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2018 CTUG Fall Conference

Vendor Tracks

Sessions 1:00 – 1:45

Manitoba Room


The Latest in DevOps Technologies for GUARDIAN

Vendor: Nexbridge

This session will discuss trends and technologies specifically for implementing DevOps on GUARDIAN. An update on new capabilities added to the NSGit product since last CTUG will be given, and a previous of the NSGit Jenkins Plugin will be shown.

Speaker:Randall Becker, Nexbridge Inc.

Randall S. Becker is a speaker, author, and CEO of Nexbridge Inc, a software company partnering with comforte worldwide specializing in DevOps facilities for NonStop. He also consults on Policy and Process that delivers continuous availability. He is an expert in Software Configuration and Change Management since 1989 and has spoken at many NonStop and community events. Randall is also Chair of the Richmond Hill Board of Trade.
Randall can be contacted at: +1.416.984.9826 or rsbecker@nexbridge.com.

New Brunswick Room


Top Reasons to Use REST with NonStop

Vendor: TIC Inc.

REST Web Services and RESTful APIs enable NonStop applications to interoperate with a broader range of applications across different environments. In this presentation, we will review practical use cases of how REST can benefit NonStop applications and how TIC Software helps users implement successful REST projects quickly utilizing LightWave REST product suite.

Speaker:Phil Ly, President of TIC Software.

Phil Ly is the president of TIC Software, a New York-based company specializing in software and services that integrate NonStop with the latest technologies. TIC Software helps customers understand and identify the most suitable technology for solving their business problem, and customizes a complete suite of services including training, development and support optimized for their project implementation. Prior to founding TIC Software, Phil Ly had worked for Tandem Computers in support and software development.

Nova Scotia Room


The Expansive DRNet Ecosystem for Hybrid IT

Vendor: Network Technologies International (NTI)

Diverse requirements for real-time data distribution are driving demand for single source replication Ecosystems that keep pace with changing customer requirements. NTI’s strategy supports three distinct deployment markets – replication, integration and transformation. What this means is that wherever data is needed after arriving at NonStop, it can be delivered by DRNet – DRNet Open. Just as importantly, it is the intention of NTI to follow HPE product roadmaps closely as they embrace Hybrid IT such that DRNet Open capitalizes on DRNet’s historical strengths in CDC to ensure timely arrival of relevant data along the path from Edge to Cloud!

Speaker:Tim Dunne, SVP Worldwide Sales

Thirty Four years selling third party solutions into the NonStop space - 20 years with ACI, 10 with GoldenGate and 7 with Integrated Research – some of which overlapped. Tim joined NTI last November.


Sessions 1:50 – 2:35

Manitoa Room


Increasing NonStop Value - with a Platform/ Application Strategy

Vendor: CAIL

Extending on the HPE Hybrid program and having NonStop included in Enterprise Standardization initiatives ( White Paper : www.cail.com/nitewp ), this session provides insights on organizations aligning application importance to the business with the appropriate platform (Aligning Applications and Platforms ). With it becoming an on-line, real-time, all-the-time world this is made to order for NonStop - to better position enterprises improve outcomes, realize more benefits from information services and mobile initiatives, make business innovation more rewarding, etc.

Speaker:Ronald Thompson - CEO of CAIL

Ron is CEO of CAIL, a HPE and Micro Focus Partner with many Customers utilizing CAIL Client Solutions. With Ron having an extensive background in technology and business in the NonStop community and through venture investing, this is an opportunity to learn how it's all coming together in the enterprise.

New Brunswick Room


HPE Shadowbase Update and Extended Use Cases

Vendor: OmniPayments

We describe how HPE Shadowbase works in several use case scenarios: business continuity (active/passive through sizzling-hot-takeover to fully active/active replication architectures); data integration and synchronization (big data, feeding a data warehouse, localizing data sets for performance and autonomy); application integration (real-time fraud detection and building a real-time business intelligence system); zero downtime migration (eliminating planned application downtime and minimizing the risks associated with hardware and software changes); and zero data loss (eliminating data loss during outages). We will also review new and future HPE Shadowbase product features, including active/active bi-directional zero data loss architectures; support for IBM DB2 as a source; Enscribe to SQL replication enhancements; improvements to simplify migration from RDF or OGG to HPE Shadowbase; and additional BASE24™ feature support.

Speakers:Paul J. Holenstein, Paden R. Holenstein

Mr. Paul J. Holenstein, Executive Vice President, Gravic, Inc.

Mr. Holenstein has direct responsibility for the Gravic Shadowbase Products. He began his career as a Tandem (HPE NonStop) developer in 1980. His technical areas of expertise include high availability designs and architectures, data replication technologies, heterogeneous application and data integration, and communications and performance analysis. Mr. Holenstein holds many patents in the field of data replication and synchronization, and writes extensively on high and continuous availability topics. He received his BSCE from Bucknell University, a MSCS from Villanova University, and is an HPE Master Accredited Systems Engineer (MASE).

Mr. Paden R. Holenstein, Marketing Associate, Gravic, Inc.

Mr. Holenstein works on the website, marketing communications, and branding for HPE Shadowbase. He is a “NonStop Under 40” member, who presents at regional TUG/RUG meetings and partner technical conferences. He is a recent West Chester University graduate with a BSCE in Marketing and has worked at Gravic for one year.

Nova Scotia Room


Compliance Made Easy

Vendor: CSP

Compliance made easy - that has been CSP's mandate when developing its latest solutions. For the past 3 decades, CSP has been an innovator in the field of NonStop security. However, the challenges now facing the NonStop platform in this area have become increasingly complex. CSP has developed a series of easy-to-use solutions that will keep your system secure, ensure you remain compliant, and best of all, provide the flexibility that a changing NonStop landscape demands.

Speaker:Henry Fonseca

Henry Fonseca is a business professional with a background in branding, market development, customer relations and financial management. As part of CSP's Marketing team, he has managed a successful repositioning & rebranding of the company’s digital properties. As CSP’s Marketing and Relationship Manager, Henry continues to develop an integrated marketing and business strategy.


Sessions 2:50 – 3:35

Manitoba Room


Built to Last

Vendor: Ascert Technology

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies is a popular book by Jim Collins about companies that were madly ambitious, had a vision, big hairy audacious goals, and were wildly successful. But, written over 10 years ago not all companies in his book are still successful. The big questions are "Why not?" and "Does the built to last success formula still work?"

Dr. Richard B. Greene, Director of Sales for Ascert, the creators of VersaTest technology, explores what the phrase “built to last” really means as it relates to your business, your products, and your life.

In this presentation, you’ll learn:

  • How to improve performance and effectiveness
  • How to create greater resilience
  • How to leverage your current infrastructure
  • How to always create a winning environment

Speaker:Dr. Richard B. Greene, PhD

Rich has over 30 years of experience as a sales executive, speaker, author, entrepreneur, and leadership expert. He’s active in sports and is a 6-time Ironman triathlete. Rich also has a passion for helping others to achieve peak performance in their personal and professional lives.
As a Sales Director at Ascert, he draws upon this passion for excellence to help companies realize their highest levels of efficiency and business potential. Using the industry’s leading technology from Ascert, his customers are able to achieve unprecedented levels of testing productivity and performance in their organizations.

New Brunswick Room


Integrated and Automated Operation Management Solutions

Vendor: Idelji

This presentation will include our solutions for Integrated and Automated Operation Management.
Web ViewPoint Enterprise and Remote Analyst offers an automated operation and performance management solution for NonStop systems. Learn about analysis of EMS activity, storage management, capacity planning, proactive & advanced alert monitoring, extendable architecture, in depth performance analysis and more.

Speaker:Vishal Kudchadkar - Lead Architect, Idelji Corporation

A decade and a half young veteran, Vishal started his NonStop journey with Idelji straight after college. As Idelji's Lead Architect, he orchestrates customer value creation across Idelji's Performance and Operation Management products. His current focus is leveraging Blockchain / DLT for the Enterprise.

Nova Scotia Room


Your IAM (Identity and Access Management) system now supports HPE NonStop. See how!

Vendor: XYPRO

Until recently, HPE NonStop Servers have not been able to participate in the Enterprise Identity and Access Management ecosystem. XYPRO will discuss XYGATE Identity Connector (XIC) which provides an easy way to integrate your HPE NonStop servers with your Identity & Access Management (IAM) enterprise software environment as well as centralized Password Vault environment. Allowing for complete user governance, provisioning and reconciliation of HPE NonStop user and Application user accounts directly from IAM solutions like Sailpoint IdentityIQ and Password Vaulting solutions like CyberArk. Without centrally managed systems, onboarding and offboarding as well as password reset activities become a manual process for the NonStop, which is not only time consuming but introduces security risk.

Speaker:Barry Forbes - EVP, Sales and Marketing, XYPRO


Sessions 3:40 – 4:25

Manitoba Room


Latest on NonStop Virtual Backup Products

Vendor: Eti-Net

BackBox has become the de facto standard backup appliances for the NonStop X and the Virtualized NonStop. After a short introduction on ETI-NET and the BackBox, the presentation will present the latest improvements to our solutions

Speaker:Mirko Buzolitch

Business development director for ETI NET, Mirko Buzolitch works on developing efficient strategies to support customers in implementing ETI-NET Non-Stop-based solutions. With a strong technical background and a customer oriented approach, Mirko works on developing the market for ETI-NET NonStop-based applications.

New Brunswick Room


The New Payments Landscape

Vendor: Omnipayments

The payments landscape has been changing and the old players find they are being left out. The FINTECHs and modern companies can adapt to this changing landscape much faster and are handling large transaction volumes.
OmniPayments will discuss the new payment services for Visa Tokenization, Visa Person to Person payments and Visa Fraud Services.

Speaker:Yash Kapadia - CEO, OmniPyments

When CEO Yash Kapadia left his tenure as a developer at Tandem Computers, he did not abandon Tandem’s NonStop platform. Instead, he founded Opsol Integrators, now the leading HP NonStop system integrator. Yash’s background led to Opsol’s reputation as an integrator whose team successfully takes on complex custom integration projects, completing them on time and well within the scopes of fixed-price contracts. Out of Opsol came OmniPayments (www.omnipayments.com), a popular financial-transaction switch. Hosted on NonStop, OmniPayments’ modern SOA architecture permits easy ports to open-source applications. It is available as a standalone system or as a pay-as-you-go instance in OmniCloudX on NonStop X. Both options offer tremendous savings off existing transaction processing costs.

Nova Scotia Room


Secure your Growth with Data-centric Security

Vendor: comForte

Any place sensitive data is stored is a point of interest to hackers and is increasingly the focus of security audits. Protecting this data, while not disrupting the business operation, is an urgent mandate at many organizations. Fortunately, there is a tried and proven solution available on the HPE NonStop which can also fulfil the needs of the rest of the enterprise. In this session we will see how tokenizing sensitive data can protect that data at rest and in transit on the HPE NonStop and beyond.

Speaker:Brad Poole

Brad Poole is a Senior Solutions Architect at comForte Inc., specializing in HP NonStop Security and Web services. Brad was previously Director at Insession/ACI for twelve years working with Web services and was a Software Development Manager at Tandem for eight years.

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