Biographical Information

Derek Evan

distinguished engineer, Tidal Software

With over 25 years of software development experience, Derek Evan has served as chief product architect and software developer for Tidal Software (formerly OCS) since 1986. He is one of the original authors of the Tidal Enterprise Scheduler (formerly sys*ADMIRAL), Tidal's flagship enterprise job-scheduling product, and is currently the company's only distinguished engineer, specializing in solutions architecture.

Evan designed and developed partner certified adapters for major enterprise resource planning packages including SAP R/3, PeopleSoft, Oracle, JD Edwards, Lawson Software, and BaaN, as well as other application integrations including Informatica, SAS, SAP BW, Tivoli Storage Manager, Veritas, Amisys, Speedware's AMXW, VMWare, and Actuate e-Reporting. During the last 22 years at Tidal Software, Evan has contributed to the development of four generations of job-scheduling and -automation solutions for many platforms, including Windows, UNIX (Solaris, AIX, HP-UX), MPE/iX, Linux, and z/OS (MVS, OS/390). In his early years at Tidal, Derek managed the development of Librarian/iX, the popular suite of software change control and configuration management for the HP3000.

Prior to joining the Tidal team, Evan was a member of the Financial Systems Group at ROLM Corp. and was a research fellow and statistical computing consultant for the Oregon Research Institute.

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