About Richard Buckle:
I co-founded the company, Pyalla Technologies, LLC, and I am actively
engaged in contract writing assignments.
I have joined the board of newly-formed start-up, Infrasoft PTY, and co-founded Infrasoft, LLC .
I have been in the IT industry for forty years and have remained close to the data
center – having worked for Nixdorf, Tandem, InSession, and ACI. Most recently, I was part of the GoldenGate Software
I have enjoyed a long association with User Groups dating back to the late 70s. I am particularly
passionate about the grass-roots activities of communities and have enjoyed working with regional groups in many countries.
I spent 7 years as a Director on the board of ITUG and served as its Chairman for 2 years (2004 - 2005), and I spent another
two years on the board of SHARE, the IBM mainframe user group. I am active in a number of social networks as well as a frequent
visitor of virtual communities.
About Margo Holen:
I co-founded Pyalla Technologies, LLC. In my Technology professional life I served the NonStop user community first as the
ITUG Vice Chairman and then as the first Vice President of CONNECT, the HP user community combining ITUG, Encompass, and HP-Interex
EMEA. I was first elected to the ITUG Board in 2006 and served as Finance Director before becoming Vice Chairman of the Board
in 2007. Prior to becoming a director, I served as a leader of numerous committees including Program Chair for several ITUG
I am a co-founder of Pyalla
Technologies, LLC..and the CEO of InfraSoft, LLC. I am as well on the Board of Directors of InfraSoft, PTY. Previously I was
a Vice President of Engineering and Technical Support at XYPRO Technology, and before that, I was the Senior Vice President
at ACI Worldwide. Earlier I had worked for InSession Technologies following 14 years at Tandem Computers, the last years I
was the Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the NonStop Software Business Unit.
As ACRM’s Chief Meetings Officer I am in charge of all aspects of the ACRM’s
conferences, which are known within ACRM simply as Meetings.
I was teaching at Warsaw University and making plans to finish my PhD and work
with special-needs children. For personal reasons I ended up in the USA, became a software programmer and spent more than
a few years climbing “the corporate ladder” in Silicon Valley. While at it, I became involved with the users groups,
served as a vice Chair of ITUG, and then as a vice President of the HP user group organization, Connect. Through the years
I chaired Program Committees for these user groups and that gave me a volunteer’s insight into the events.
Now I live in Colorado, my daughter
is starting family, and yet again I changed professions.
Working for ACRM is my encore career and I love it!