A Note From Connect Leadership

Greetings fellow community members,

Fellow community members, 2021 is thankfully behind us and as 2022 breaks we are all looking forward to a great year! A year where we will be able to once again meet each other in person and to share a beverage amongst friends. If you feel the need to connect with your peers, our Slack channel is a great place to start a conversation, ask for help, or just spend some time with friends.

The regional user groups are beginning to hold meetings and you can find a calendar of Chapter events on our website. The first event is SUNTug in Tampa, Florida taking place March 4th and 5th. I hope to see some of you there for what I am sure will be a great event.

This issue, as always, is jam-packed with some great content. We have articles that cover a very broad set of topics by some great technologists. If you would like to write an article and become a published author we’d love to help. Our editorial calendar can be found here.

 Lastly, on a very sad note, the community lost two pillars late last year: Ernie Guerrera and Janice Reeder-Highleyman. They were both very active members of our community, and we are all saddened by their passing. To honor their memories the Connect Future Leaders Scholarship fund will accept donations in their memory.

Best regards,
Marty Edelman
President, Connect Worldwide


  • Marty Edelman

    Since retiring from The Home Depot, Marty Edelman has provided strategic guidance to organizations wishing to modernize their IT infrastructures. While at The Home Depot, he was the director of Payment Services. Marty has been involved with HPE (Tandem, Compaq, HPE and HPE) for more than 30 years as an employee, end user, and independent consultant. He founded a small consultancy firm that specialized in developing high-volume mission-critical solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Marty and his team helped to build the UPS Tracking System, the NYSE Consolidated Trade and Quote systems, and the SWIFT next-generation computing platform.

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