Informing the IBM Community

The 2019 Common Europe Congress


The 2019 Common Europe Congress adds IBM experts to agenda including the latest announcements and education on OS 7.4 and Db2 Mirror;

Luxembourg, Europe; 20 May 2019.  The Common Europe Congress (CEC), a technical association event centered around IBM i technology, has newly added more world-known IBM experts to their annual Congress agenda.  Steve Will, Chief Architect for IBM i, and Kris Whitney, Senior Technical Staff at IBM Rochester, have been added to the agenda to offer CEC attendees some of the most informative learning opportunities available at conferences held in Europe.

This addition is on top of the already impressive A-list of IBM speakers planning to present at CEC.  The CEC had already planned to host numerous sessions from the following IBM presenters with special emphasis on latest announcements of OS 7.4 or Db2 Mirror to name a few:

  • Alison Butterill, WW IBM i Offering Manager, USA
  • Tim Rowe, IBM, Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, USA
  • Steven Finnes, IBM, Product Manager, USA
  • Scott Forstie, IBM, Db2 for i Business Architect, USA
  • Jesse Gorzinski, IBM, Senior Business Architect – Open Source Software on IBM i, USA
  • Morten Buur Rasmussen, IBM Lab Services, Europe
  • Wolfgang Rother, IBM, Deutschland
  • Juan Manuel Alcudia, IBM, Spain
  • Therese Eaton, IBM, UK
  • Benoit Marolleau, IBM, France
  • David Painter, IBM, UK
  • Simon Porstendorfer, Principal Offering Manager, USA
  • Edelgard Schittko, IBM, Germany

These IBM presenters are in addition to 38 other industry-experts presenting at this year’s CEC.  In total, CEC will host 51 total experts in sharing their technical knowledge with attendees over the span of 4 days.  CEC will be held in Berlin, Germany on 16-19 June. For a full list of CEC sessions and speakers, please visit

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