Elevate Your Apps, Skills, and Contacts

The two-day online conference concluded successfully, and special thanks to Appeon MVPs and community presenters for all the great tech sessions! All the tech session replays are available now, and free online registration is required to watch.

Video Streaming Center

The conference kicked off with a keynote from Armeen Mazda, and a sneak peek of PowerBuilder 2022 R2.
You will learn about Appeon's plans to revamp PowerBuilder and hear practical experiences from real-life customers.
Go to the Streaming Center to watch all the replays on demand!

Technical Sessions

This year’s technical sessions, contributed by Appeon MVPs and community presenters, offer practical technical knowledge from real-life developers that cover a broad range of topics.

Learn how to leverage existing PowerScript features to improve UI/UX, development productivity, and application security.
Learn from real-life customers how they make the PowerBuilder apps internet accessible and expand them with PowerServer & .NET DataStore.
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Armeen Mazda

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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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.

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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 President of Intertech Consulting, Inc., Appeon’s North American Consulting Partner. Intertech was previously a PowerSoft Partner and partnered with SAP and Sybase for over 25 years. Don has 32 years of PowerBuilder experience and 39 years of industry and consulting experience. He holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from Rice University, where he taught various courses at the Rice University Jones Graduate School of Management for nine years while 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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Filiberto Sosa


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Filiberto Sosa has been working on an ERP Software for chains of Shoe Stores for 28 years. The software started as a C/S application with PowerBuilder and was migrated to the web using Appeon and SQL Server in 2008. After 14 years of working with PowerServer Web and SQLServer 2012, we are migrating the whole application to PowerServer 2022 with SQLServer 2022 and Windows Server 2022.

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Marco Meoni

Appeon MVP, softpi.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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Gian Luca De Bonis

CEO/CTO, Enable Development OÜ

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

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