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Given the success of Elevate 2018 and the high ratings from attendees on the conference venue, we have decided to host Elevate 2019 at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia again. Come and join us at Elevate 2019 to experience:

Insightful Keynotes Understand the latest technology strategy and roadmap for PowerBuilder.
New Features Learn how to use the new features of PowerBuilder 2019 (receive a 6-month subscription * to PowerBuilder 2019 Universal Edition).

Technical Sessions Walk away with 60+ hours of technical training and knowledge.

One-on-One Meetings Engage in a one-on-one meeting with the Appeon technical or business team.

Networking Network with other developers, community leaders, and reference customers.

* Valid from October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020
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Agenda at a Glance

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Conference Hotel

Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill hotel is moments away from the Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center and Penn's Landing. Enjoy the convenience the hotel brings to you and take in all Elevate 2019 has to offer.
Book your room with our special discount rate as soon as possible.

Presenters

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Armeen Mazda

Appeon CEO

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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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John Qi

Appeon CTO

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John Qi is the co-founder and CTO of Appeon, driving the technology strategy and design for Appeon products and overseeing product engineering. John has contributed major innovations, from creating the first Web DataWindow that faithfully replicated most PowerBuilder features to pioneering a .NET ORM that requires even less coding than PowerBuilder. Prior to joining Appeon, John served as Project Manager for a subsidiary of China Merchant’s Group, leading large ERP projects and serving large clients in China, including the port of Shenzhen and Hitachi’s elevator division.

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Julie Jiang

Appeon Product Manager

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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 Technical Evangelist

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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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Bruce Armstrong

Development Team Lead, Integrated Data Services

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Bruce Armstrong is a development lead with Integrated Data Services (IDS). Prior to joining IDS 14 years ago, he was an independent consultant for 15 years doing PowerBuilder development for companies such as Rockwell, Hughes, Boeing, Western Asset Management, Investment Technology Group and Johnson & Johnson. He has been using PowerBuilder since version 1.0.B. He was a charter member of TeamSybase (formerly TeamPS), a PowerBuilder MVP, an SAP Mentor and now and Appeon MVP. He was a contributing author to SYS-CON's PowerBuilder 4.0 Secrets of the Masters and the editor of SAMs' PowerBuilder 9: Advanced Client/Server Development. He has contributed numerous articles to the PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (PBDJ) and the ISUG Tech Journal. He served as the editor-in-chief of PBDJ from 2004 to 2013 and served for a while as a technical editor for the ISUG Tech Journal. He has done sessions on PowerBuilder at most TechWaves, SAP TechEd and Appeon Elevate conferences since 2004, at local user group meetings in Columbia, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, England, Italy and France and numerous webcasts.

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Marco Meoni

Appeon Engineer, SoftPI

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Marco Meoni is a PowerBuilder developer enthusiast since 1995 and Appeon-certified since 2010, he has been working with Appeon since the earliest releases though. He is one of the most experienced Appeon developers worldwide, with profound knowledge from several major Appeon migration projects coordinated by SAP, Appeon, Novalys and SPI. He is invited speaker at the annual PB World Tour events and PB User Groups across Europe. He has taught PowerBuilder and Appeon development techniques to hundreds of developers worldwide. He also fuels his passion for research in Computer Science with advanced education in distributed software systems. He has pioneered the field of interactive Grid computing, publishing several scientific articles and developing many years of experience in solutions for Grid computing on the WLCG. He has broad knowledge of Big Data Map-Reduce programming frameworks and model prediction using Machine Learning techniques.

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Filiberto Sosa

CEO, Sizes and Colors

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Filiberto Sosa is a PowerBuilder Developer since PBv4. He migrated his applications to the Web with Appeon Web (Now PowerServer) since the year 2008 and today thousands of companies use his ERP Software.

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Torsten Matschull

Head of Software Development, CTS EVENTIM

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Torsten Matschull has been responsible for EVENTIM.Inhouse for 25 years. After graduating from the Universities of Passau and Oldenburg, Germany, in 1993, he started as a developer for the ticketing system that is today known as EVENTIM.Inhouse. He is a professional user of the Power Builder IDE and together with his team of 27 developers he produces a complex application used by 400 organizations in 12 countries.

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