Spring 2017 Chairman's Chat

Spring 2017 is here and this year BITUG is proud to be hosting the European NonStop Summit (eBITUG) in London on 9th and 10th May. The last time BITUG hosted a NonStop event as big as this was 10 years ago in Brighton, this time we are in central London and you are all cordially invited to attend. A lot of planning has taken place and discussions with other user groups and sponsors world-wide over the last couple of years to bring you this major event, the largest in Europe this year.

As you will see in newsletters and on our web pages, one of our keynote speakers will be Jimmy Treybig, the founder of Tandem Computers. Don’t expect him to spend the whole time reminiscing, though. He will also be looking forward the same way he did in the 1970s when he started Tandem Computers and saw a gap in the market. We have a packed agenda, so much so, that we have had to assign more tracks than originally anticipated, the response for speaker sessions has been exceptional and there is a real buzz around the up and coming changes in NonStop technology.   

We have the whole of the first floor of the DoubleTree Hilton so there will be places where you can sit down and have a quite chat and other areas where you can be in the centre of networking area and vendors, and be the first to see and hear the latest NonStop updates.

We have two evening events: one on Monday the 8th May and one on Tuesday 9th May. Both of these will give you a great opportunity to network with worldwide representatives from HPE Senior Management, our vendor partners and other NonStop users. Read on for more details on what he have planned for this Summit meeting, this is definitely not one not to miss!

I am looking forward to seeing you in May, and don’t forget that the early Bird registration offer is only for those who book early. So register now for this premier event, numbers are limited. For all the latest updates on this event, including registration, agenda, sponsors and evening events, go to the eBITUG web page.

Neil Barnes
NonStop Management, Lloyds Banking Group
2017 BITUG Chairman