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2016 CTUG Fall Conference

Vendor Tracks

Sessions 11:15 – 11:50

Pacific Room


DRNet - From K-Series to XBox

Vendor: Network Technologies

DRNet began 30 years ago as the world’s first Tandem DR solution on the K series. Over the decades we have migrated to the S, then to the NS, then to the NB series. Today we are announcing that we have shipped DRNet to a customer migrating to the NS7X1. We’ll tell you what it took to get ready.

Speaker:Jim McFadden, Director of Business Development, Network Technologies Inc.

Jim McFadden is Director of Business Development for NTI. He has spent 35 years working on the NonStop. He began in 1979 leading the early development efforts for Base24 at ACI Worldwide. He was with ACI affiliated businesses for 25 years. For the past 10 years he has led NTI worldwide business development.

New Brunswick Room


When the Reaper Visits: Time Efficiency Strategies for QA & Business Professionals

Vendor: Ascert

Time is the one factor that everyone will one day run out of; hopefully later than sooner! We all have the same 24 hours in the day but some people seem to be much more productive than others. So, what is the difference between the super productive and those that just get by? The secret is knowing how to manipulate the minutes that separate the hours in each day.

Rich Greene from Ascert, the maker of testing solutions, shares with you powerful strategies that can create 2 to 3 times more productivity for business professionals. You don't have to be a QA professional or tester to attend. The secrets strategies you'll learn are universally applicable. This is a must presentation for everyone who wants to be at the top of their game in business. Each attendee is eligible to receive a special bonus gift.

Speaker:Dr. Richard B. Greene, Ascert LLC.

Dr. Richard Greene has 25+ years of practical business experience that spans a variety of industries and functions. Rich has assisted many companies, large and small, to increase their productivity and business potential. Through his many years as a sales executive, business coach, and practical experience in business, sports, and life, he’s been able to help business professionals tap into the knowledge and processes that create greater productivity and success. As an advocate of tools that make business practices more efficient, he’s honored to be leading the sales efforts for Ascert’s testing technologies that make significant impact on the way testing is conducted.

Nova Scotia Room


A Proven Solution for Protecting Data-at-Rest on HP NonStop

Vendor: comForte

Any place you have sensitive data collected in quantity is a point of interest to hackers and is increasingly the focus of security audits. Protecting this data, while not disrupting your business operation, is an urgent mandate at many organizations. Fortunately, there is a tried and proven solution available on the HP NonStop which can also fit in with the rest of your enterprise requirements. In this session, we will examine how tokenizing your sensitive data can be achieved.

Speaker:Brad Poole, Senior Solutions Architect, comForte Inc

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.


Sessions 2:00 – 2:35

Pacific Room


The OmniPayments Financial Transaction Switch, Including Our Powerful Fraud Blocker, Now Lives in OmniCloudX

Vendor: OmniPayments

Preauthorization checks have grown popular in light of today's alarming increase in fraudulent activities. The OmniPayments Preauthorization Engine is used by financial institutions in conjunction with the OmniPayments Financial Transaction Switch or as a seamless interface to other providers' switches. Our customers call our Engine the fraud blocker. Modern and easy to manage, it preauthorizes millions of transactions far more effectively than its complex, compute-intensive competitors. OmniPayments' next-generation solution now lives in OmniCloudX on NonStop X.

Speaker:AYash Kapadia, CEO, OmniPayments Inc.

When CEO Yash Kapadia left his tenure as a developer at Tandem Computers, he did not abandon the NonStop platform. Instead, he founded Opsol Integrators, whose team is known worldwide for successfully completing mission-critical custom integration projects on time and well within fixed-price requirements. At Tandem, Yash participated in numerous assignments for customers such as Wells Fargo, United Airlines, and John Deere. Yash's experience with the financial and retail industries led to the creation of OmniPayments, a financial-transaction switch that runs on NonStop but easily ports to open-source applications.

New Brunswick Room


Winning the Battle Against Internet Banking Fraud by Leveraging HP Shadowbase Streams Real-Time Data and Application Integration

Vendor: Gravic

This case study of a large European bank demonstrates what can be achieved by combining clever application design, coupled with an HP Shadowbase Streams configuration, to prevent expensive internet banking fraud and yet still facilitate prosecuting the perpetrators. HP Shadowbase Streams change data capture (CDC) technology allows companies to build real-time business intelligence systems to immediately analyze and process events as they occur in their organization, using an efficient event-driven architecture (EDA). Understand how HP Shadowbase Streams allows disparate applications to interoperate in real-time at the data level, avoiding the need for expensive programming and middleware adapters.

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

Mr. Holenstein has direct responsibility for the Gravic, Inc. Shadowbase Products Group and is a Senior Fellow at Gravic Labs, the company’s intellectual property group. He has previously held various positions in technology consulting companies, from software engineer through technical management to business development, beginning his career as a Tandem (HP 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, writes extensively on high and continuous availability topics, and co-authored Breaking the Availability Barrier, a three-volume book series. He received his BSCE from Bucknell University, a MSCS from Villanova University, and is an HP Master Accredited Systems Engineer (MASE).

Nova Scotia Room


Modernization through Integration

Vendor: NuWave Technologies

In this presentation, you will learn how to modernize your HP NonStop applications by integrating them with other platforms, applications, and Web services. You’ll also learn about the many different solutions that are available and how to choose the proper technology to accomplish your goals. You will discover how to access external applications to enrich your NonStop applications with valuable data, or to expose your NonStop applications as Web services in order to send NonStop data to another platform or application. Integrate with any platform, including Unix-, Linux-, and Windows-based platforms--even PCs and mobile devices.

Speaker:Gabrielle Guerrera, NuWave Technologies

Gabrielle Guerrera earned a BSBA from Boston University and is an MBA candidate at Babson College. She joined the NonStop community and the family business in 2008 when she took on a marketing role at NuWave Technologies. Her NonStop Innovations blog focuses on the latest innovations and news in the NonStop space, and her regular section in The Connection magazine takes a deep dive into the most interesting companies and products in NonStop. Gabrielle has recently transitioned from a marketing role to sales and business development at NuWave.


Sessions 3:55 – 3:30

Pacific Room


Love your data? So do the fraudsters...

Vendor: Xypro

The presentation will focus on why and how leading organizations are embracing the need to render their data of no value to fraudsters, using tokenization and encryption techniques.

Speaker:Rob Lesan, Security Architect, Xypro

A leading XYGATE Security Professional since the mid 1990’s, Rob brings over 20 years of NonStop experience ranging from operations and database management through security management and systems programming. Prior to XYPRO, Rob worked for a number of large NonStop installations, his last being America Online where he was responsible for maintaining their worldwide authentication complex.

New Brunswick Room


Working with XML and JSON in your NonStop Applications

Vendor: TIC Software

XML and JSON have become the de facto standard for companies and applications to exchange data. This session will cover:

  • XML and JSON … what are they and why they are used?
  • How companies are using XML and JSON in their NonStop COBOL and C applications.
  • How XML Thunder makes working with XML and JSON on the NonStop as easy as 1-2-3.

But we have the perfect solution for you. We will present how to use the Blu Age MDA tool to modernize SCOBOL and COBOL programs into Java or .NET, with the business logic intact!

Speaker:John Russell, Product Manager, Canam Software

John Russell joined Canam Software Labs in 1998 as a member of their consulting services team. He has worked on software projects as developer, support analyst, architect and project manager. In 2007, he took on the role of Product Manager and is responsible for Canam Software’s suite of products including XML Thunder for NonStop.

Speaker:Phil Ly, President, TIC Software

Phil Ly is the president and founder of TIC Software, a New York-based company specializing in software and services that integrate NonStop with the latest technologies, including SOA, .NET and Java. Phil has personally worked on many modernization projects with NonStop customers, as well as architected many of TIC’s software products. Prior to founding TIC Software in 1983, Phil worked for Tandem Computers in technical support and software development

Nova Scotia Room


Which SCARES you more?? Zombies or Building New Interfaces to Integrate to Your Environment?

Vendor: Lusis Payments

If you’d rather battle against the walking dead than go through the painstaking process of creating new interfaces for your current payments system then be sure to attend this presentation by Lusis Payment on our TANGO solution. We’ll show you how you can quickly create new interfaces by using the CSDK and utilities within TANGO. You’ll also learn about the architecture and the TANGO Data Bus and how it can be used to process not only traditional payments but also other types of standard event messages to enable direct interfaces to existing systems. Leave the Zombies to HR to handle and attend this session Wednesday afternoon starting at 2:50.

Speaker:Ki Roth, Lusis Payments

Ki has spent his entire career working in the payments space for companies such as Fiserv in a number of roles, he then moved over to ACI and his first exposure to the NonStop platform, teaching BASE24 classes and supporting the Western US sales reps before moving on to BPC and FSS. Today, Ki enjoys working with prospects and customers who appreciate the modern SOA design of the Lusis Payments TANGO solution and looks forward to working with the new X series systems from HP. Occasionally, he also enjoys hunting for Zombies.

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