Life is about Parallels

It was 1996. Houston was hot and humid as usual as I drove up to start my new job with TransGas Management Inc. I had come across TransGas along with many of the other early gas management application vendors in my role as GM, Energy & Utilities for Sybase. I’d had a good couple of years helping to build partnerships and reseller agreements with a variety of these new start-up firms that were springing up in Texas and the North East. There were two clear drivers that were fuelling this sudden creation and growth of a new software category. The first was clearly FERC 636 that broke up the functions of energy firms in natural gas markets to try to create a more competitive market and the second was something called Stored Procedures & Triggers in the brave new world of client/server technology. Back then, Sybase had the edge on that particular technology and everyone wanted a piece of it. So, suddenly, I was running around talking to all of these small software vendors and initiatives in various gas companies like Tenneco, for example supporting them on Sybase┬ádatabase technology and helping them go to market. It wasn’t long before one... continue reading Continue reading Life is about Parallels. This article appeared first on CTRM Center.