GSE Event upcoming!

What is Guide Share Europe (GSE)?

GSE is a non-profit association of companies, organisations and individuals who are involved in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions based on IBM architectures.

GSE aims to encourage members to exchange experience and information related to ICT, influence ICT product and service providers, and influence the European standards in Information and Communication Technology in the interest of its members. Formed by the merger of G.U.I.D.E. and SHARE Europe - both well established users organisations with over 35 years of experience each - GSE is an effective forum supporting the needs of today's ICT professional.

GSE is an independent organisation led by volunteers. Active member participation is encouraged and fostered by providing numerous opportunities to share ideas and solutions with industry colleagues, both on a regional and international level. GUIDE SHARE EUROPE holds a type-C ISO membership and is a member of the European ICT Roundtables. This gives GSE members access to a process of Information and Communication Technology standards.


  • Influence IBM and its partners 
  • Influence European standards
  • Encourage members to exchange experience and information


  • Address the Top Concerns of the GSE Membership together with IBM's top management
  • Organise European and National Conferences and Symposiums
  • Organise Working Groups Participate in the Early Support Process (ESP) 
  • Provide access to IBM's Product Development through the GSE Requirements System 
  • Provide members with GSE Publications and regular updates to GSE news and information
  • Conduct various surveys to determine themes and topics for future conferences

How is I.R.I.S. ICT involved?

A GSE region mostly coincides on country’s borders. Exceptions are Belgium/Luxembourg, the Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland) and Switzerland/Liechtenstein. Every region is being led by a Region Manager who gets elected every two years by the GSE member of that region. The Region Manager is being assisted by a Technical coordinator who gets assigned by the Region Manager and the presidents of different workgroups.

Guy De Winne, I.R.I.S. ICT Technical Director, is also GSE Technical Coördinator for Belgium and Luxembourg.

Guy is within the context of GSE responsible for the organization of national events and he is also involved with all international GSE events. As Technical Coördinator, Guy is also responsible for contacts with speakers and the practical organization of all events in Belgium and Luxembourg.

On April the 26th and 27th there is a GSE Information Management event at the Thermae Palace, Koninging Astridlaan 7, 8400 in Oostende.

You will soon find the complete agenda of the Information Management and Big Data event on the GSE website.

See you at GSE!