Elevate Presenters

Appeon Presenters

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Armeen Mazada

CEO, Appeon

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Armeen Mazda is the co-founder and CEO of Appeon. Prior to becoming CEO, Armeen served various other roles in Appeon, including Product Management, Business Development, and Operations. Prior to co-founding Appeon, Armeen was co-founder of NetUpSide, a Silicon Valley-based incubator of high-tech startups. Armeen is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, and holds 5 U.S. patents in the area of Web application technologies.

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Julie Jiang

Product Manager, Appeon

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Julie Jiang is the Product Manager of Appeon, driving the product roadmap, feature definitions, and release management. Julie joined Appeon in 2002 and worked closely with Sybase to create the first documentation for PowerServer. Julie’s past work experience includes technical support manager at TUV Rheinland and system analyst at Accela Automation. Julie is a graduate of the University of Science and Technology in China, and holds degrees in both Computer Science and Arts.

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Govinda Lopez

Appeon Technology Evangelist, Appeon

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Govinda joined Appeon in 2017. He has been in the IT industry for over fifteen years. Mr. Lopez has worked on a wide range of IT projects including Maintenance, Development, and Datacenter Infrastructure and Architecture. He’s an enthusiast of the evolution of all IT Technologies. Loyal to his vision of the future, he constantly focuses on current technologies as these are the mechanisms of evolution and a foundation of an ever-growing future. Focused on understanding the motivating mindset of creating fantastic solutions! When he isn’t glued to a computer screen, he spends fun-loving moments with his wife and kids, learning new things as learning is his passion, and trying very hard not to be the worst chess-player in town. He’s currently working with innovative Appeon-PowerBuilder C# technologies and sharing this passion with other development enthusiasts and experts.

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Chris Pollach

Director Developer Relations, Appeon

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Mr. Pollach joined Appeon in 2016 in the capacity as Director, Developer Relations. He is responsible for developer liaison, PowerBuilder courses, technical presentations and support. Mr. Pollach is a former Technical Solutions Architect and DEVOPS specialist with over 30 years experience in Systems Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support IT areas. Mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design, Object Oriented Development Tools, Methodologies, Database and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele.

Community Presenters

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Bruce Armstrong

Development Lead, Integrated Data Services

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Bruce Armstrong is a development lead with Integrated Data Services (IDS). Prior to joining IDS in 2004 he spent 15 years as an independent consultant doing PowerBuilder development. He is an Appeon MVP and has done sessions on PowerBuilder at Sybase TechWaves, SAP TechEds, Appeon Elevate conferences, local user group meetings in Columbia, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, England, Italy and France as well as online webcasts.

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Donald Clayton

President, Intertech Consulting, Inc.

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Don Clayton is the President of Intertech Consulting, Inc., Appeon’s North American Consulting Partner. Intertech was previously partnered with SAP and Sybase for 25 years and was a PowerSoft Partner prior to that. Don has 30 years of PowerBuilder experience and over 30 years of industry and consulting experience. He holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from Rice University, where he taught Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Database Design, and Business Process Reengineering courses at the Rice University Jones Graduate School of Management for nine years and maintained a research effort on modern software analysis and design techniques. Don is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC).

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Christophe Dufourmantelle

President, Novalys

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Christophe started as a developer, then project manager. He then founded Novalys to provide tools and expertise to help organizations develop their business applications.

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Gian Luca De Bonis

CEO/CTO, Enable Development OÜ

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Gian Luca De Bonis is an international consultant and IT project manager, that has created several solutions for PowerBuilder and is consulting customers around the world on PowerBuilder, Agile methodologies and PowerBuilder-to-C# migration using the .Net DataStore

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Franck Fasolin

Developer, Superior Court of California, Orange County

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I have been a PowerBuilder developer since 1992. I first specialized in making tools for PowerBuilder such as frameworks and next, in creating Web applications with PowerBuilder. Finaly, I focussed on modernizing the UI of PowerBuilder applications.

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Brian Le Suer

CEO, Zeenyx Software, Inc

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Brian Le Suer is the CEO of Zeenyx Software, a company dedicated to building next generation testing solutions. He is a founding partner of Star Quality, a New England based firm specializing in consulting and training for SQA and automated testing. Brian served as Executive Vice President of R&D for Segue Software, where he built a world class engineering team and played a key role in a successful IPO. His earlier career experience includes various roles as a SQA engineer, technical writer and technical trainer. He regularly contributes presentations and articles for various industry events and publications. He holds a Masters of Computer Science from the University of New Haven and a BA in English Literature from CCSU.

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Marco Meoni

Appeon MVP, marcomeoni.com

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Ph.D in Computer Science. Appeon MVP and PowerServer enthusiast since the early days. Lead Appeon expert in dozens of worldwide migration projects to Web and Mobile architectures. Invited speaker at Elevate conferences and national User Groups. Taught PowerBuilder and Appeon development techniques to hundreds of developers. Pioneered the field of interactive Grid computing at CERN, publishing several scientific articles. Broad knowledge in Big Data programming frameworks and predictive models using Machine Learning.

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Zulkifli Machmur

Freelance, Freelance

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Indonesian Senior PowerBuilder Developer with more than 15 years of experience which familiar in day to day with SQLAnywhere, Adaptive Server Enterprise, PowerDesigner, SAP Sybase IQ, Replication Server, Appeon and many other tools for various business requirement. Always involved in Managing software project and interested in software application design especially the user interface part. With ability using productivity tools like CorelDraw, Photoshop, Office, ISpring Suite and many more. Capable to work as leader or team member with aim to make job well done in time manner.

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Ronnie Po

Developer, Morpheon

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Ronnie Po is the founder and principal of Morpheon Corporation d/b/a ChartBase Medical Systems, an independent consulting and software development company in Pasadena, California. He is a long-time PowerBuilder and SQL developer specializing in custom line-of-business applications. He received a Laureate Medal in Innovation by IDG’s 2012 Computerworld Honors Program for his work on ChartBase, a specialty medical application developed using PowerBuilder and SQL Anywhere. At the 2011 SAP Tech Ed/Sybase TechWave conference in Las Vegas, his demonstration of an image-mapped query tool was selected as one of seven finalists from a field of over one hundred entries at the annual Demo Jam event, ultimately placing second. In recent years has worked closely with Appeon in testing and showcasing the PowerBuilder and PowerServer products.

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Kevin Ridley

Managing Partner, Aomega Solutions LLC

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Kevin is a 2018/2019 PowerBuilder MVP with 25+ years of experience from version 3 through current 2019 R2. Kevin has written for the PowerBuilder Developer's Journal and first presented at Techwave for Sybase in the early 2000's and most recently for Appeon at Elevate 2018 and 2019. Kevin specializes in web service integration and does contract and freelance work as well.

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Miller Rhodes

Senior Powerbuilder Architect, Intertech Consulting, Inc.

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Miller Rhodes is a Senior Powerbuilder Architect working with Intertech Consulting, Inc. He has been working with Powerbuilder for 28 years. He got his first experience with Powerbuilder 2.0 Beta and is currently working with PB 2019 R2. Significant project experiences include working with Appeon’s PowerServer product from 2010 to 2012 and again in early 2019. Miller has worked with the Powerbuilder foundation class consistently since 1999. Some other career highlights include : 1. Worked with a small paper products manufacturer to migrate their business application from Powerbuilder version 3.0 to Powerbuilder 2019 R2. 2. Worked with the procurement services provider for a large petroleum company to migrate their C code based middle tier to a C# based middle tier using SnapDevelop. 3. Worked with an international freight forwarding and logistics company to deploy a large Powerbuilder 2019 application to the web using PowerServer.

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Alex Riofrio

Product Manager, Dora SIstemas

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Product Manager Appeon Latam at DORA Sistemas. 18 years of experience PowerBuilder (Sybase PowerBuilder Certified). 15 years of experience in PowerServer. 15 years of experiences in Data Management Solutions.

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Thomas Rolseth

Senior Developer, Intertech

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Senior Developer with Intertech since 2017 working on EAServer migrations, PowerBuilder migrations and C# work with SnapDevelop. Experienced PowerBuilder developer since version 4.0 working on custom client/server applications in the nonprofit space along with web applications using a combination of PB/ASP/EAServer from 1995 to 2016.




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Filiberto Sosa has been using PowerBuilder since PBv3 and for 25 years, his company Sizes and Colors has developed an ERP System for chain of Shoe Stores. Today, more than 3,000 stores in Mexico and Latin America use Sizes and Colors for their daily operations. In the year 2017, he created a new company called DORA SISTEMAS which represents Appeon in Latin America. He travels constantly to countries in that region as Evangelist of PowerBuilder, PowerServer and SnapDevelop.

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John Strano

Principal, Pendocon Development

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John Strano has been using PowerBuilder since 1991 and has authored articles for multiple industry periodicals. John has been a certified instructor of PowerBuilder and has presented development tools on an international basis since 1997. Over the last 29 years John has developed a variety of applications scaling up to enterprise-class, Web-based projects. He has been a Sybase Technology Evangelist and was a charter member of TeamPowersoft/TeamSybase.

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Mike Searer

Consultant, SBT

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Mike has worked in software development, technical consulting, business consulting, software sales, business management. After graduating, Mike’s career took a series of turns that began with developing a loan processing system and then with starting a software consulting company. The universe, apparently in cahoots with his father, eventually led Mike to specialize in developing add-ons for an ERP/accounting application.

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