IIUG Board of Directors – 2015-2016

The operation of the International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is managed and directed by a President and Board of Directors. The current members of the IIUG Board of Directors are:

 

 


Tom Beebe
Washington, D.C., USA

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Tom splits his time between being a DBA, sysadmin, and developer, the vast majority against Informix. Currently, he is the vice president of the Washington Area Informix User Group (WAIUG).

Tom has been an avid Informix user for well over a decade. Splitting his development time between the old and the new much of his time is writing shell scripts, awk, sed and perl, however the rest of the time it is PHP, HTML5, css, jQuery and other web focused bits. He self identifies as an Informix evangelist, spreading the word about the most powerful and flexible database he has ever worked with.

Tom is an IBM Information Champion.


Gary Ben-Israel
Jerusalem, Israel

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Gary Ben-Israel has been working with Informix products since 1993 as a database administrator, database designer, application architect and application developer. Over the past 14 years, Gary has used 4GL, C and Java. Gary has been working with Informix Online 5, IDS 7, 9 and 10 and is on the closed Beta program for IDS 11. As a board member he served as editor of the IIUG Insider, took part in conference planning committees and is now in charge of the IIUG membership.

IIUG Insider Profile – 01 April 2004
Gary is an IBM Information Champion since 2010.


Miguel Carbone
Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Miguel Carbone “MC” has been involved with Informix technology since 1995. He started his professional career as a software engineer developing C/C++ solutions using Informix. He is president and principal consultant of MC Software, an IBM-Informix Consulting, Training, Translator and Tools Partner specializing in software development, data warehouse development, database design, performance tuning, high availability and Informix training and support.

Currently, Miguel specializes in developing creative, critical and strategic solutions to increase business performance, minimizing costs, providing his expertise to large-scale OLTP, web based and data warehouse systems requiring optimal speed, performance, and precision, developing and deploying critical nonstop solutions and environments.

Miguel is also the founder and president of the Brazilian Informix Users Group – BRIUG, a young but enthusiastic group, and has been serving on the IIUG Board of Directors since 2009.

Miguel “MC” is one of the most experienced Software Architects and IT Specialists in Brazil, leading a MC Software team, one of the most recognized technical teams, who develops unique and creative solutions. Miguel “MC” doesn’t have customers, “MC” has references. “Everything MC does, MC does with passion.”

Miguel is building the first Informix center of excellence in Brazil, to maximize the quality of the solutions developed using Informix technology.


Chetan Chaturvedi
IBM Representative

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Art Kagel
East Brunswick, New Jersey USA

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Art Kagel has been working with Informix database and development products almost since the beginning. He is a frequent contributor to the IIUG Forums and the CDI Usenet group and a popular presenter at conferences. Art is founder and President of ASK Database Management working as a Principle Consultant providing services to IBM Informix users around the world. He is also a former winner of the IIUG Directors Award for his outstanding contributions to the Informix Community and an eight time IBM Champion for Information Management.


Cindy Lichtenauer
Lenexa, KS USA

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Cindy Lichtenauer has been working with Informix products since 1989. Twelve of those years were spent at the Informix Lenexa Kansas office, as a Systems Engineer.

Cindy continually works to spread the word about the Informix product line, to provide knowledge to Informix users and to influence the future and direction of Informix products. Cindy is an advocate of local user groups and is on the board of the Kansas City Informix User’s Group.


Stuart Litel
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
President – IIUG

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Stuart Litel is an IT professional with eighteen years experience working with Informix products. His early days with Informix products included beta testing Informix 4GL and Informix SQL versions 1 as well as the first versions of Informix Rapid Development System and Turbo (now known as On-Line). He is one of the country’s longest time users and developers of Informix products, and considered an authority and vast resource of Informix database knowledge.

Stuart is also the founder of the New England Informix User Group and remains a very active participant as the group’s leader today. Some noteworthy activities within the Informix user community include his technical contributions to various books published on Informix products as well as to the Informix Certification Exams administered by Informix Corporation.

Stuart’s professional work experience includes positions as Analyst, Developer, Data Base Administrator, and Project Manager. His knowledge spans the Informix product line and includes the various database engines as well as development tools. He has been a freelance Informix Consultant for more than ten years, providing his expertise to large-scale OLTP, web based and data warehouse systems requiring optimal speed, performance, and precision.

IIUG Insider Profile – 26 November 2002


Vicente Salvador
Barcelona, Spain

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Vicente has been working with Informix since 1988 when he started developing solutions with Informix 4GL.

He is a recognized Informix consultant and specialist in Spain and Latin-America. Currently, he is the president of the Spanish Informix User Group where he provides Informix knowledge in their blogs.

He’s a fan of Informix Technology and has a deep experience on IWA, Grid and replication technologies. He has developed a native IWA OLAP engine based on XML/A datamart definition, as well as a Java Framework for Informix Cloud applications. He has also been appointed as the architect of a Framework for developing Android mobile applications interacting with Informix servers.

His current job position, as Software Engineer, Informix Consultant and Project Manager, allows him to have precious knowledge on how Informix brings value to Project managers, technicians and most important, customers.


Kate Tomchik
Pont l’Abbé, France

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Kate has been working with Informix databases in Atlanta, Georgia USA at The Home Depot (THD) since 1995. She has also worked with DB2 LUW, MS SqlServer, Progress, Ingres and MySQL. Prior to THD, she used Ingres and Informix as both a 4GL developer, Data Modeler, and DBA. She has been a member of the South-East Informix User Group (SEIUG) since 1995, and was president of SEIUG for the three years prior to being elected to the Board in 2004. In 2007, Kate became the IT Architect specializing in Informix at THD. Kate has been chosen as an IBM Information Champion since 2009. Kate is certified in Data Modeling, 4GL, and Informix database version 7, 9, 10, 11, 11.70 and 12.


Eric Vercelletto
Pont l’Abbé, France

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Eric (aka .Mr benchmark.) uses Informix products since 1986. After developing healthcare solutions based on Informix Online and 4GL, he joined the French then Portuguese technical teams of Informix Software. He has been a technical support, trainer and founding member
of the Paris and Lisbon consultancy teams, handling premium and strategic Informix accounts for about 11 years.

After a few years spent other technologies including software testing , he decided to come back to the Informix Universe in 2010 creating his own consultancy company. His daily life involves technical issues management and resolution, application and DBMS architecture
and optimization, DBA’s and developers training, technical knowledge transfer and customer advocacy.

Since he co-authored the “Informix 4GL advanced programming” Informix training manual and co-developed the first Informix certification exams in the Paris office (1992), he still is a heavy writer about the Informix world, running different blogs, and also actively
participating in technical forums. He is an IBM Champion since 2013.

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