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Advanced Techncial Bootcamp Speaker Bios

Speaker Name Speaker Name Speaker Name
Brian Allsion John Apps Juan Astorga
Akila B Nigel Barker Rich Barry
Hartmut Becker Karthik Bhagawan Richard Bishop
Sheldon Bishov Larry Bonnette Chris Brown
Wolfgang Burger Colin Butcher Tom Cafarella
Tony Camuso Paul Cerqua Rich Colarusso
Brian Cox Tom Dahl Arie de Groot
Leo Demers Karen Dorhamer-Fadden Kevin Duffy
Bruce Ellis Rob Eulenstein Cathy Fariz
Richard Fichera Burns Fisher John Fisher
Kevin FitzPatrick Jeff Friedrichs Erik Gebler
Ruth Goldenberg Andy Goldstein Doug Gordon
Kevin Greaney Powell Hazzard Stephen Hoffman
Bryan Holland Mark Hollinger Dave Holt
Melanie Hubbard Phil Hudson Paul Jacobi
Kevin Jenkins Anders Johansson Beth Joseph
Barry Kierstein Jim Lanciani Bart Lederman
Steve Lieman Nilakantan Mahadevan Pat McConnell
Brad McCusker Rick Mclaughlin Cameron Mcnairy
Ann McQuaid James Mehlhop Johan Michiels
Paul Mosteika Matt Muggeridge Jeff Nelson
Robert Nydahl Keith Parris Guy Peleg
Karl Puder John Reagan Wes Roberts
Tom Rogers Rakesh Sharma John Shortt
Thomas Siebold Ian Smith Curt Spacht
Richard Stockdale David Sullivan Hein Van Den Heuvel
Maryjane Vazquez Jonathan Ward Meg Watson
Dan Wilder Larry Woodcome Karol Zielonko

Brian Allison

Brian Allison is the OpenVMS Engineering responsible for Storage

John Apps

John Apps has been designing distributed systems for well over 30 years, the last 28 of which with digital, Compaq and HP. John has been heavily involved in several projects in which SOA has played a significant role. Fast and accurate information dissemination has always played a key role in any form of IT application; workplace applications coupled with near-real-time integration have become the de-facto standard for fast, user-based, development.

He is currently working on several projects, including migrating a 20-year old COBOL-based application into the more modern world of Java and databases, including the migration of green screens into browser technology, thereby retaining the field-level va lidation functionality achieved with green screens. John is also heavily involved in the service-oriented architecture of a large TP-based (HP ACMS) application which will be furnished with services invoked from .NET initially and later Java, including SAP NetWeaver.

Juan Astorga

Juan Astorga

Akila B

Akila B has worked with HP and OpenVMS for the last 6 years. She is part of VMS Cluster Engineering. She has expertise in cluster, storage. She participated in several VMS trainings conducted within the practice in Basic, Advanced and VMS internals. She was judged as the best participant in "train the trainer" workshop by Rob Eulenstien's and Bruce Ellis's Crash Dump and VMS internals sessions. She was also invited for the techcon asia.

Nigel Barker

Nigel Barker joined Digital Equipment Corporation in the UK in 1983. He has worked extensively with VMS since that time particularly in the field of systems performance, Capacity Planning & OpenVMS interoperability with Windows NT & UNIX. He qualified as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer in 1996 and is an OpenVMS Ambassador. Since 1997 he has been working at the HP European Technical Centre in Sophia Antipolis, France as a member of the HP EMEA, OpenVMS Competence Centre focusing on wor king with customers and partners worldwide on deploying OpenVMS eBusiness solutions. & assisting customers to migrate from OpenVMS/VAX & Alpha to OpenVMS/Itanium.

Rick Barry, CISSP

Rick Barry is a system software engineer in Hewlett-Packard's OpenVMS engineering organization. With over 18 years of experience with OpenVMS and a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification, Rick focuses on security and web technologies for OpenVMS. He is project leader for Secure Web Server (Apache), Secure Web Browser (Mozilla) and external authentication (ACME). Rick is currently directing the LDAP external authentication project.

Hartmut Becker

Hartmut Becker is a member of the OpenVMS Software Group at Hewlett-Packard. He is the project leader for the OpenVMS Objects and Images project. This project includes the I64 linker and related tools, such as Analyze. Hartmut also maintains image-related code in VMS, such as the image activator and the install utility. Hartmut joined Digital/Compaq/HP in 1986, and has worked for several support and engineering groups before he began working for VMS engineering in 1999.

Karthik Bhagawan

Technical Manager leading the Engineering team responsible for the RTR activities.

Richard Bishop

Richard Bishop is project leader for OpenVMS Kernel Tools. As such, Richard is the lead maintainer and developer for System Dump Analyzer (SDA), bugcheck, image dumps, and related projects. Richard and the Kernel Tools team continue to enhance the tools to support new OpenVMS features, to improve their performance, and to add other features that enhance usability.

Currently, Richard is Release Manager for "Orion", the V8.3-1H1 release of OpenVMS on Integrity systems.

Richard has a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Imperial College, London, and has spent his entire working life in software engineering, including 21 years in OpenVMS Engineering.

Sheldon Bishov

Seldon Bishov has worked in the TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS engineering group since 1997, focusing on security products and SNMP. He has prior experience in the OpenVMS internet products group and in IT/database development and support groups.

Larry Bonnette

Larry Bonnette works for HP.

Chris Brown


Wolfgang Burger

Wolfgang Burger is a Technical Consultant for OpenVMS within the Global Delivery organization of Hewlett-Packard since 7 years and strongly involved in performance analysis and troubleshooting of complex customer environments. He has more th en 15 years of experience in software development on OpenVMS from device driver development up to the design of power plant solutions. Wolfgang Burger has a PhD in Physics from the Technical University Vienna, and is the principal engineer for the devel opment of HP PERFDAT.

Colin Butcher

Colin Butcher has considerable experience of working with OpenVMS based systems and networks around the world. Since 1996 he has worked as an independent systems consultant specialising in high-availability real-time systems. He has a 1st Hons. BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Leeds University (UK).

Tom Cafarella

Tom Cafarella has been a member of the OpenVMS Engineering group for over 30 years. He has had a variety of roles over that time, including those of test system developer, performance analyst, sustaining engineer, supervisor, and original developer of the MONITOR and T4 tools.

He is currently a member of the OpenVMS Sustaining Engineering group and specializes in crash dump analysis of kernel/exec components and nonpaged pool corruption.

Tony Camuso

Tony Camuso is a principal engineer working for HP-OpenVMS and is the principal contributor to and maintainer of the Platform OpenVMS on IA64 Support code.

Paul Cerqua

Paul Cerqua is the Technical Lead for the OpenVMS C Run-Time Library and the Project Leader for the OpenVMS symbolic links and POSIX pathname processing project. A software engineer for over 20 years, he has been an OpenVMS developer since 1987. As part of the UNIX Portability program, Paul is also active in providing technical assistance to partners and customers porting UNIX applications to OpenVMS.

Rich Colarusso

Rich Colarusso
Product Manager for XP, XP Software, & Storage Utility-Americas

Rich has years of experience working directly with customers within various industries. He has a broad background in technical marketing and communications that encompasses years in management, marketing, sales, sales support, training, and engineering positions. Rich has architected complex solutions, including servers, storage, software, networks, and services that meet customer requirements while exceeding the total customer experience.

Brian Cox

Brian Cox
Director, BCS Software Planning and Marketing

Brian Cox is the Director of Software Planning and Marketing for Business Critical Systems. In this role he is responsible for product planning, product management and product marketing for the HP-UX 11i, OpenVMS & Windows operating systems and associated high availability, file system, volume manager & development tool software for Integrity servers.

In his HP career, Brian has managed the industry's best selling UNIX servers, the industry's highest-performing Windows and Linux servers, the first blade server from any major vendor and multiple generations of x86, RISC and Itanium-based servers. His products have earned numerous awards over the years from publications such as InfoWorld, Network World, IT Week, Byte and Windows NT Magazine.

Brian holds B.S. and MBA degrees from Santa Clara University.

Tom Dahl

Tom Dahl has been a part of the POSIX threads development team for the past eight years. He has mostly been involved with OpenVMS platform support, but has also done a modest amount with Tru64 UNIX. He has worked for DEC, Compaq, and HP for 25 years. For prior projects Tom has done a variety of application development, run-time library, and graphics work on OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, DOS & Windows, and RSX & P/OS.

Arie de Groot

Arie de Groot is general director of Emulators International. This software company headquartered in The Netherlands offers solutions to extend the life of legacy software developed for VAX and Alpha computer systems. Their offerings include software products that emulate VAX and Alpha systems and provide services for implementing and supporting legacy applications in new OpenVMS system environments.

Leo Demers

Leo Demers is the OpenVMS Product Manager for the LAN space.

Karen Dorhamer-Fadden

Karen Dorhamer is a software engineer in the Partner Technical Services organization at HP. She was the project leader for the Tru64 UNIX to HP-UX Porting Guide, and currently works with ISVs to help them port and optimize applications for HP platforms running HP-UX, Linux, Windows and OpenVMS.

Kevin Duffy

Kevin Duffy is the Director of Development for Oracle Rdb Engineering, located in Nashua, NH. He has been a manager with Rdb since 1989. All Rdb development reports to Kevin.

Bruce Ellis

Bruce Ellis is President of BRUDEN-OSSG, a provider of support, consulting, transitioning, porting, and training services for OpenVMS and UNIX systems. Bruce has provided OpenVMS training for 24 years to customers and HP (Compaq/Digital) customer support and engineering personal. He has provided training ranging from the user to the internals level. In addition to training, Bruce has provided consulting and support in the areas of porting, programming, performance analysis, system des ign, and kernel programming. Bruce has also written and updated numerous articles and courses on various OpenVMS and UNIX topics. He is developed Internals-level training for HP on OpenVMS Integrity systems. He was invited to join HP OpenVMS Engineerin g to discuss Integrity Server performance at the 2006 European Technical Update days. He is the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to VMS.

Rob Eulenstein

Rob Eulenstein joined Digital Equipment Corporation in March 1987. He has spent his entire tenure with Digital/Compaq/HP supporting OpenVMS from the Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He currently works as a consultant in Multivendor Systems Engineering which is part of GSE (Global Solutions Engineering). Rob's areas of expertise include: crash dump analysis, internals, clusters, performance, shadowing, RMS, and the file system.

Rob is a member of the OpenVMS Ambassadors organization which provides a highly demanded pre-sales support function as well as an extremely important interface between customers and OpenVMS engineering.

Rob holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and four children.

Cathy Fariz

Catherine Fariz
Joint STARS Software Technologist
Integrated Systems
Northrop/Grumman Corporation

Catherine is a software engineer and technologist for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation for the US Air Force. The Joint STARS aircraft is a modified Boeing 707 used for battlefield management, playing a key role in military operations.

Catherine has worked on numerous projects under the Joint STARS umbrella since joining Northrop Grumman three years ago and is currently an Integrated Project Technology Lead on an advanced radar project for moving target tracking. In addition, Catherine is driving efforts to modernize the computer systems on the aircraft. Systems under evaluation for this effort include HP Integrity Servers.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in Melbourne Florida, Catherine worked in a variety of positions including heading the consulting organization for Ken Olsen at Advanced Modular Solutions. Catherine was also an engineer in the OpenVMS Group for Digital Equipment Corporation working on SCSI device drivers, the boot path, platform support, and workstation support.

Catherine holds a BSCS and BSMA from Rivier College in Nashua New Hampshire.

Richard M. Fichera

Richard M. Fichera
Director, BladeSystem Strategy
HP Industry Standard Servers


As part of the BladeSystem product group, Richard Fichera helps formulate hardware and software strategy for HP BladeSystem architecture.

Prior to joining HP, Fichera spent 10 years at Forrester Research and Giga Information Group (acquired by Forrester in 2003), where he was responsible for coverage of servers and emerging data center technology, including automation, virtualization, and advanced management. Fichera was also an early employee at Egenera, Inc, an early blade server pioneer.

Fichera has been in the computer industry for over 30 years, and has held positions in software development, product marketing, sales management and has consulted with a wide range of large end-user companies on data center technology and strategy.

Fichera earned a bachelors degree in computer science, operations research and statistics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Burns Fisher

Burns Fisher Since joining DEC in 1979 and VMS Engineering in 1985, Burns Fisher has worked in many engineering and technical leadership roles. These include leading the port of DECwindows from VAX to Alpha, technical leadership of the Extended File Specifications project and working in the VMS exec in the areas of process scheduling and non-paged pool allocation.

More recently, he designed and wrote SoftWare Interrupt Services (SWIS) as part of porting VMS to the Itanium Processor Family, has helped staff several Alpha-to-Itanium porting seminars, and has worked on the VMS scheduler support for I64 hyperthreads.

John Fisher

John Fisher With over thirty years experience in the IT industry, John Fisher's previous roles include lead application developer, Sr. Systems Programmer of an IBM and OpenVMS shop, Solutions Architect, Systems Integration Consultant, OpenVMS GOLD support consultant and finally Systems/Storage Engineer with the Mutlivendor Systems Engineering (MSE) group in HP Services. John brings that wealth of production experience to OpenVMS Storage integration issues. His real world experience provides Best Practic e information for others who manage an OpenVMS Storage infrastructure. Also, over the past three years, John presented OpenVMS Storage training to hundreds of OpenVMS Professionals within HP world wide.

Kevin FitzPatrick

Kevin FitzPatrick
Global Business Manager
Ex-OpenVMS Ambassador
Bruden Corporation

Kevin FitzPatrick is the Global Business Manager for Bruden Corporation. Prior to this, he was the OpenVMS Evangelist for Canada and the world wide Senior Solutions Enterprise Architect for HP helping customers transition their current computing environment (OpenVMS, Tru64, HP-UX, Linux, Windows) to Integrity based solutions. Prior to joining Digital/Compaq/HP, Kevin worked with a system integrator and also with a financial data company. Kevin has 22 years experience with enterprise applications and its related hardware/software

Jeff Friedrichs

Jeff Friedrichs has worked for Digital/Compaq/HP since 1983 and began working on OpenVMS systems in 1985. He joined the OpenVMS Engineering team in 1993 and was a member of the team that re-wrote MOUNT and Volume Shadowing in 1996. He recently took over as the lead engineer for Volume Shadowing. When not working on Cluster IO issues, Jeff is responsible for the DCSC layered product which allows owners of StorageTek tape libraries to use them with their OpenVMS systems.

Erik Gebler

Erik Joined CMG in 1996. CMG merged with Logica in 2002 to become LogicaCMG.

Erik has been involved with the development of (Logica)CMG's OpenVMS based SMSC (Short message service Centre) - the subject of todays talk.

Currently Erik heads the group of SMSC development Architects.

Ruth Goldenberg

Ruth Goldenberg has been at Digital/Compaq/HP over 30 years, most of them involved with OpenVMS, as backup support, teacher, author, and developer. Ruth is a software consulting engineer in OpenVMS Engineering.

Recent projects include clusterwide logical names, OpenVMS Alpha Memory Management Internals book, system service logging, and implementing system service interception on OpenVMS I64.

Andy Goldstein

Andy Goldstein - Principal Member of Technical Staff, VMS Engineeering, Hewlett Packard Corporation

Andy was a member of the original VMS design team. He designed and implemented the VMS file system, and has done considerable work in the VMS I/O system and exec. Andy has been responsible for a variety of security work in VMS, and participated in the des ign and implementation of VAXclusters, particularly the cluster file system. He has acted as project leader for a couple of VMS releases and has consulted on many projects in VMS over the years.

Andy has participated in research in distributed security, and consults in security and cryptography.

Andy has acted as architect or consultant on a number of VMS projects, including Posix for OpenVMS, OpenVMS / Windows NT Affinity, DII COE compliance, and a number of Unix portability projects. He also works in the area of file system and storage manageme nt software.

In an alternate reality, Andy spends time with community orchestras, carpentry, and flight simulators.

Doug Gordon


Kevin Greaney, CISSP

Kevin joined Digital Equipment Corp in June 1988, and has been working in OpenVMS Engineering since 1994. Kevin is the project leader for SSL on OpenVMS as well as OPCOM, and an individual contributor on the Security Team. Kevin passed the CISSP exam in October 2006, and is one of three CISSPs in OpenVMS Engineering.

Powell Hazzard

Powell Hazzard is a Master Consultant with HPs Worldwide Technology Expert Center supporting Java related products across every HP platform. He has also worked extensively on Java and Open Source projects for OpenVMS engineering since 1993. These projects include Java, Tomcat, Apache, Netscape, Weblogic, Jboss and other products that are layered on Java.

Stephen Hoffman

If it has to do with MicroVMS, VMS or OpenVMS or with VAX, Alpha or Integrity server or related hardware, Stephen "Hoff" Hoffman has probably worked with it. Written a book or two about it. Presented about it. Answered an Ask The Wizard or ITRC or comp.os.vms question about it. Or engineered or ported it. This ranges from work within the DIGITAL, Compaq and HP OpenVMS Engineering team including the port OpenVMS to Intel Itanium, to a quarter-century of continuous experience with the OpenVMS platform with end-user organizations, and within DIGITAL, Compaq and HP. Security, device drivers, ACPs, TCP/IP and DECnet networking and DCL are all familiar territory. Founder of HoffmanLabs LLC, a services and support company and HP Business Partner specializing in OpenVMS software, and in VAX, Alpha and Integrity hardware.

Bryan Holland

Bryan Holland is the founder and president of Software Concepts International, LLC, a managed services and IT consulting company that specializes in OpenVMS, Oracle Rdb and DBMS. Bryan has over 26 years of experience with OpenVMS, Rdb and DBMS, and is recognized internationally for his expertise in managing mission-critical VMS/Rdb/DBMS environments.

Mark Hollinger


Dave Holt

Dave Holt has 18 years service with DEC, Compaq and HP. He has been a product/business manager within the OpenVMS group since 1999 covering Mail & Messaging, Virtualization, System Management and other product sets. He has an MBA and a Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Melanie Hubbard

Melanie Hubbard works in OpenVMS engineering as a liaison between Oracle Support, Oracle Development and OpenVMS Sustaining Engineering. She assists with Oracle related customer iss Oracle test systems for the engineers and responds to a v ariety of Oracle related questions. Before starting with HP (then Compaq) over 6 years ago, she had been an OpenVMS System and Networks Manager, worked for an internet startup company and been a Sr. Technical Support Engineer for a variety of software app lications running on OpenVMS and several UNIX platforms.

Phil Hudson


Paul Jacobi

Paul Jacobi is a Principal Engineer working for HP-OpenVMS. He has authored boot-time and run-time device drivers and is a major contributor to the port of OpenVMS to IA64.

Kevin Jenkins

Kevin Jenkins is a Masters Solutions Architect who has worked for HP for 34 years, with 27 years in the VMS community and the last 17 in VMS engineering. Kevin utilizes T4 in his daily work with VMS customers and partners, solving system performance related problems. Kevin's experiences have directly led to improvements in the effectiveness of the tool set in addressing system performance problems. Kevin has presented on T4 to many OpenVMS customer audiences.

Anders Johansson

Anders Johansson is a member of the OpenVMS Exec engineering team. His major work area is within Kernel Tools.

Beth Joseph


Barry Kierstein

Barry Kierstein is currently the project leader of the Availability Manager product at Hewlett-Packard Corporation. Previous to his tenure at Hewlett-Packard in the OpenVMS Engineering group, he was an OpenVMS system manager for the academic computer cluster at a large university for twelve years.

Jim Lanciani

Jim Lanciani is the OpenVMS Security Engineering Manager

Norman Lastovica

Norman J. Lastovica is a Senior Managing Engineer within Oracle's Rdb Engineering organization. Mr. Lastovica has over 25 years experience with large OpenVMS systems design and development including several major Oracle Rdb benchmark and prototyping efforts on behalf of Rdb customers. Currently leader of the KODA project team, he shares responsibility for the physical data storage, index, journaling, recovery, row cache, hot standby, and LogMiner components of the Rdb product family. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor sports with his family in the mountains surrounding their home in Colorado.

Bart Z. Lederman

Bart Z. Lederman has more than 30 years of experience in system management, network planning, and application, database and system performance tuning; 18 of them in the telecommunications, banking, and consulting industries, and is currently in the OpenVMS Performance Group at HP. His many sessions and seminars presented at customer events have been very well received over the years, with emphasis being placed on practical solutions to the problems encountered in 'real life' situations

Steve Lieman

Steve Lieman is the principal at Trendsthatmatter.com. He has over 25 years of experience as a performance architect with a focus on practical performance approaches for high-end, mission-critical systems. Steve was a lead engineer and focal point for the creation and evolution of the T4 & Friends approach to performance trend analysis. Steve is an in-demand speaker and workshop presenter having delivered full-day practical performance workshops at more than two dozen locations in the U. S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Nilakantan Mahadevan

Nilakantan Mahadevan (Nil) has been working with HP and OpenVMS for the last 7 years. He is currently part of OpenVMS Cluster Engineering.He has expertise in Storage,networking domains and VMS internals. His focus area has been performance improvements for network stack, cluster interconnect and related technologies

Pat McConnell

Patrick McConnell is the Technical Project Leader for the OpenVMS Performance Group and the Technical Lead for T4 & Friends. Mr. McConnell has 30 years of experience in software and performance engineering, including 11 years with the OpenVMS Performance Group. Mr. McConnell has developed and delivered numerous, practical seminars on system performance analysis and performance tool development to technical audiences, including CETS, LUGS, and previous OpenVMS Bootcamps. Mr. McConnell holds a master's degree in Computer Science from Boston University, and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Maine at Orono.

Brad McCusker

Brad McCusker is the Vice President, VMS System Services at Software Concepts International, LLC, a managed services and IT consulting company that specializes in OpenVMS, Oracle Rdb and DBMS. Brad is responsible for the VMS management and consulting aspects of SCI's business. Prior to joining SCI, Brad worked for Hewlett-Packard in various roles related to VMS including many years in HP's OpenVMS Engineering group where he was the Project Leader for the C Run-Time Library (C RTL), res ponsible for leading its port to the Integrity platform. Brad's prior work in the OpenVMS Engineering group included a long history with PATHWORKS and Advanced Server Engineering. Prior to Digital/Compaq/HP, Brad spent eight years in an OpenVMS developm ent environment, primarily for the US Navy in the field of real-time anti-submarine warfare simulation. Brad has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Lowell, and an MS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. When not suppor ting SCI's mission critical customers, Brad can be found with his family on the ski slopes of Vermont where he is a member of the National Ski Patrol System.

Rick Mclaughlin

Rick Mclaughlin is the OpenVMS Application Development Business Manager. He consults with customers, sales representatives and partners worldwide on pre-sales and post sales support activities.

Cameron Mcnairy


Ann McQuaid

Ann McQuaid
General Manager, OpenVMS / Alpha Division
Business Critical Servers
Hewlett-Packard Company

Ann McQuaid is General Manager of the OpenVMS / Alpha Systems Division, including Tru64 UNIX, and is responsible for ensuring we successfully fulfill our commitments to our Alpha customers by delivering the committed roadmaps and facilitating their transition to the HP Integrity servers while maximizing customer retention to HP. Ann and her team work with their partners within BCS and across HP to deliver to customers the business values that derive from the Alpha RetainTrust Program - customer engagement, products, services, ISV partners, and business practices. In addition, Ann is the BCS staff executive sponsor for the Financial Services Industry (FSI) driving a virtual team to develop a comprehensive plan for the continued success in the FSI business.

Most recently, Ann was the General Manager for Hewlett Packard's OpenVMS Systems Division, responsible for worldwide engineering, customer satisfaction, quality, and business management of the OpenVMS Systems product portfolio.  Ann's team has ported OpenVMS to the HP Integrity servers based on the Itanium chip set and isworking with key vertical and horizontal software partners to bring end-to-end solutions to mission critical OpenVMS customers.

Since joining Digital Equipment Corporation in 1981, Ann has held various management positions including Director of Engineering, Operations Manager and Chief of Staff for the OpenVMS Division. Her responsibilities included worldwide engineering of the OpenVMS Systems product portfolio, developing and delivering operational and strategic goals for the OpenVMS organization, Out Source partner management, Oracle Relationship Management, and Executive and Strategic Communications. Prior to her chief of staff role, Ann managed the OpenVMS Product and Business Management group.

Ann has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern New Hampshire

James Mehlhop

James Mehlhop was the initial engineer responsible for crash dump analysis in the Customer Support Center in Colorado Springs. He has been analyzing system crashes since 1980. He created the original Crash Dump Analysis course for VAX whil e at the support center. He joined PARSEC Group in 1989, where he taught all levels of VMS courses and developed an Alpha Crash Dump Analysis course. He worked for Process software from 1996 to 2006, when he rejoined PARSEC to continue training VMS classes and providing VMS support.

James has delivered many Decus/Encompass/bootcamp presentations for over 17 years.

Johan Michiels

Johan Michiels has over 24 years experience on OpenVMS. He is an OpenVMS consultant at HP in Brussels, specialized in systems management and automated operations. Johan initiated the development of CockpitMgr in the early nineties. CockpitMgr is today world-wide available from Emulators International.

Paul Mosteika, CISSP

Paul Mosteika, CISSP Paul Mosteika, an OpenVMS Engineer and is a CISSP certified security professional who is a developer in the OpenVMS Security engineering group. Paul designs, implements and maintains security components within the operating system and security products.

Matt Muggeridge

Matt Muggeridge works with the TCP/IP for OpenVMS Engineering team, where he leads the development of high availability solutions (e.g. failSAFE IP) and network performance projects. Matt has authored two OpenVMS technical journal articles and presented on network related topics to customers and field support around the world. He has worked in network engineering since 1990 in both Australia and USA. His network experience covers TCP/IP, Routing Protocols, X.25, LLC2, LAPB, HDLC, ATM, Device Drivers, and more. He has also been involved with Web services and Service Oriented Architecture on OpenVMS and enjoys dabling in Web development, especially XAMPP-based projects. Matt holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Computer Systems fr om the University of Queensland, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physics from Queensland University of Technology.

Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson is the project leader of OpenVMS DEBUG, DELTA, XDELTA and TRACE. He has over 20 years of experience with OpenVMS as a user and operating system developer. Jeff's areas of expertise are in debugging, exception handling and calling standards. Jeff is a member of the DWARF industry-standards group and has contributed to DWARF V2 and V3.

Jeff has taught at Boot Camp and OpenVMS Ambassador sessions for seven years. He has helped over 60 customers successfully port applications to OpenVMS on the HP Integrity platform.

Jeff enjoys contributing to the success of OpenVMS from his home in Minneapolis.

Robert Nydahl

Robert has worked with OpenVMS since 1993, and joined Digital in 1998 to work in the Swedish OpenVMS Support-team where he started off with helping customers to install ABS and develop comprehensive backup plans. He also found time between the customer engagements to teach some of the OpenVMS-courses; From Fundamentals, through System Management, to Clusters, including TCP/IP-services.

Later he learned RTR and provided local RTR- and OpenVMS-support to OMX, one of the world leaders in fully electronic exchanges. Today Robert also provides RTR-support to many of OMX' customers worldwide as well as RTR-training when needed. In December he also became an OpenVMS Ambassador and is now getting more and more involved with Swedish customers transitioning from Alpha to Itanium.

Keith Parris

Keith Parris is an expert in OpenVMS Clusters, specializing in disaster tolerance, and is a frequent speaker at HP user events. He has been working with OpenVMS since 1983.

Guy Peleg

Guy Peleg Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Director of EMEA operations Guy Peleg joined BRUDEN-OSSG September 2006, he is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff and Directorof EMEA Operations. Prior to joining BRUDEN-OSSG, he was a software engineer at OpenVMS Engineering group working on the various utilities. He was part of the team ported OpenVMS to Integrity Server Platforms (IPF), he lead the LMF port to IA64, the EDCL project and various virtualization projects on IPF. Before joining Engineering, Guy provided customer support and consulting with Compaq/DEC in their field offices. He is known worldwide for his commitment to the OpenVMS customer. He has given numerous technical presentations and has been published in the OpenVMS Systems Technical Journal. His presentations are entertaining and highly informative

Karl Puder

Karl Puder is a Software Engineer in the VMS group at HP. He currently maintains the GNV software package as well as the BASIC compiler and RTL. He is also on the {A|I}MACRO-32 compiler team.

Karl has decades of experience programming on UNIX and on VMS. He has provided consultation to customers porting software from UNIX to VMS and from Alpha to Itanium.

John Reagan

John Reagan is the project leader for the Pascal, Macro-32, and COBOL compilers plus other compiler-related tasks. John started on VAX Pascal in 1983 and answered his own SPR that he submitted as a customer. When not working on compilers, he enjoys riding his Triumph Bonneville and Moto Guzzi Breva motorcycles.

Wes Roberts

Over the past 20 years, Wes Roberts has managed and supported numerous OpenVMS systems. This includes 15 years as the lead VMScluster manager at three different locations. During the past seven years with HP, as a member of the VMS Gold and Platinum Services teams, he focused on OpenVMS SAN support, as well as other areas of OpenVMS system management. This practical experience provides Best Practice information for others who manage an OpenVMS Storage infrastructure. Mr. Roberts attended and volunteered at Encompass related events since 1989 and has been a session presenter since 1998.

Tom Rogers

Tom Rogers is a technical consultant in the Enterprise Storage Group in Marlboro Massachusetts. Tom's work has been in the areas of enterprise storage, fault tolerant systems design and development, and system performance. Tom has worked with the EVA since its initial release back in 2001. Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College.

Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma has part of HP OpenVMS Engineering for last 7 years. He is currently the Section Manager of Networking and Utilities section in Bangalore. Rakesh has 16+ years of experience on OpenVMS having worked in Industrial/ Process automation, Storage, Networking domains.

John Shortt

John Shortt is the OpenVMS Blades Engineering Project Leader. In this role, John has overall technical responsibility for Blades support on OpenVMS, which includes working with HP product teams on current and future designs, high-profile customer solutions and OpenVMS development teams. Prior to this John was a member of the OpenVMS IO Executive and Kernel development teams.

Thomas Siebold

Thomas Siebold works as a technology consultant within the HP Business Critical Server Division. He is based in Munich, Germany and provides consulting to customers on a world-wide basis. His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, migration from VAX to Alpha to Itanium based environments, Alpha and Itanium chip technology, high performance servers, Windows NT clustering and web enabling of OpenVMS application environments. Thomas has been with Hewlett-Packard for 29 years and has held a number of positions within the services organization, engineering and as a presales consultant.

Ian Smith

Ian Smith is a Consulting Member of the Technical Staff of Oracle and a Technical Leader for the Oracle Rdb product engineering group located in Nashua NH, U.S.A.

Ian has been a member of the engineering team since Jan 1989 and has been working with Rdb since the beta testing of the first version in 1984. Between 1982 and 1989 Ian was a database consultant working with customers to build and tune Rdb and DBMS (CODASYL) systems.

Ian is currently the SQL language and relational interface architect for Oracle Rdb and has designed many of the new features incorporated into Rdb in the last decade.

Curt Spacht

Curt has more than 30 years of experience in the software industry as a software architect, project leader and software developer of complex applications software and systems software. Curt is currently a project leader and architect in the OpenVMS engineering, system management tools group. His area of expertise includes various enterprise level system management solutions ranging from OpenVMS command line tools to HP OpenView and HP Systems Insight Manager. He has worked as both a software developer and as a QA engineer. Curt has spent the past 15 years in the OpenVMS group. Prior to joining OpenVMS Curt was a software consultant in the Washington D.C. office of Digital Equipment Corp, where he supported various DoD and Civilian Agencies government customers.

Richard Stockdale

Dick Stockdale

David Sullivan

David Sullivan has been published in the Digital Technical Journal and has written a number of white papers on networking, still imaging protocol extensions for video conferencing, disaster tolerance design, and web services. He is a United States patent holder for Internet browser interceptor and caching technology. David regularly provides consulting to OpenVMS customers in the areas of web services and integration.

Hein Van Den Heuvel

Hein van den Heuvel is an independent software performance consultant focusing on database applications for OpenVMS and Unix, notably Oracle and RMS. Hein started working almost 30 years ago for Digital Holland working on several RMS-11 projects. Hein has supported VMS, RMS and databases at the European level, before joining OpenVMS RMS Engineering in the early 90's. This was followed by Systems Engineering for an Applications Performance group, notably performing Oracle and SAP projects until 2005. Hein has given numerous DECUS presentations over the years, and is a regular contributor to comp.os.vms and the HP ITRC forum.

Maryjane Vazquez

Mary Jane Vazquez
OpenVMS Product Planning and Marketing Manager
BCS Marketing

Mary Jane is the Manager of the OpenVMS Product Planning and Marketing organization. Her group is responsible for marketing the OpenVMS product portfolio and ensuring delivery of high quality layered products and OpenVMS releases for the Integrity, Alpha and VAX platforms. This includes responsibility for the product lifecycle of the OpenVMS product suite and generating the OpenVMS Rolling Product Roadmaps. Mary Jane has been with Digital/Compaq/HP for 20 years in a variety of positions. She has her M BA from Boston University.

Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward is a Sr. Software Engineer with Hewlett-Packard Company. His primary focus is working with sofware vendors developing and perfomance tuning solutions on HP platforms. Jon has extensive experiance migrating software between various UNIX and Linux platforms, and has co-authored several porting guides for HP. Jon has been with Hewlett-Packard since 1997 and has frequently presented at technical conferences and HP developer training events. Jon also serves as a Linux Ambassador for HP.

Meg Watson

Meg Watson is the project leader for Distributed NetBeans. Her expertise lies in compilers and tools.

Dan Wilder


Larry Woodcome

Larry Woodcome is the Hewlett Packard Company OpenVMS Networks Business Manager, responsible for providing product and partner relationship support for the HP OpenVMS network suite of products in Nashua NH. The Hewlett Packard Company is a Fortune 100 company and is a leading global provider of technology and solutions. Larry has over 20 years of experience in the high tech industry with the last 8 years spent in the operating system network and system software segments of the business.

Karol Zielonko

Karol Zielonko is one of the Engineers on the TCP/IP development team who handle the SSH components of the stack.