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Connect Chapters

Connect recognizes our Chapters as a critical component to our global community. Chapters provide our members with the opportunity to meet face-to-face, network and discuss important industry topics on a local level. Find a Chapter Event near you!

 

Resources for Forming New Chapters

If you are interested in starting a new Connect Chapter please provide some information using this short form or contact us directly. You may also reference the documents below to assist you with your new chapter launch.

Connect Chapter Launch Guide
Connect Chapter Affiliation Agreement

 

 
 

North America

 
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Arizona - CACTUS

Welcome to the Arizona Cactus Chapter of Connect. This Chapter meets within the Phoenix metro area, but all Arizonans are welcome. Our goal is to provide neighborhood education and networking opportunities for users of HPE enterprise technologies. 

Chapter Leader: Open (please contact us if you are interested in leading this chapter)

 
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Arizona - DUST

The DUST (Desert Users of Tandem) has been around since 1986.  We are located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and have Users from the Phoenix metropolitan area along with HPE and vendors from all over the world.  We formed to meet other Tandem Users and exchange ideas and have discussions with Tandem (HP).  We grew to include Vendors and now have a well-rounded group.  All of the people who attend the DUST meetings are considered Tandem (NonStop) Users and can share, gain, and pass along information.  We welcome all who are interested in the NonStop systems.

Chapter Leader: Kathy Wood
Upcoming Meetings: March 18, 2019

 
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Atlanta - ATUG

ATUG (Atlanta Tandem User Group) was originally established in the 80’s and is now reformed with new purpose. We are located in Atlanta, GA and have the support of the local HPE team and strong Partners. ATUG is comprised of members from HPE, Partners, Users and Vendors from around the world. We formed to meet others, exchange ideas, and learn from others experiences and together. These are exciting times and we have a well-rounded group of attendees. ATUG meeting attendees are considered HPE NonStop Users and anyone with interest in the NonStop platform.

Chapter Leader: Casey Krasner
Upcoming Meetings: September 19, 2018

 
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Canada - CTUG

For over 30 years CTUG, the Canadian Tandem Users Group, has been dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, the exchange of ideas, and providing an independent conduit between the NonStop community in Canada and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. CTUG was founded as a non-profit organization with a local volunteer executive board.

As one of the initial Regional Users Groups affiliated with the International Tandem Users Group (ITUG), CTUG has a successful history of serving its members as a facilitator between NonStop users, HPE Partners, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.

Chapter Leader: Dave Harper
Chapter Website
Upcoming Events: September 26, 2018 - Annual Meeting
                               September 27, 2018 - Education Day

 
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Chicago - CARTS

The Chicago Area Real Time Society (CARTS) is a chapter of Connect.  Formed in 1971 as a Local User Group of DECUS (Digital Equipment Computer Users Society), CARTS has operated continuously since its inception. Although the name of the group has never changed over the years, the interests of the group have expanded considerably beyond it initial focus of real time computing.  The group typically meets regularly for the purpose of providing a local forum for knowledge exchange and learning about HP business technologies as well as helping its members build professional peer relationships.

Chapter Leader: James Jelke

 
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Connect Carolinas

Our goal is to provide local education and networking opportunities for users of HPE enterprise technologies. While we are located in the Carolinas we welcome people to join from any location in the world.  We are currently in the process of building chapter membership. Look for a meeting or event in the near future!  My own focus has been OpenVMS for the last 30+ years and this Chapter will probably have a certain leaning in that direction. BUT, we welcome all HPE users and customers.

Chapter Leader: Bill Pedersen

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Connect Florida - SUNTUG

While our members are mainly users of HPE NonStop, we welcome all HPE technology users/practitioners to join our group. We have scheduled chapter meetings and hold an annual SunTUG Summit. Please visit often for an update on events, photos and information specific to our local community.

Chapter Leader: Pat Hill
Upcoming Meetings: March 2, 2018

 
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Connect Mid-Atlantic - MATUG

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MATUG) is open to any NonStop customer, partner, user, consultant, or interested party. Members usually are from the following states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia. We provide our members with the opportunity to participate in quality educational sessions and networking.

Chapter Leader: Susan Loeliger

 
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Midwest Region - MRTUG

The Midwest Region Chapter (MRTUG) is open to NonStop customers in the Chicagoland region. We provide our members with the opportunity to participate in quality educational sessions and networking. Join us for fun, prizes and food!

Chapter Leader: John Sesolak

 
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Minnesota Chapter - MUG (Minnesota User Group)

The Minnesota Chapter of Connect (MUG) typically meets near the Falcon Heights area, but all Minnesotans are welcome to attend our chapter meetings. Our goal is to provide neighborhood education and networking opportunities for users of HPE enterprise technologies. 

Chapter Leader: Jill Bourman
Upcoming Events: MUG Tech Day, February 13, 2018

 
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Mexico City - MEXTUG

Bienvenidos a la Ciudad de México (MEXTUG) NonStop grupo enfocado capítulo. Como un nuevo capítulo de Connect, animamos a la gente a inscribirse como miembros y unirse a nuestro grupo. Por favor, busque más información para ser enviado a este grupo en un futuro muy próximo.

Chapter Leader: Edgar Veloz

 
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New England - NENUG

NENUG serves New England, and also welcomes Tandem users from all over the northeast region. We are focused on organizing great (and educational) community events, and hope you can make it to the next meeting!

Chapter Leader: Gabrielle Guerrera
Upcoming Events: May 21, 2018

 
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New York / New Jersey - NYTUG

Welcome to the New York Chapter of Connect! The former ITUG and Encompass Chapters in New York City have joined forces to provide comprehensive education and networking opportunities to HPE users in the area. Our goal is to provide neighborhood education and networking opportunities for users of HPE enterprise technologies.

Chapter Leader: Gabrielle Guerrera
Upcoming Events: May 23, 2018

 
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North Texas and Oklahoma - N2TUG

Welcome to the Connect North Texas/Oklahoma Chapter. We are here to provide you on a local level with the latest in NonStop education.

Chapter Leader: Bill Honaker
Upcoming Events: June 7, 2018

 
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Northern Nevada

The Northern Nevada chapter is open to Hewlett Packard Enterprise customers in Nevada. We provide our members with the opportunity to participate in quality educational sessions and networking. Join us for fun, prizes and food!

Chapter Leader: Steve Davidek

 
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Ohio - OTUG

The Ohio Chapter (OTUG) is open to NonStop customers in the Ohio region. We provide our members with the opportunity to participate in quality educational sessions and networking. Our goal is to provide neighborhood education and networking opportunities for users of HPE enterprise technologies.

Chapter Leader: Steve Barker

 
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Pacific Northwest / Seattle - PNUTS

The Pacific Northwest Chapter is comprised of NonStop users in the Connect Community that are interested in enhancing their professional development through attendance at chapter meetings and networking. Join us for fun, food, prizes, and the latest and greatest on HPE technologies that matter most to you!

Chapter Leader: Bill Muckerheide

 
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Rocky Mountains - RMTUG

The Rocky Mountain Chapter is comprised of NonStop users in the Connect Community that are interested in enhancing their professional development through attendance chapter meetings and through networking. The chapter offers several formal and informal gatherings each year where members have an opportunity to explore and learn about new ideas, systems, and technology. Best of all, members get the opportunity to meet fellow professionals who may become friends, advisors, or that crucial business contact.

Chapter Leader: Open (please contact us if you are interested in leading this chapter)

 
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Southern California - SCTUG

SCTUG is an educational and networking group for users of HPE Nonstop products throughout the Southern California region. Through face to face events, SCTUG provides its members with the latest information and networking time with their peers and vendors in the community. We welcome all interested parties and hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Chapter Leader: Navid Khodayari

Upcoming Events: April 19, 2018 

 
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Washington, DC - ESILUG

ESILUG, the Enterprise Server Integration Local User Group, is the Connect local chapter in the Washington D.C. area.

Chapter Leader: Open (please contact us if you are interested in leading this chapter)

 

South America

 
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Latin America - LATUG

NEW!  LATUG was formed in late 2017 to serve Hewlett Packard Enterprise users in Latin America. We are looking forward to our first official chapter meeting in 2018!

Chapter Leader: Gustavo Martinez
Upcoming Events: 2018 TBA

 
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Connect Venezuela

Es una organización sin fines de lucro producto de la evolución de DECUS-Venezuela y orientada a: Promover el intercambio de información y experiencias entre todas las personas e instituciones clientes o usuarios de Hewlett Packard Enterprise Venezuela, C.C.A., Sobre sus productos y servicios de Tecnologías de información.  Canalizar los intereses mutuos de Hewlett Packard Enterprise Venezuela, C.C.A. y sus Clientes o Usuarios en un ambiente complementario, diferente a la normal relación de negocios Cliente/Proveedor.

Chapter Leader: Romelio Carrasquel, Jr.

 

EMEA

 
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Connect Germany - GTUG

GTUG is part of CONNECT Deutschland e.V. - Your Independent Hewlett Packard Enterprise Technology User Community, serving members primarily in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, withsome participation from other Central and Eastern European countries. Established in 1980, GTUG currently has 70 members. Its mission is to provide a gathering point for users of Hewlett Packard Enterprise NonStop Servers to learn about new technologies, evaluate HPE and  Alliance product offerings, and share experiences. 

Some 150 users are frequently invited to regional conferences as well as to receiving conference documentation and yearly reports.  GTUG enjoys strong support from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The regional liaisons are very helpful in selecting speakers for meetings.

Chapter Chairman: Dr. Heinz-Hermann Adam
Upcoming Events: European NonStop HotSpot 2018 - May 14-16, 2018

 
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British Isles - BITUG

BITUG is a volunteer run, non-profit making organisation. It is run by its members, for the benefit of its members. Founded in 1984, BITUG is the largest Tandem (now HPE NonStop) User Group outside of the USA. We are one of the most active of the world's NonStop user groups. Membership is open to all users of the Tandem / Himalaya / HPE NonStop range of systems in the British Isles. BITUG is an affiliated member group of Connect (formerly ITUG) - the International Tandem user group. We are proud of the fact that we maintain complete independence from HPE (Tandem) whilst continuing a close working relationship.

BITUG is run by an annually elected committee drawn from membership.  Each year we try to hold at least two one-day special interest group meetings (SIGs) covering various technical issues. We also hold two education days per year.

Chapter Leadership: View Officers
Upcoming Events: BITUG BIG SIG 2018 - May 9, 2018
                               BITUG BIG SIG Education Day - May 2018 (TBA)

 
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HP-Connect Sweden

HP-Connect Sweden is an ideal and independent association that promotes the exchange of experience between HP product users, representing its members in international user groups, and safeguarding members' interests towards HPE.  Membership is open to anyone who is related to HPE products.

Chapter Leader: David Brinnen
Upcoming Events: HP-Connect Sweden VMS SIG & Annual Meeting - April 23-24, 2018

 

 
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Ireland - Interex

HP-Interex Ireland is a community of IT professionals who work in the "enterprise" area and who deliver information technology solutions for complex computing environments using equipment and services primarily supplied by HP.

 

 
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Netherlands - Interexperience

Interexperience is the independent Hewlett Packard Enterprise user association. We are one joint spokeswoman to HPE. Via Interexperience you have access to Connect, the international user community. Together you achieve more, together you know more Interexperience gives you a voice. Doubt about difficult technical decisions? Dive into the sources of Interexperience! 

Interexperience gives you a voice, others can hear you from now on. Doubt about difficult technical decisions? Dive into the sources of Interexperience; SIGs (Special Interexperience Groups), Connect (international user network) and consultation in the broad community of Interexperience. Exclusive resources, magazines, and interesting articles are at your disposal on the site. Newsletters inform you about current developments. Links in the electronic newsletter invite you to a professional debate.

Chapter Leader: Jan van der Lely

 
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Middle East - MENUG

MENUG is an educational and networking group for users of HPE Nonstop products throughout the Middle East. Through face to face events in Qatar, Doha, and Riyadh, MENUG provides its members with the latest information and networking time with peers and vendors in the community. We welcome all interested parties and hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Chapter Leader: Grant Adonis
Upcoming Events: 2018 TBA

 
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South Africa - SATUG

SATUG or (South African Technology User Group) is an independent user group run by users and interested parties independent of specific technology manufacturers, vendors or suppliers.  SATUG has its origins from ITUG (International Tandem User Group) focussing on HPE NonStop Technology (previously Tandem) but has spread its interests to broader technology areas of BCS (Business Critical System) DCM (data centre management) and other technologies. View our website for news and upcoming events.

Chapter Website

 
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Viking Nonstop User Group - VNUG

For questions regarding VNUG, joining VNUG or getting in touch with other NonStop users in the Nordic countries including Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, please contact info@vnug.biz or alternatively someone from the board.

Chapter Chairman: Lise-lotte Löfmark
Upcoming Events: Viking NonStop User Group Conference 2018, September 11-12, 2018

 

Asia Pacific

 
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Australia - OZTUG

Welcome to OZTUG, the Australia/New Zealand HPE NonStop (Tandem) User Group. Our goal is to provide information and networking opportunities for antipodean users of the HPE NonStop platform.

Chapter Leader: Greg Swedosh