It seems like the fall conference season never stops! Between September and October we were at 5 TUGs! But we aren't complaining, because we love catching up with our NonStop friends and partners and connecting with users. This month, we attended PKF in London, CTUG in Toronto and NENUG in Andover!
Our man on the ground in England, David Ross, was on hand for PKF in lovely London. The Payments Knowledge Forum is a great way for users in the payments industry to learn about the latest in NonStop. The focus of the forum was PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive), a new banking initiative that will allow both consumers and businesses to use third-party providers to manage their finances. Talking about these changes and learning ways to move with it were big topics.
Gabrille and Ernie were on hand in Toronto for CTUG. One of the largest TUGs, CTUG is always well attended and a lot of fun. They met with enjoyed dinner the night before CTUG with partners and old friends.
With over 120 total conference participants, there was a lot of knowledge to go around! Dave Harper, the new president of CTUG, and the team did a great job pulling this event together.
We were treated to a presentation from Andy Bergholz, HPE, on the HPE NonStop strategy, as well as Richard Buckle's keynote speech on vNonStop (virtual NonStop). Keith Moore of HPE also talked about some modern use cases for NonStop. Gabrielle and Ernie presented “Integrating NonStop with Modern Devices Using REST and JSON”, and we gave away a $100 Home Depot gift card to Gary Watson of AcrelorMittal.
While Ernie stayed behind to continue to network at CTUG, Gabrielle had to jet back to Boston for NENUG.
NENUG, though a bit smaller, was still well attended and a great success. HPE was also on hand for this one, as it was held at the HPE offices in Andover. They presented their Roadmap, as well as going over some new developments in NonStop security, and John Vollers of HPE discussed NSADI (formerly Yuma) and new software updates.
Gabrielle once again presented on integrating NonStop with modern devices (download her presentation if you missed it!) and John Healy of FIS won our $100 gift card before the networking event at Palmer's Tavern in beautiful downtown Andover.
It's hard to believe that there are still MORE events coming up this year! Next up for us is Connect NonStop TBC, November 13-16, and BITUG Little Sig, December 8. Let us know if you will be there!