephone: 015-35 28 38
Erik.Ombelets@kbc.be

IBM Liaison

Eric MICHIELS
Executive IT Architect
Bourgetlaan, 42
B-1130  BRUSSEL
Telephone         02-655 54 71
Telefax              02-655 50 02
Eric_Michiels@be.ibm.com

General Objectives :

  • Exchange experiences, approaches and best practices in the area of Architecture, across several disciplines such as: Information Architecture, Application Architecture, Infrastructure Architecture, Integration Architecture, Enterprise Archtecture, Systems Management, Security Architecture
  • Examine how to create the bridge between Enterprise Architecture and IT Architecture
  • Address Functional as well as Non-Functional aspects of IT solution designs
  • Learn about the experiences, initiatives and projects in the area of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), based on, but not limited to, IBM solutions
  • Discuss about how Architecture ideally makes the link between the Business Requirements and the IT Projects
  • Evaluate the usefulness of Architecture Frameworks, Governance, Processes and Tools
  • Exchange proven Reference Architectures and Design Patterns
  • Exchange feedbcak about Architecture Frameworks offered by the Open Group (TOGAF) and commerical suppliers
  • Discuss about the evolving role of the IT Architect and the IT Architect Profession
  • Follow-up the initiatives taken by the Open Group, such as Skills Development and Certification

 

Target Membership :

IT Architects, Solution Architects, Enterprise Architects, System Architects, Software IT Architects, Techncial Solution Architects, IT Specialists with a broad interest, Project Managers with a broad interest, working essentially in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Meeting Schedule:

Three meetings each year.


                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

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