A Brief History
For over 30 years CTUG, the Canadian Tandem Users Group, has been dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, the exchange of ideas, and providing an independent conduit between the NonStop community in Canada and Hewlett-Packard. CTUG was founded as a non-profit organization with a local volunteer executive board.
As one of the initial Regional Users Groups affiliated with the International Tandem Users Group (ITUG), CTUG has a successful history of serving its members as a facilitator between NonStop users, HPE Partners, and Hewlett-Packard.
CTUG and HPE Canada
Although CTUG is an independent organization we work closely with HPE to coordinate activities and exchange information. As a Regional Users Group, we have a collective voice to HPE regarding any issues related to NonStop, on an as-needed basis or through an HPE Executive Q & A Panel, which is a highlight of our annual conference.
HPE also provides CTUG with unprecedented access to resources via an assigned HPE Liaison who participates in our board meetings and is available to assist with efforts between CTUG and HP.
Our Affiliation with HPE Connect
In April 2009 CTUG became an affiliate member of Connect – the consolidation of ITUG, Encompass, and HPE Interex EMEA community of users of enterprise HPE products and services. As a result of our affiliation, all CTUG members receive complimentary membership with Connect. Please visit the Connect website for more details.
CTUG membership is free and open to all HPE NonStop Users, HPE Partners, and HPE Technology Solutions Group Employees. Please become a CTUG member to sign-up and receive updates on upcoming events and news.
Board of Directors
Past President & Advisor
Jack McAuley is a retired NonStop Solutions Architect with the Enterprise Group organization. In this role, he had a national focus on HPE NonStop Solutions.
With over 35 years in the IT industry, Jack has lived and worked through numerous changes in technology, helping clients adapt and optimize their IT environments with each new wave of innovation. He is both a student and practitioner of NonStop Solutions and Continuous Availability Architectures and has helped many clients understand where they are and where they need to be using this approach.
Prior to joining HPE, Jack spent 10 years with other vendors including NCR and Honeywell, along with Rogers and Associates as a Consultant helping clients with the acquisition and adoption of new technologies.
In his 25-year career with HPE, Jack has held a number of positions that have contributed to his current role. He worked in Professional Services architecting and implementing Security and Operations Management solutions for HPE customers. He once held Security Regional Designated Specialist for Canada and led the Tandem Security Special Interest Group.
Director of Membership
Mark Wilson is a Senior Systems Analyst working for TELUS Health, although the company name and ownership have changed over the years, he has been working with the same NonStop Systems Team since 1996. Mark’s primary focus is on HP NonStop systems support and security management. He became involved with CTUG during the days of the NonStop Security SIG and has joined the CTUG Board to further support his HP NonStop passion.
Prior to working with the team founded at TDSI (Transact Data Services Inc.), Mark worked for ISM from 1993 to 1996, after starting his career in 1985 at Utlas Inc. (University of Toronto Library Automation Systems). Right from the beginning working on those Tandem Systems was an exciting and challenging time. Mark’s adventure with the HPE NonStop hardware and software continues as the NonStop platform evolves into the 21st century and beyond.
Director of Communication
Director of Finance
Director at Large
A strategic, innovative, and results-oriented marketing and sales professional with 5 years of industry experience and a marketing-focused educational background. Specialize in the application and theory of integrated marketing communications. Client-focused aptitude with the ability to problem solve and provide solutions.
Past President & Advisor to the Board
Kim Katigbak is an independent consultant specializing in NonStop system management and performance monitoring solutions. She has worked in the Nonstop space for over 25 years. Kim was fortunate enough to start her career as a co-op student with Tandem Computers and has worked in the NonStop community ever since with companies such as CIBC, CSP, and Integrated Research.
Kim spent most of her career with Integrated Research, the vendor of Prognosis, working in support, pre-sales, and consulting roles. In her roles at IR and as an independent consultant, Kim has been fortunate enough to work with a wide range of organizations in the financial, healthcare, and telecommunications industries, assisting them with the deployment of system management and performance monitoring solutions for their NonStop servers.