Mainframe Day of The NRB Group


The 9th edition the Mainframe Day of The NRB Group will take place in Brussels on October 5th and in Paris on October 7th!

This year's theme is: "Dare to unlock your Mainframe!".
This edition will be a hybrid event allowing physical and or remote participants and speakers.
Reknown experts will present the new evolutions, features and opportunities of the mainframe. 

Choose the date and place that suit you:

  • Tuesday 5 October 2021 at BluePoint Brussels, 80 Bd A. Reyers - 1030 Brussels
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021 at IBM France 17 avenue de l'Europe - 92275 Bois-Colombes Cedex

Block your agenda and come and meet the Mainframe Community!



12:30 – 14:00
​Welcoming Lunch

14:00 – 14:20
The NRB Group & the mainframe
Pascal Laffineur, CEO NRB & Frédéric Deboudt, CEO Trigone

14:20 – 14:55
IBM Z-strategy & roadmap
Adam John Sturgees Beer, Director System z Software Sales Europe Middle East and Africa IBM & Hélène Lyon, IBM zTechnical Executive (Paris Only)

14:55 – 15:30
Security on Z
Guillaume Hoareau, CTO for IBM Z and LinuxONE IBM

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30
​Application modernisation on Z
Sébastien Georis, information system architect NRB & Aymeric Affouard, Digital Transformation Specialist IBM

16:30 – 16:50
DevOps on Z
Benoit Ebner, Mainframe engineer NRB & Jérôme Klimm, Consultant Mainframe Trigone

16:50 – 17:20
New programming languages on Z
Frank Van der Wal, EMEA Technical Leader (CTO) for Data and AI on IBM Z at IBM

17:20 – 18:00
Containerisation on Z
Paul Pilotto, Managing Partner Mainframe Modernization leader at Graytitude & Sebastien Llaurency, IBM Certified Expert Integration Architect

18:00 – 18:15
Wrap up

18:15 – 19:30

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