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International Informix Users Group

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is a non-profit organization whose goals are to provide support and education for users of Informix products and technology.

Membership to IIUG has always been free. IIUG counted over 28,000 members in 2007.

History



It has been created in 1995 by five founders:
  • Carlton Doe,
  • Walt Hultgren,
  • Malcolm Weallans and
  • Cathy Kipp.

    As of 2013, the IIUG is a non-profit organization.

    Services



    IIUG provides many services to its members including a monthly newsletter, a jobs board, and SIG forums.

    News



    One of the main service of IIUG is to publish news through a monthly newsletter ([http://www.iiug.org/Insider/index.php The Insider]). Previous editors of the Insider are Fred (Federico) Hubbard, Jean Georges Perrin, Gary Ben-Israel and David Fraser.

    Forum



    IIUG provides [http://www.iiug.org/forums/ forums] with topics on Informix-4GL, Informix Dynamic Server, etc.

    TV



    More recently, IIUG has started its own TV channel: http://www.iiug.tv.

    Conference



    IIUG has organized and conducted its own user conference since 2008 usually held in late April. The 2014 conference was held in Miami, Florida, from April 27 to May 1.

    Management



    It is managed by a board, composed of 10 elected volunteers and 1 liaison to IBM, who now owns the Informix product line.

    Current Board of Directors



    For 2016-2017 (Term starting July 1, 2016), the board is composed of:

  • Gary Ben-Israel, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, Israel.
  • Miguel Carbone, MC IT Solutions, Brazil.
  • Marius Ciortea, IBM Representative.
  • Rhonda Hackenburg, PACLE, United States.
  • Art Kagel, ASK Database Management, United States.
  • Cindy Lichtenauer, United States.
  • Stuart Litel (President), United States.
  • Vicente Salvador, Deister, Spain.
  • Bruce Simms, Equifax, United States
  • Eric Vercelletto, Begooden-IT Consulting, France.

    Previous Board of Directors

    For 2015, the board is composed of:
  • Tom Beebe, ADTC, United States.
  • Kate Tomchick, Home Depot, United States.
  • Gary Ben-Israel, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, Israel.
  • Miguel Carbone, MC IT Solutions, Brazil.
  • Chetan Chaturvedi, IBM Representative.
  • Art Kagel, ASK Database Management, United States.
  • Cindy Lichtenauer, United States.
  • Stuart Litel (President), United States.
  • Jean Georges Perrin, France.
  • Eric Vercelletto, Begooden-IT Consulting, France.

    For 2013, the board is composed of:
  • Gary Ben-Israel, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, Israel.
  • Khaled Bentebal, ConsultIX, France.
  • Miguel Carbone, MC IT Solutions, Brazil.
  • Rhonda Hackenburg, PACLE, United States.
  • Art Kagel, ASK Database Management, United States.
  • Cindy Lichtenauer, United States.
  • Stuart Litel (President), United States.
  • Jean Georges Perrin, GreenIvory, France.
  • Bruce Simms, Talx, United States.
  • Kate Tomchik, The Home Depot, United States.
  • Janet Oswald, IBM, United States.

    For 2009, the board is composed of:

  • Gary Ben-Israel, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, Israel.
  • Sergio Ferreira, MoreData, Portugal.
  • Cindy Lichtenauer, One Point Solutions, United States.
  • Stuart Litel (President), United States.
  • Jean Georges Perrin, GreenIvory, France.
  • Kernoal Stephens, CIDC, United States.
  • Kate Tomchik, The Home Depot, United States.
  • Art Kagel, Oninit, LLC, United States.
  • Andrew Ford, The Home Depot, United States.
  • Tammy Frankforter, Anchorage School District, United States.
  • Miguel Carbone, MC IT Solutions, Brazil.
  • Al Martin, IBM, United States.

    For 2008, the board is composed of:

  • Gary Ben-Israel, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, Israel.
  • Sergio Ferreira, MoreData, Portugal.
  • Cindy Lichtenauer, One Point Solutions, United States.
  • Stuart Litel (President), United States.
  • Jean Georges Perrin, GreenIvory, France.
  • Kernoal Stephens, CIDC, United States.
  • Kate Tomchik, The Home Depot, United States.
  • Art Kagel, Oninit, LLC, United States.
  • Norma Jean Sebastian, United States.
  • Andrew Ford, The Home Depot, United States.
  • Tammy Frankforter, Anchorage School District, United States.
  • Bruce Weed, IBM, United States.

    For 2007, the board is composed of:

  • Gary Ben-Israel, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, Israel.
  • Sergio Ferreira, MoreData, Portugal.
  • David Fraser, Logis, New Zealand.
  • June Hunt, Tyler Technologies, United States.
  • Cindy Lichtenauer, One Point Solutions, United States.
  • Stuart Litel (President), United States.
  • Jean Georges Perrin, GreenIvory, France.
  • Michael Segel, MSCC, United States.
  • Kernoal Stephens, AutoZone, United States.
  • Kate Tomchik, The Home Depot, United States.
  • Bruce Weed, IBM, United States.