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CTUG Events

2018 CTUG Fall Conference

Sessions & Speakers

Day 1 – CTUG Conference Presentations

Welcome Address
Dave Harper
CTUG President

Opening Remarks
Ken Goldman
Director, North America NonStop Sales, HPE

NonStop Update:
 • Technical Product Updates
 • What's New in 2018
 • Potential Product Updates and Directions for 2019
Justin Simonds
HPE NonStop

KEYNOTE SESSION Mission Critical Blockchain for the Enterprise
Jeff Skinner & Tom Golway

Jeff Skinner is the Worldwide, Head of Sales for the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Blockchain team. In his 10+ years with HP/HPE he has held various leadership positions including Director, Americas, Mission Critical Solutions. Prior to HP, Jeff led IBM’s worldwide financial services software sales team and helped launch an e-commerce and fraud prevention start-up company based in Austin, TX. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University and an MBA from DePaul University and currently resides in Chicago.

Guest Session COBOL to Cucumber – a TELUS Health Modernization Journey
Dave Wiseman

David is an Ontario native hailing from Belleville. He was first introduced to Tandem systems in 1988 working for Bell Canada in Ottawa and went on to a consulting role with the RCMP for 16 years. David migrated to Toronto in 2006 to work for CIBC and then found a home with TELUS Health in 2007. When David is not architecting integration solutions for the NonStop or leading a team of talented software engineers, he can be found bombing down a single track in the Oak Ridges Moraine, railfanning or touring the fabulous wine regions of Ontario.

Session Outline
  1. In the beginning there were SOAP3 web services.
    1. Web services ... what are tey and what are their benefits.
    2. What were the advantages of starting with SOAP3.
    3. The benefits we could apply going forward.
  2. Java and open source web services
    1. What are we developing and how we are developing Java applications
    2. NonStop Integrate pain points (GGS / JToolkit)
    3. The benefits of development in Java
    4. The necessary framework, tools and the associated challenges
    5. A REST story.
  3. The good news story (mostly) of moving to Java development
    1. Resource staffing (local, near-shore and off-shore)
    2. Design patterns
    3. Access to information
    4. The potential opportunities
    5. Training challenges
  4. Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment with Jenkins
    1. Approaches to CI/CD in the NonStop ecosystem
    2. Automated build
    3. Ideas around automated testing
    4. SOAPUI and project integration
  5. Cucumber and Behaviour Driven Development (BDD)

Day 2 – CTUG Education Session

Morning - Database Modernization

This discussion will include an update on changes and enhancements to SQL/MX. An overview and discussion on NonStop use of Redis which will cover its use on NonStop for IoT demos and the deep port of Redis being done by development which allows in-memory computing to be performed on NonStop. Additionally, Hibernate enhancements and Liquibase usage on NonStop will be discussed.

Afternoon - Application Modernization

Microservices, DevOps (Ansible & Jenkins) and support for Python will all be overviewed and discussed showing NonStop as a modern platform supporting current and emerging standards.


Paul Denzinger, Distinguished Technologist, HPE

Paul Denzinger began his career with Tandem in 1985 and worked in various capacities throughout his tenure at Tandem Computers through Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). As a Distinguished Technologist, Paul provided architectural and technical consulting support to customers worldwide for applications as diverse as high-performance trading systems to very large database systems. In addition to his focus on relational DB technology, he worked with several big data products, including Vertical, Hadoop, and HBase. Most recently, Paul has been actively engaged with the HPE Mission Critical Blockchain initiative. He is currently a member of the HPE NonStop Enterprise Solutions and Architecture Team, focusing on innovative NonStop and database solutions.

Justin Simmons, HPE NonStop


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