iTour 2019

Common Europe iTour 2019 Dates and Locations

Common Europe is offering the 2019 iTour in numerous venues across Europe. This year, the iTour is offered in partnership with Syncsort and various Common Europe country groups.

IBM i systems hold critical data for enterprises across industries and process large volumes of sensitive information. Keeping those systems secure and compliant with industry and state regulations is crucial to protecting your corporate, partner and customer data from costly breaches that can damage your reputation.

At the same time, today’s businesses are under pressure to extract the greatest value from IBM i data by building data pipelines that connect IBM i data to the rest of your business in real time. Join the iTour to hear Syncsort’s subject matter experts share best practices for securing your IBM i servers and answer your questions about modernizing the use of IBM i data by integrating it with new platforms.



Agendas may vary from event to event but will include some of the following subject matter:

Session 1: Best Practices in IBM i Security – one session that runs through the 6 layers of security

Session 2: Deep dive into – Data privacy (protecting data at-rest and in-motion from unauthorized access with encryption, tokenization, and masking)

Session 3: Building streaming data pipelines from IBM i databases – connecting data from IBM i systems with modern applications and data platforms

Session 4: Integrating IBM i machine data into IT analytics systems – addressing the IBM i blind spots in Splunk and ServiceNow

Session 5: Connect BIG Data for IBMi – Leveraging IBMi data for Hybrid Cloud, streaming Data pipeline

We are pleased to announce the following dates and locations:



Brussels, Belgium – 30 September 2019 – COMMON Belgium / COMMON Luxembourg

Registration can be found at COMMON Belgium


Zurich, Swittzerland – 16 October 2019 – Common Switzerland

Registration can be found at Common Switzerland


Targanice,Andrychów, Poland – 18 November 2019 – Common Poland

Registration can be found at Common Poland


Vienna, Austria – 3 December 2019 – Common Austria

Registration can be found at Common Austria


Billund,  Denmark – 21 January 2020 – Common Denmark

Registration can be found at Common Denmark

More country locations and dates for early 2020 to be announced. Stay tuned!



Andreu Rul

Senior Sales Engineer

Syncsort Ltd.

Andreu has more than 20 years’ experience in the Security and High Availability IBMI environment and he is one of Syncsort leading specialist in the area.


Mariusz “Max” Gieparda

Sales Engineering EMEA and APAC

Syncsort Ltd.

Mariusz Gieparda has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry gained in Europe, Middle East and North America. With Syncsort for last 16 years. He has an in-depth knowledge of IBM System p, high availability (HACMP) and has both an IBM Advanced Technical Expert Certification and Linux Professional Certification.

Mr. Gieparda is the co-author of three IBM Redbooks under the topics: HACMP, Advanced Power Virtualization and Fast Connect. At Syncsort, he is managing the Sales Engineering EMEA team.