Unigroup's February 2011 Meeting Announcement

HP Unix and Hardware Briefing:
  1. BCS Roadmap (Integrity i2, SD2, DL980)
  2. HP/UX v3 Roadmap/Update
  3. HP/UX Comparison to Oracle/Sun Solaris

Members of the HP BCS Competitive Solutions Team:
Billy Garcia,
Tariq Khan,
John Kuhr.

from Hewlett Packard.

Thursday, 17-FEB-2011      (** 3rd Thursday **)

The Cooper Union
School of Engineering   (*** NEW BUILDING ***)
41 Cooper Square    (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City, 10003
Meeting Room: LL101_CS   (LL=LowerLevel, Note: Room Changes Month-to-Month)
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6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

Please see the Fee Schedule below.


Unigroup is pleased to announce our February 2011 meeting on HP Unix and Hardware Briefing. Instead of making a Field Trip over to HP, HP is instead coming to Unigroup @ The Cooper Union. We will still treat this meeting in the spirit of the Unigroup Field Trip, meaning that the vendor will be presenting topics in a vendor-specific and product-specific manner, rather than giving us a vendor-neutral technology talk.


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      The Cooper Union  (http://www.cooper.edu)
      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
      41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City, 10003
      Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room May Change Month-to-Month)

   Located on the East side of Cooper Square.  Look for the
   new building with the non-traditional appearance.
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   Nearest mass transit stations are:
     '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
                   then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
     'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
                   then 1 block South.
     '4/5/6/R/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East.
     'B/D/F/V'     to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East.

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Topic: HP Unix and Hardware Briefing:

  1. BCS Roadmap (Integrity i2, SD2, DL980)
  2. HP/UX v3 Roadmap/Update
  3. HP/UX Comparison to Oracle/Sun Solaris

Introduction & Description of Talk:

Three Technical Presentations.

HP Unigroup Presentation Slides:

  1. HP_CI_Overview (PDF)
  2. HP_BCS_Technology_Update (PDF)
  3. HP_HPUX11i_Update (PDF)

Outline of Talk:


References & Web Resources:

   HP Products and Services:



Billy Garcia:

Billy Garcia has been employed at Hewlett-Packard since November, 1993 and has served in many job functions during this time. Some of his previous experience with HP include: Medical CE, BCS Systems CE, BCS Hardware Support Specialist, and Network & Systems Administrator for the PTAC (Partner Technology Center) in Paramus, NJ.

Billy is now serving as Pre-Sales SA and a charter member of the newly formed BCS competitive sales team, reporting to Gene Ng. He is also serves as a Blades Ambassador and Network Ambassador and is active in helping to educate fellow SA's, Sales Reps, HP Partners and customers on HP technology.

Billy has hands on expertise in HP-UX, Windows & Linux as well as being an avid Linux enthusiast. Billy also holds a Master's of Science Degree in Internet & Network Security from the New York Institute of Technology.

Billy is a US Army Veteran who served in the Mechanized Infantry Division.

Tariq Kahn:

Tariq Kahn has over 20 years of experience in consulting and pre-sales roles which involved solution and enterprise architecture, business development and consulting. Tariq joined the BCS Competitive Solution Architecture team in June 2010 to support expanding HP's business in new accounts. Tariq is a member of the Americas Cloud SWAT team and the Americas Application Transformation team. He is also a member of the HPIT SWAT team for the past 4 years and has presented the HPIT Transformation story to over 50 customers.

Prior to joining BCS, Tariq was a Master Architect with HP's Data Center Transformation practice where he led various projects addressing solution areas such as data center transformation, server consolidation, enterprise architecture, application & systems architecture and IT service management. Tariq has published numerous technical papers, webcasts, podcasts and case studies. He has also spoken at various HP and Industry events.

John Kuhr:

John Kuhr is a Solutions Architect with the BCS East Competitive Team and is based in New York supporting the Integrity and HP-UX product portfolio. John joined HP in 2010.

Prior to joining HP, John was with Sun Microsystems as a Sr. Technical Specialist supporting high-end Solaris SPARC hardware platforms (E25K, M-Series) in both a pre-sales and hands-on implementation professional services role covering the US east coast.

Prior to joining Sun, John was with Bell Atlantic (Verizon) as a Sr. Technical Staff Member working in the area of mainframe and Unix performance and systems management. Prior to Bell Atlantic, John was with IBM Corp. where he worked in a variety of positions in systems programming and engineering (MVS and AIX) at IBM's Poughkeepsie, New York lab.

John attended Baruch College - City University of New York.


For information about HP, visit: http://www.hp.com


Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.

We have some Solaris Related CD-ROMs from our friends at the local NYC Sun Microsystems Office.


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Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

HP sponsored the food service for this meeting. Thanks HP!

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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