Steve Solomon

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.

Arun Painuly

CA Plex Principal Software Engineer, Arun Painuly, has worked with the CA Plex Team for over 8 years. Arun has over a decade of software industry experience and is skilled in C/C++/.Net/Windows/Unix and allied technologies. He is based in Hyderabad, India.

Raghu Daita

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.

Mattias Brecht

Speaker for W+P Solutions GmbH & Co. KG, a textiles industry company and long time CA Plex user.

Abram Darnutzer

Abram has worked with CA Plex for over 10 years, primarily on modernizing applications using CMFirst’s M3 Solution and WebClient. He particularly enjoys working on modernizing User Interface design and streamlining applications for the end users. He works on all aspects of development for a wide variety of Plex applications, but using HTML5/Javascript to bring out the full potential of an application is his personal favorite endeavor.

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Lucio Gayosso

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.

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Eric Giron

Eric is an experienced system engineer with multiple CA products certifications.
Eric has been working with CA Plex for 12+ years developing specialized solutions for multiples companies the Americas.

Roger Hammer

Roger is Product Owner and Project Manager at CM First Group. Roger focuses on code management and quality, CA 2E platform modernizations, and application portfolio analysis.

Christoph Heinrich

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 Leggett

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.

Mark Matyba

Product manager for W+P Solutions GmbH & Co. KG, a textiles industry company and long time CA Plex user.

Darryl Millington

Darryl Millington

Darryl brings a unique capability to any role in IT as a high-calibre professional with 25+ years experience in business and technology across industries in Australia, NZ, Asia, UK and USA. Darryl is the founder of Hawkbridge, a solutions provider to the CA 2E community.

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Mark O’Brien

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.

Jason Olson

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 Prugel

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.

John Rhodes

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.

Hugo Rodriguez

Hugo has developed software computer systems since 1982. In 1997, Hugo founded Sodisa for CA Plex consulting and developing software in Honduras. Today, Sodisa develops software for export and performs outsourced projects for companies located in the Americas.

Mark Schroeder

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 Schutz

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.

Rolph Stephan

Rolf is COO and Managing Director for Axon Ivy, a Swiss-based low code business process automation platform.

Lily Taharudin

Lily is the lead developer for CM WebClient, and is an expert in UX design and implementation using JavaScript.

Kiyoshi Terasawa

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 2017 Speaker

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 Speaker 2017

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.