Mr. Steve Solomon has been working in Product Management for Software Development and Agile tools over 15 years. Mr. Solomon currently leads the Low Code Application Development Tools team and manages a cross section of products that span the IBM Mainframe, IBM I, and Distributed platforms. Mr. Solomon is a former Director of worldwide software change management at American Express and Product Manager for Serena Software’s application development products. Mr. Solomon received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Boise State University, Boise, ID. Mr. Solomon resides in Scottsdale, Arizona and is looking forward to meeting with the CA 2E and CA Plex community.
Raghunath Daita (Raghu) has been a Principal Software Engineer in the CA 2E Team for the past five years. He has over 11 years’ experience in the software industry on IBM i and allied technologies. He is based out of Hyderabad, India. Outside of work, he is an avid trekker with a love for the outdoors.
Sr Consultant / Nearshore Team Lead / Support Manager at CM First Group. Lucio holds a MIS/M and BoS degrees and recently became a certified PSM I. He has worked with CA PLEX and related technologies since 1995 and has been performing a variety of roles in a multitude of organizations and industries where these techonlogies are used. He’s an avid reader and enjoys playing music, learning languages (he speaks fluently English, Spanish, and French so feel confident to approach him during this international event!), and practicing sports/fitness.
Christoph has spent more than tweny years in the IT industry in the areas of software development and project management. During this period he has held positions as senior consultant and development manager for several companies in Switzerland and the USA. Over the past fourteen years Christoph has managed CM First, focusing on the development of the MatchPoint Software Change Management solution and on creating enterprise software solutions for many different customers worldwide. Christoph holds a B.S. degree in Information Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He enjoys skiing in the slopes of Utah and competitive cycling.
Andrew has over twenty years in the IT industry working in both the US and the UK. He began his career in the UK as a mainframe COBOL programmer, then stepped up to model-based design with Synon’s Obsydian product (now CA Plex). He joined Synon Professional Services in the USA as a software consultant, working with customers around the country. After two years, he joined Synon in the UK, then worked as an independent contractor for a number of companies around London. In 2006, he returned to the USA to join ADC Austin and then CM First, where he provides consultancy, mentoring, and training for CA Plex, CM WebClient, HSync and mobile development.
As head of CM M3 sales, Mark is responsible for driving worldwide revenue, helping customers transform their legacy software assets into modern applications that exploit the latest technologies. He is also manages the company’s strategic partnerships with IBM, CA Technologies, and others. Prior to joining CM First, Mark spent several years as a marketing and sales executive selling software tools and modernization services worldwide for MicroFocus, Borland, TogetherSoft and Semantic Designs. Previously Mark was Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Xerox Corporation, and held leadership roles at IBM, Okidata and Radius Corporations.
Mark holds an MBA from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Away from the office, he is a competitive multi-hull sailboat racer, hiker and tennis player.
Sr. Consultant for CM First, Jason has 20 years of experience with IBM i, and has been working with CA:2E since 2008. A systems engineer and RPG develper by trade, his primary focuses are 2E, Change Management (CM MatchPoint and PTC Implementer) and also 2E. Jason is also well versed in automated testing of web based applicaitons and is one of the primary resources for the Test Complete and Load Complete testing products.
Marcel holds a Master of Science in Informatics degree, with a focus on business information systems and business processes. With an impressive college rap sheet, Marcel had already held three solid positions before graduating in 2015. With each position bringing their own unique challenges, Marcel has gained a deep understanding on everything from application development, to predictive analytics and cloud marketing. It’s no wonder that he’s now a solutions engineer for AXON IVY. From POC to implementation, Marcel has become the “go to” guide for AXON IVY. In his downtime, Marcel enjoys sailing, skiing, and anything that involves traveling with a backpack.
A founder of CM First Group in North America, John is a seasoned technology professional focused on enterprise software development. As an architect and project lead for Kraft Foods, John developed and managed large scale IBM i (CA 2E/Synon) and IBM z based business intelligence systems centered on logistics, transportation, and ERP. Later with CA Technologies and CM First Group, John has worked across different industries on the modernization and mobile/web enablement of CA 2E and CA Plex based systems. John holds a degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University and a Master’s from New York University, and enjoys boating and wakeboarding on Lake Austin.
Mark has worked in software development for over 20 years. He utilized his extensive experience in application development and web development to help CM First move forward in enhancing and modernizing. Mark is an expert in the using CA 2E (Synon 2E) for developing applications on the IBMi (AS400). Mark is particular interest in helping companies with 2E applications extend the life of their applications and modernize the applications to fit business needs.
Patrick Shutz is a graduate of UGA with a B.A. in Business Administration. Prior to joining Abacus at its founding, Patrick worked with Patrick Hiller and Ken Snuggs at DataSource, a division of VSS, brokering large IT mainframes. He lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, three children and their black lab, Bear.
Kiyoshi has worked with Synon, Sterling Software, and CA Technologies, and has devoted his career to CA Plex (and 2E). He was the one of the last core Plex architects and is an author of ObVariableGroupX and CA Plex .NET-Client (WPF) and many other features. Surprisingly, he doesn’t have a degree in Computer Science, but rather a degree in Agriculture Science.
Ramon Edgardo Castillo Núñez
Ingeniero en Sistemas, nacido en Choluteca, Honduras, 6 años desempeñándome en el área de Análisis, Desarrollo de Sistemas y Soluciones Informáticas en el rubro Estudiantil, Financiero y Control de Producción Agroindustrial.
Gerente de Producto de Soluciones de Información y Sistemas Automatizados S.A. (SODISA) actualmente con un aproximado de 12 proyectos en curso entre ellos Sistemas de Control Financiero, Control de Producción, Control Estudiantil-Cobros Bancarios y Supervisión de Proyecto Móvil.
Experiencia en Desarrollo e Implementación de Proyectos de Sistema de Información, Análisis y Programación, Desarrollo de Informes Dinámicos y Atención y Soporte al Cliente nacional e internacionalmente.
Participación en eventos nacionales e internacionales como CA Partner Fast Forward Panamá, Taller de Desarrollo de Aplicaciones Móviles Tegucigalpa – Honduras, Conferencia Internacional WebConfLatino Honduras, Simposio de Open Source Honduras, Simposio DBMS / Seguridad Informática y Desarrollo Web Honduras.
Hugo E. Rodríguez T.
Ingeniero de Sistemas, nacido en Guatemala, con más de 30 años de experiencia en el Análisis, Diseño, Desarrollo e Implementación de Sistemas de Información Bancarios, Financieros, Comerciales, Hospitalarios y de Producción Agroindustrial.
Gerente General de Soluciones de Información y Sistemas Automatizados, S.A. (SODISA) y presidente de Grupo SODISA a nivel centroamericano, empresa con contratos de desarrollo de software y servicios en Centroamérica y USA.
Experiencia en formulación de estrategias sobre tecnologías de la información en diferentes empresas a nivel Centroamérica.
Amplio conocimiento del mercado de bienes y servicios tecnológicos a nivel de la región centroamericana.
Participación en congresos internacionales en Montevideo, Uruguay, San Jose Costa Rica, Guatemala, Managua, Nicaragua, Austin, Texas y Montreal, Canadá promoviendo los servicios de personal técnico Hondureño en modalidad de nearshore services.