CTUG is an independent group serving the NonStop™ community in Canada

About CTUG

What is the Canadian Tandem Users Group all about?

A Brief History

CTUG and HP Canada

Although CTUG is an independent organization we work closely with HP to coordinate activities and exchange information. As a Regional Users Group we have a collective voice to HP regarding any issues related to NonStop, on an as needed basis or through an HP Executive Q & A Panel, which is a highlight of our annual conference.

HP also provides CTUG with unprecedented access to resources via an assigned HP Liaison (click Board of Directors tab) who participates in our board meetings and is available to assist with efforts between CTUG and HP.

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, HP Partners, and Hewlett-Packard.

Membership Support

Every year CTUG holds a full day conference and education day. The conference includes User presentations, NonStop roadmap and product updates, and Partner solution presentations. The Vendor/HP Expo allows attendees the opportunity to explore the many software solutions, tools, utilities and services available for NonStop.

In addition to our annual conference, CTUG also hosts Technical Sessions in conjunction with the release of new products or technology by Hewlett-Packard, and supports a local Security SIG (Special Interest Group).

Security SIG meetings are held periodically to update the user community on the latest news from HP’s Safeguard team, and share user experiences with regards to NonStop security practices, which include updates on the latest security tools and services from HP’s Partners.

Our affilation with HP Connect

In April 2009 CTUG became an affiliate member of Connect - the consolidation of ITUG, Encompass, and HP Interex EMEA community of users of enterprise HP 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 HP NonStop Users, HP Partners, and HP Technology Solutions Group Employees. Please visit our "Join CTUG" link to sign-up and receive updates on upcoming events and news.

2016 Board of Directors

Dave Harper - Director of Communication

President

Dave Harper

Dave Harper is a Sales Executive for comForte Inc. comForte provides solutions to the HP Nonstop server community in 4 major areas, security, modernization, connectivity and operational efficiency.

Dave started his computer career with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) back in the 80’s with maintenance services for terminals, printers and PDP11 systems before moving into VAX/VMS and service management. After 15 rewarding years with Digital it was time to find new opportunities in the Canadian IT environment so Dave started with a Tandem software partner and discovered Nonstop server technology.

Nonstop is a great technology and community and Dave has enjoyed more than 15 years of service with HP partners supporting the community. Dave looks forward to supporting the Nonstop community as a CTUG board member and as a solution provider with comForte Inc.

Sue Adorjan - CTUG President

Past President

Sue Adorjan

Sue Adorjan is the Senior Quality Assurance Analyst with Merlon Software Corporation. Merlon Software is a Toronto-based software vendor specializing in database management software for the HP-NonStop line of servers.

Sue has over 30 years experience with software development , database management and quality assurance. Her experience with the HP NonStop community began in 1982 , when she was a member of the hardware selection team for the University of Toronto, Library Automation Systems, Conversion Project. She was responsible for the development and implementation of the database conversion. Since 1993, Sue has been involved with QA of client/server applications on HP NonStop servers.

Enclaid Pinto - Director ofCommunication

Director of Communication

Enclaid Pinto

Enclaid Pinto is a Technical Consultant and Team Lead at HP Enterprise Services for NonStop Platform support. As part of his current role he is responsible for planning, implementation and support of Nonstop system across Financial, Health and Manufacturing industries.

Enclaid has been in IT industry for 30 years and has supported various platforms and has been providing support for NonStop system since 1998. He also provides Architectural consultancy as and when required for new deal pursuits as well as to the existing customer platform upgrades..

Lorraine Forbes - Director of Registration Services

Director of Registration Services

Lorraine Forbes

 

Mark Wilson - Director of Membership

Director of Membership

Mark Wilson

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 HP NonStop hardware and software continues as the the NonStop platform evolves into the 21st century and beyond.

Kim Katigbak  - Director of Symposia

Director of Symposia

Kim Katigbak

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.

John Lee - Director of Finance

Director of Finance

John Lee

John Lee is Vice President and Director within the Institutional Equities division of TD Securities. In his current role, he is responsible for business and product development including strategic initiatives, for the Canadian Equity Front Office. John specializes in assessing Technology products to determine feasibility in improving and streamlining equity trading activity.

Previously, John worked at the Toronto Stock Exchange for over 10 years where he was responsible for managing electronic gateway access to the TSX. He held a variety of responsibilities including the development and introduction of standardized protocols used by the Canadian Equities Community.

Jack-McAuley - HP Delegate

HP Delegate

Jack McAuley

Jack McAuley is currently a NonStop Solutions Architect with the Enterprise Group organization. In this role, he has a national focus on HP 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 HP, 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 HP, 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 HP customers. He once held Security Regional Designated Specialist for Canada, and led the Tandem Security Special Interest Group.

Dan Marshall - HP Delegate

HP Delegate

Dan Marshall

Dan is currently a Director with the Presales Group at HP Canada. Dan manages HP’s Solution Architects focusing on NonStop, ConvergedSystems, Business Critical Systems, Cloud and Industry Standard Servers. He is also very active in large and strategic projects and pursuits at HP. Dan’s team, which includes the top architects in the country, provide strategic technology infrastructure design and architecture advisory services for HP’s corporate, enterprise, commercial and government customers across Canada.

Prior to joining HP, Dan spent ten years with Sun Microsystems in several different roles, starting in Systems Engineering, moving to a Chief Architect Storage role, and finally working as an Account Executive on Key FSI Accounts. With over 30 years in the IT industry, Dan has lived and worked through numerous changes in technology, helping clients adapt and optimize their operations with each new wave of innovation.

 

Past Board of Directors

2015

President
Sue Adorjan
Past President
Barry Forbes
Director of Membership
Mark Wilson
Director of Finance
John Lee
Director of Communication
Dave Harper
Director of Symposia
Kim Katigbak (Ottawa)
Directors at Large
Enclaid Pinto
Dick Bird
Pio Gomes
HP Delegate
Jack McAuley
HP Delegate
Brendan Beasley

2014

President
Sue Adorjan
Past President
Barry Forbes
Director of Membership
Mark Wilson
Director of Finance
John Lee
Director of Communication
Dave Harper
Director of Symposia
Kim Katigbak (Ottawa)
Directors at Large
Enclaid Pinto
Dick Bird
Pio Gomes
HP Delegate
Jack McAuley
HP Delegate
Brendan Beasley

2013

President
Sue Adorjan
Past President
Barry Forbes
Director of Membership
Pio Gomes
Director of Finance
John Lee
Director of Communication
Mark Wilson
Director of Symposia
Kim Katigbak (Ottawa)
Directors at Large
Enclaid Pinto
Dick Bird
HP Delegate
Jack McAuley
HP Delegate
Brendan Beasley

2012

President
Barry Forbes
Director of Membership
Pio Gomes
Director of Finance
John Lee
Director of Communication
Mark Wilson
Director of Symposia
Sue Adorjan
HP Delegate
Jack McAuley
HP Delegate
Brendan Beasley

2011

President
Barry Forbes
Past President
Rick Teeuwsen
Director of Membership
Javid Quadri
Director of Finance
John Lee
Director of Communication
Randall Becker
Director of Symposia
Sue Adorjan
Director at Large
Pio Gomes
HP Delegate
Dick Bird
HP Delegate
Jack McAuley
HP Delegate
Brendan Beasley

2010

President
Barry Forbes
Past President
Rick Teeuwsen
Director of Membership
Javid Quadri
Director of Finance
John Lee
Director of Communication
Randall Becker
Director of Symposia
Sue Adorjan
Director at Large
PioGomes
HP Delegate
Dick Bird
HP Delegate
Jack McAuley

2009

President
Rick Teeuwsen
Past President
Pio Gomes
Director of Membership
Javid Quadri
Director of Finance
John Lee
Director of Communication
Barry Forbes
Director of Symposia
Sue Adorjan
CTUG Webmaster
Rick Piovesan
Director at Large
Randall S. Becker
HP Delegate
Dick Bird
HP Delegate
Jack McAuley

2008

President
Rick Teeuwsen
Past President
Pio Gomes
Director of Membership
Javid Quadri
Director of Finance
John Lee
Director of Communication
Randall S. Becker
Director of Symposia
Barry Forbes
CTUG Webmaster
Rick Piovesan
HP Delegate
Dick Bird

2007

President
Pio Gomes
Past President
Randall Becker
Director of Membership
Javid Quadri
Director of Finance
John Lee
Director of Communication
Rick Teeuwsen
Director of Symposia
Barry Forbes
CTUG Webmaster
Rick Piovesan
HP Delegate
Dick Bird

2006

President
Pio Gomes
Past President
Randall Becker
Director of Membership
Javid Quadri
Director of Finance
John Lee
Director of Communication
Rick Teeuwsen
Director of Symposia
Barry Forbes
CTUG Webmaster
Rick Piovesan
HP Delegate
Dick Bird

2005

President
Randall S. Becker
Past President
Marlon Henry
Director of Membership
Pio Gomes
Director of Finance
John Lee
Director of Communication
Rick Teeuwsen, Javid Quadri
Director of Symposia
Philippe Olivieri
Director (Montreal)
Steven Friere
CTUG Webmaster
Randall S. Becker
HP Delegate
Dick Bird

2004

President
Marlon Henry
Past President
Javid Quadri
Director of Membership
Pio Gomes
Director of Finance
John Lee
Director of Communication
Randall S. Becker
Director of Symposia
Philippe Olivieri
Director (Montreal)
Marc Lafontaine
CTUG Webmaster
Randall S. Becker
HP Delegate
Dick Bird

2003

President
Javid Quadri
Past President
Randall S. Becker
Director of Membership
Pio Gomes
Director of Finance
Alvin Wong
Director of Communication
John Lee
Director of Symposia
Marlon Henry
Director of Special Users Groups
Philippe Olivieri
Director at Large
Marc Lafontaine
CTUG Webmaster
Randall S. Becker
HP Delegate
Dick Bird

2002

President
Randall S. Becker
Past President
Joseph Iuso
Director of Membership
Pio Gomes
Director of Finance
Alvin Wong
Director of Communication
Javid Quadri
Director of SIGs
Marlon Henry
CTUG Webmaster
Javid Quadri
HP Delegate
Dick Bird

2001

President
Joseph Iuso
Past President
David Wong
Vice President & Treasurer
Grant Lowe
Director of Memberships
Karim Hasham
Director of Symposia/Vendor Relations
Rick Pettifer
Director at Large
Randall S. Becker
Director at Large
Peter Sarautis
Director at Large
Christian Berndt
CTUG Webmaster
Randall S. Becker
HP Delegate
Dick Bird

CTUG Presidents/Vice Presidents (pre-2001)

Year President Vice-President
1982-1983 Jim Holman Joe Fatal
1983-1984 Joe Fatal Marg Harvey
1984-1985 Jim Holman George Comrie
1985-1986 George Comrie Joan McKenzie
1986-1987 Peter Sargautis Peter D'Cruz
1987-1988 Rob Siddall Denise Holleran
1988-1989 Mark Fullerton Denise Holleran
1989-1990 Denise Holleran Rob Siddall
1990-1991 Greg Mortimer Peter Sargautis
1991-1992 Rob Siddall Michael Heap
1992-1993 Michael Heap --- vacant ---
1993-1994 --- Run collectively by the board ---
1994-1996 Wayne Wilkinson Dat Nguyen
1996-1999 Dave Wong Dat Nguyen
1999-2002 Joseph Iuso

Charter and Bylaws of the Canadian Tandem Users Group

View or download the CTUG Charters & Bylaws Document pdf format (.pdf 150K)

Below is a listing of the main articles found in the CTUG Bylaws document:

  • ARTICLE 1: Name
  • ARTICLE 2: Purpose
  • ARTICLE 3: Interpretation
  • ARTICLE 4: Limitations of Liability
  • ARTICLE 5: Membership
  • ARTICLE 6: Governing Bodies
  • ARTICLE 7: Officers of the Board
  • ARTICLE 8: General Elections of the Board
  • ARTICLE 9: Committees and Groups
  • ARTICLE 10: Conduct of Business
  • ARTICLE 11: Conducting Meetings by Other Means
  • ARTICLE 12: Amending these Bylaws