Are you considering calling on the services of Hera Evolution? If yes, then you will work with our senior DBAs also known as senior database administrators (DBAs).

Our service
Databases are at the heart of the operational systems of large organizations. Senior database administrators must ensure, at all times, the integrity, the accessibility and the performance of all databases. The senior DBAs at Hera Evolution are, among other things, able to support clients in all CA IDMS, IMS, and DB2 environments. You will have access to senior DBAs who each have their own field of specialization: operational (production) DBAs, application DBAs, etc.

Specifically, the senior database administrators are responsible for:
  • Maintaining naming standards of the database components;
  • Adherence to change control procedures during database modifications;
  • The maintenance procedures of the databases;
  • The configuration of databases in unit testing, integrated system testing, acceptance testing, training and production environments;
  • The recovery procedures of the databases;
  • The compilation procedures of the applications;
  • The migration procedures of the applications;
  • The naming standards of the application components;
  • The in-house tools for the application group;
  • The in-house DBA tools;
  • The configuration of data dictionaries and the catalog component;
  • The support to the development team.

How this benefits you
It is becoming more difficult for large organizations to ensure reliable access to qualified mainframe DBA expertise. By doing business with Hera Evolution, customers are sure to have access to the necessary expertise to ensure that their systems are fully operational at all times. The business model offered by Hera Evolution enables customers to reduce their risk while saving time and money.

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Governmental agencies are in constant need of access to a very high level of mainframe DBA expertise which is not easy to find in today’s marketplace. This is the reason why these governmental agencies willingly rely on the vast experience of Hera Evolution’s experts.

We put at your disposal several senior professionals with many years of experience in the CA IDMS environment:
  • Senior DBAs (senior database administrators);
  • Senior DCAs (IDMS technical support administrators);
  • IDMS Security Administrators;
  • System Programmers;
  • System Architects;
  • System Analysts;
  • Mentoring (coaching) and training experts.

Our services are provided according to our remote support model with a proven track record.  The services are rendered in a secure and efficient manner and are very beneficial to our customers, enabling them to have access to a team of support professionals on a 24/7 basis and at an unbeatable rate.
The next time that you require high-level expertise for your software upgrade, risk mitigation and migration projects consider using the Hera Evolution team. We will be pleased to explore your needs and address your requirements.  We are sure to meet your expectations and to fulfill your needs in a timely manner.  Feel free to visit the other sections of our website for more information concerning our services and our team.
 

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Executive Director
Finance and Operation

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Professional Experience

Possessing 30 years of experience in the field of information technology, the Executive Director and responsible of operations at Hera Evolution, Pierre Lapointe, has acquired solid skills, over the years.

His wealth of knowledge at the technical level, with regards to human resources management without forgetting the marketing, fueled his desire to start his own business, Hera Evolution, from which he is co-owner.

Passionate about his career, he is not afraid to say that it is not just a means of income, but rather an integral part of his life. At Hera Evolution, he is responsible for the management and the training of personnel, as well as the recruitment. The management of financial and logistical operations are no longer a secret for him. Il s’occupe avec plaisir de gérer les ressources humaines. It is a pleasure for him to manage the human resources side of things. For him, the strength of a team is in much more than individual skills and experiences. Pierre Lapointe believes that it is imperative to put together the strengths of all members of a company, since as a team, they become a force to be reckoned with. He is in fact very proud of working with experts who each bring their personal touch to the company in order to provide its clientèle with an exceptional service. This relational aspect between his clientèle and his employees is very important to him. Building long-term relationships based on credibility and trust is an integral part of his daily life.

Are you wondering about the greatest strength of this executive? He perfectly understands the operational problems of large organizations and he is able to find solutions to resolve them efficiently! It is important to underline that he often worked in visionary positions requesting simultaneously a good sense of creativity and the ability to keep both feet on the ground. Pierre Lapointe has in fact previously worked for software vendors at CA Technologies and Cullinet,  in addition to having worked within large services companies such as CGI, Gespro informatique and Ajilon.   

His great curiosity and his ability to synthesize are also undeniable assets. 

Senior Consultant
CA IDMS, Uniface

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The technical support in the CA IDMS environment, the specialized programming, the creation of help environments to programmers, the development and management of databases, as well as the development of tools to facilitate decision-making by the managers are at the heart of the professional life of the senior advisor Daniel Bureau.

Totally autonomous, he knows how to solve problems quickly. Having worked on various projects during the past 36 years, he has gained a lot of related knowledge which are now useful in his job. For example, he has worked in the sales field, which enables him to apply such techniques in his current problem-solving tasks.  

Daniel Bureau previously worked as a CA IDMS environment consultant for the CGI firm.  Then, he managed an IDMS database team of administrators at CAE Electronics. It is subsequently thereafter that he worked in software sales and in technical support at Compuware before working within the CA IDMS technical support at Ajilon.

During the course of his career, he carried out several trainings, including all the CA IDMS courses offered by CA Technologies. He has the ability to speak with confidence in front of a group in which he can make himself easily understood. Helpful and friendly, he is always available to help his customers.
 
Passionate about his job, he enjoys the variety of tasks that he is given at Hera Evolution.  

Senior Consultant
CA IDMS, Uniface

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Thanks to his 40 years of experience in software, the senior advisor Mathieu Pageau is a genuine resource with regards to the maintenance and the optimization of IDMS databases.
He is very familiar with the 4-gl Uniface application development tool. He is in fact the main advisor for performance issues and assistance in the development of this tool.

What’s his main strength? Surely problem-solving! He specializes in the research solutions. Far from fearing from new forms of learning, he has a great ability of learning new technologies in addition to having an excellent memory.

He offers a great listening approach towards his customers and he is able to quickly understand their requirements, in order to as quickly resolve their problems.
Enriched by his in-depth experience, Mathieu Pageau previously worked at IDMS technical support, at the IDMS training and at the sales support, for about a decade, at Cullinet. He then worked for about eight years at Uniface at the training, the sales support and the technical support for the 4-gl Uniface tool.

Passionate about software, he always shows an insatiable thirst for knowledge. In doing business with him, you can make sure that he is aware of the latest innovations on the market, enabling him to solve your problem.  

Conseiller sénior
CA IDMS, IMSm Cics

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After having worked in several countries, Joseph Mele is back in Canada where he currently holds the position of senior advisor for Hera Evolution. His 30 years of experience, his autonomy, his  speed in delivery and his and versatility surely make certainly a great asset for its customers.

At Hera Evolution, he is in charge of the consultation with regard to architecture systems and software technical support, the database management, as well as software installation and update. The complexities are not intimidating to him. He is able to implement a project and run within the prescribed deadlines, even if they are short. Since he mastered various ways of working, he is easily adaptable and and is welll aware of his limits.

He likes working at Hera Evolution, a human endeavour where he is far from feeling just like a number. He appreciates his colleagues and this work provides him with great satisfaction.
Early in his career, he worked for the DMR group, specializing in software consultation. He held a similar position. He was given important mandates which have enabled him to develop abilities that he is currently using, every day, in his work at Hera Evolution. He then developed the first police information system for the City of Montreal police service. Then, he became project manager for a human resources management system at General Electric, in Italy.

The jobs he has held in the past have enabled him to acquire determination, autonomy, creativity, and ingenuity, qualities appreciated by his customers on a daily basis.
Joseph Mele has the ability to understand different viewpoints. He is patient and sociable.  

Conseillère sénior
CA IDMS

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Professional Experience

Database administration no longer holds any secrets for the senior advisor Marie-Josée Morin who possesses 26 years of experience in this field.

Her job? To make sure that the databases are operational and that they contain the right information.

Aimed with very strong problem-solving skills, Marie - Josée Morin is also incisive and in-born perfectionist. Do you have a problem to entrust to her? Rest assured that she won’t give up easily.

She knows exactly how to make herself understood by her customers and she always asks the right questions in order to find the easiest way to obtain the necessary information to the resolution of a problem.

This senior advisor enjoys her work at Hera Evolution very much which propels her, day after day, into a wide variety of tasks and environments, while enabling her to meet different styles of customers. She especially enjoys providing at distance support.

Ms. Morin began her career as a database administrator at Montreal Trust and Desjardins Trust. These positions also led her to work at technical support and to develop tools to help developers optimize their work.

She afterward worked as a self-employed software consultant and then for the DMR group, Progestic and Compuware.

The wide variety of projects on which she has worked have enabled her to develop expert experience in her field. Her previous jobs have in fact contributed to her learning several systems, products and work constraints as means of enabling her to develop optimal working methods.

Describing herself as an organized and straightforward person, Marie - Josée Morin also has good analytical skills.  

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CA IDMS

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Recognized as a leading authority with regards to IDMS database management, the senior advisor Laura Rochon is surely an expert in her field.

Not surprisingly that she is President of the Quebec Committee of IDMS Users, since 1996, and Vice-President of the IDMS User Association since 2004. She was in fact President of this international association, from 2002 to 2004.

Passionate about her work, she is only to delighted to support customers with the CA IDMS systems and help them make better use of this product. She works as much at the database management level than at the technical support of development teams. 

Stress is no issue to Laura Rochon. On the contrary, she uses it as a motivating factor to perform. Adapting easily to tight deadlines, she has no difficulty in managing several projects at the same time.

Her extensive experience with the CA IDMS product is certainly an undeniable advantage for her customers. She in fact possesses 30 years of experience in this field. She loves this product which is, according to her, the best database management system. Having worked with various customers, she is easily able to solve different types of problems. The product no longer holds any secrets for her!

As means of sharing her knowledge, she gives courses to database developers and administrators.

This senior advisor began her career at Montreal Trust where she held the position of database administrator. She then worked at the francophone technical support and the customer support, at Cullinet. Later, she worked for Gespro, Compuware and Ajilon as a software consultant.

When she chose to work at Hera Evolution, she actually followed his boss Pierre Lapointe, because she knew that finding a great boss is not easy.

Far from contenting herself from already existing knowledge, Laura Rochon attends the CA Technologies’s conference every 18 months to improve her work skills in addition to occasionally acting as a host.   

Conseiller sénior
CA IDMS

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Possessing great problem-solving skills, senior advisor Sylvain Beaunoyer’s primary function is to ensure the integrity of all CA IDMS database. His position also consists in verifying that the data is accessible at all times. It also develops tools to increase the performance at the level of data retrieval. His goal? To create tools geared towards helping customers!

Sylvain Beaunoyer already held a position as lead CA IDMS database administrator for Revenu Québec, for nine years. Previously, he was a software application developer, for the same employer for 10 years.

A true workaholic, this senior advisor is also an in-born perfectionist, meticulous, calm, patient and persevering. He sees big problems as challenges and does not give up very easily. He loves seeking for solutions and solving problems. He is passionate about software technology and the world of mainframe computers.

Within his role at Revenu Québec, he was brought forth to work with Laura Rochon and Daniel Bureau, whom he very much appreciated. When he gained the opportunity to work with them at Hera Evolution, he jumped on board.   

President
Hera Evolution LLC

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Hera Evolution team can count on the expertise of Andrew M. Garlick to manage the company’s U.S. division. From April 2013, the latter is the Chairman of Hera Evolution USA. His role? He works at the sales and business development level. He works in collaboration with Jean Guilbault and Pierre Lapointe of Hera Evolution Canada. He is also one of the partners of Hera Evolution USA

He is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Garlick Group, a consultancy firm specializing in IT governance management, complex systems implementation, project and program management, and regulatory compliance.

Prior to forming "The Garlick Group", he was Senior Vice-President, Business Systems, for WPP Group USA. He was responsible for the policy development and oversight of financial, HCM, and other business systems in North America for all the WPP Companies. He also served as the Group’s main Chief Information Officer (CIO) for WPP's Specialized Communications Group and WPP's Digital Group. 


He is also involved in several global initiatives such as the assessment of WPP’s IT infrastructures and costs at a global level, including the consolidation and outsourcing of WPP’s IT infrastructures, HR service and payroll systems.

Before that, he was Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Young & Rubicam, Inc.  His expertise? Managing from one end to the other a project pertaining to a complex business system. He gained his experience by working with major best-selling systems such as Oracle, People Soft, Microsoft Dynamics, Exacts, Lawson and Netsuite.

He has the reputation of designing and implementing systems that meet the needs of users. He is also an expert with perfect knowledge related to business data management tools.

He has been in the Advertising and Media industry for 25 years, working for Campbell-Ewald in Detroit in the 80's, and joining Young & Rubicam in 1993 as IT Director for North America.

He spent the first half of his career in Finance, including Treasurer of the University of Detroit and Controller of Campbell-Ewald Co, where he built and installed a number of financial systems. He then made a switch from finance to technology.

He is also expert in the non-profit sector. In addition to the 10 years he spent as Head Treasurer at the University of Detroit, he has served on numerous boards and was instrumental in helping the CYO Archdiocese of Detroit and the Michigan Performing Arts (Youth Theatre).  He has volunteered for several organizations including the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

After his daughter was afflicted with a serious emotional disorder, in 2001, he founded the non-profit organization "The Family Support Organization of Bergen County" which provides education, support, and advocacy to parents and caregivers of children with mental, emotional, and behavioral problems. He is recognized as a powerful advocate for the family voice in Children's Mental Health, and has received a number of awards for his work in this area.
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In addition to having an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Detroit, he also has a BA in Philosophy from the Sacred Heart Seminary and holds an MA in Classical Literature from Wayne State University and and holds a Certificate in College Business Mgmt. from the Univ. of KY.  He is both a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Human Resources Information Professional (HRIP).