COBOL in the Big Data Era: A Guide
Business Development Director
Evaldo Horn de Oliveira--Evaldo is the Director of Business Development for FairCom Corporation, where he focuses heavily on the company's competitive market strategies. He has more than 18 years of experience in leading strategic sales in the IT industry, with a focus on Software. Evaldo joined FairCom from Fujitsu, where during his tenure had advanced from Project Manager to Fujitsu's Business Development and Alliances Manager. One of his particular strengths and interest is in the area of niches and vertical markets, which is where he first became interested in the COBOL landscape. He has extensive experience in international business relations, particularly in the UK, Brazilian and Japanese markets. Although his career has evolved him more towards the business world, Evaldo came up from the technology side of things, which is where his heart remains. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and a Master's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. When he's not playing around with a new line of code or working on a new strategic opportunity, Evaldo is most likely with his family or his motorcycle.
Manager of Transaction Systems
As a programmer since the 1960's Frank Gauthier has worked in COBOL for more than 40 years. He is the Manager of Transaction System for PDMI, Inc. in Poland, OH.
In his early programming career, he produced the first and only translation program to convert binary programs back to source code. At Digital Equipment he designed a language called FlexTalk, for which the interpreter was written in COBOL. DECtalk is the hardware that used the FlexTalk program to produce speech.
He completed large scale migrations for customer including Fleet Bank, Saskatchewan Retirement System, Tandy Leasing and others.
He continues to program in COBOL and writes conversion tools for Legacy COBOL applications. He is also the Publisher of a new magazine COBOL Magazine (CobolMagazine.com) due to launch in January 2014 as a monthly print and online magazine