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COMMON Europe iTour 2018



Agenda COMMON Austria, Nov. 29th 2018:

13:00 - 13:30: Registration and Fingerfood


13:30 - 13:45: Introduction and Welcome by COMMON and Fresche


13:45 - 14:30

Innovating for the Future with Digital Transformation by IBM CIO Advisory (Country Representative)

This session will highlight how to align IT initiatives with key business objectives, how IT leadership can lead their organization into a digital era and why so many companies are focused on digital transformation.

14:30 - 15:15

Design Thinking and the Importance of User Experience by Nick Hampson

This session will discuss the value derived from taking a solution-based approach to solving problems, as well as the key advantages of developing solutions that are based on real understanding of the people they are being built for.

15:15 - 15:45: Cafe Break


15:45 - 16:30

AI and Watson In the Real-World by Brendan Kay

This session, which is focused on real-world examples, emphasizes on the business value derived from AI. After attending this session, IBM i clients will better understand where and how Watson/AI can be used in their organization.

16:30 - 17:15

Digital Transformation journey for IBM i by Nick Hampson

A forward-looking presentation that explains Digital Transformation, various approaches, shows examples of various IBM i environments applying different strategies.


17:15 - 17:30 - Cafe Break


17:30 - 18:00

IBM i Think Tank – Emerging Technologies

This user-led discussion focuses on 2018’s key IT initiatives.


18:00 Closing Sponsors & COMMON Austria President



Die Sprecher:


Brendan Kay — CTO and General Manager, Fresche Solutions

Brendan has over 30 years of experience with midrange, mainframe, cloud and desktop computing. He is the founder of looksoftware. In 2014, looksoftware was acquired by Fresche Solutions and Brendan was appointed an executive VP focusing on business and technical strategy before becoming the company’s first CTO in 2016. Today, Brendan uses his broad experience and his deep understand- ing of the IBM i market to ensure that Fresche is entirely aligned to provide effective and practical solutions to IBM i customers.



Nick Hampson — Modernisation Specialist, Fresche Solutions

Nick has extensive experience in Design, UX, Product Management, innovation and Pre-sales. Focused on bringing the business value of design and UX to IBM i customers and the community at large, Nick is recognized as a UX expert on IBM i. He also describes himself as a geek and a bookworm with interests in design, psychology, neuroscience, physics, engineering and mathematics, and given a little free time, he is also a keen target Archer. Follow Nick on Twitter at @UIUXUWHAT


CIO & Cloud Advisory — IBM

A team of professionals at IBM that provide IT / business strategy solutions delivering application- enabled business transformation to major corporations around the world. The team has extensive experience in helping clients modernise today and innovate for the future.


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