HP-UX Boot Camp 2016
Santosh Abraham
HP-UX Kernel Architect
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Santosh Abraham is an HP-UX kernel architect with memory management, process management and kernel performance being his main focus areas. For the last 20 years he has worked as a programmer on several flavors of Unix, the last 13 years of which have been spent in designing various features of HP-UX.
Sridhar Bandi
Technical Expert
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Sridhar Bandi in a technical consultant with the HP-UX security team. He has over 16 years of industry experience on various HP-UX and Linux Security products. He had worked on HP-UX security suite of products, Protecting Data, Protecting Identities and Protecting Systems spanning across kernel, application and protocol level. He also possess knowledge of compliance regulations such as PCI and CIS; and worked on container technology.
Leo Demers
HP-UX Planner Architect
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Leo Demers is an HP Mission Critical Product Manager responsible for the Operating environments on the scale up X86 server SuperDome X. Leo has a long history in the mission critical space product managing VAX, Alpha and Integrity servers solutions running HP-UX and OpenVMS. For a long time he had a small sign on his cube on ZKO3-4 with the numbers 7: 3 : 1 that stood for 7 COE’s : 3 Companies : 1 Desk!
Bill Hassell
Senior Technical Consultant
Service IT Direct
Bill Hassell is a senior technical consultant for Service IT Direct. Previously, he worked for HP in various hardware and software support roles including the HP Response Center, specializing in HP-UX software. Bill was with HP for more than 20 years and is a frequent contributor to The Connect Magazine. He is a frequent speaker at HP-UX interest groups throughout the United States, giving seminars covering system administration and best practices.
Joe Kilcullen
Datacenter Remarketing Consultant
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
An employee of Hewlett-Packard for over 12 years with a concentration around Enterprise Server solutions and various storage offerings. Designing solutions for existing customer environments to leverage their current HP hardware investment, extend the life of that investment and to maximize customer options for their IT environment.
Ravindra Kini
Senior System Software Engineer
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Ravindra Kini is part of the Operating Systems Technology Lab. His major expertize is on File System and Data Management. He has been working in the area of Storage Management for over 10 years. He has been involved in conceptualization, design and delivery of various customer focused file system features. His primary responsibility is to deliver Enterprise Class File System on HP-UX with best-in class quality. Ravi is passionate about understanding customer voices in the area of data management and help them overcome their data management problems with new features in File systems.
Jeff Kyle
Director, HPE MCS Product Management
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Jeff is a 25 year technology industry veteran with experience in hardware and software engineering, customer sales and support, business planning and product management and marketing, including the last 15 years with Hewlett-Packard. Jeff leads the hardware and software product planning and management teams for HP Servers focused on delivering the mission critical server and software portfolio. In his time with HP, Jeff has served in engineering and marketing roles across Enterprise Servers, Storage, and Networking. He has delivered high availability software solutions on HP-UX and Integrity Server, NonStop Solutions, Industry Standard Servers and led the development of scalable, mission critical x86 servers.
Wayne Specht
Technical Marketing Engineer
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Wayne has 29 years experience in the IT industry. Currently a Technical Marketing Engineer in the HP Technical Marketing organization. Prior to HP he was a Systems Engineer for 3PAR. Prior to that he held positions as a Pre-Sales System Engineer with Quantum and with Insight as a member of the High Performance Storage and Server National Team. Prior to this, Wayne was on the customer side where held positions as a System Architect and Engineer with ABN-AMRO bank and CNA insurance.
David Totsch
Senior UNIX Engineer
Gates Corporation
Because he enjoys showing others how to manage their HP-UX systems, David was easily enticed away from his daily duties as a Senior UNIX Engineer at Gates Corporation, where he handles all HP-UX tasks and dabbles in Linux. David will be returning to his roots since he traces the start of being on the speaking circuit to a regional user group in Chicago area. Between then and now, he has authored magazine articles and columns, regaled audiences about HP-UX capabilities, and guided countless HP-UX system administrators. He also spent over a decade at HP delivering Technical On-line Seminars and Group Operational Reviews in-between creating Serviceguard clusters, analyzing HP-UX performance, auditing high availability configurations, and proselyting HP-UX system administration best practices.
Balaji Venkatraman
Serviceguard Expert
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Balaji Venkatraman (Balaji) is a "High Availability" and "Disaster Recovery" solutions expert. He specializes in designing solutions using HPE Serviceguard and HPE’s Integrity and Proliant platforms including virtualized mission critical infrastructure. He leads the Serviceguard HA ATC team championing HPE Serviceguard clustering technologies with HPE field teams and customers. Balaji has been with HPE and Serviceguard since 2010 designing and developing core product features.
Patrick Wallek
Critical Systems Software Engineer
Service IT Direct
Patrick joined Service IT Direct as a Critical Systems Software Engineer with the primary responsibility of supporting the HP-UX operating system for Service IT Direct customers. He joined Service IT Direct in 2011 bringing with him over 23 years of impressive experience in the IT Field. Patrick was first exposed to HP-UX in 1992 and started working as an HP-UX Systems Administrator in 1998. He is very well versed in HP-UX versions 10.20, 11.0, 11.11 (11i v1), 11.23 (11i v2) and 11.31 (11i v3) and its accompanying software such as LVM, Service Guard, nPars, vPars, DNS, NFS, NTP, etc. Patrick is a frequent contributor to the HP Enterprise Business Community Forums (formerly the ITRC Forums) and is currently ranked 6th in the forums as a whole and 4th in the HP-UX category.