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No Magic's Gary Duncanson Honors Jack Hughes at 2014 Congressional Veteran Commendation Ceremony

on . Posted in 2014 Company News

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Jack Hughes (left) and Gary Duncanson shown with Mr. Hughes 2014 Congressional Veteran Commendation

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Gary Duncanson remarks during the Congressional Veteran Commendation for Jack Hughes

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Gary Duncanson (center) congratulating Jack Hughes (left) during the Congressional Veteran Commendation ceremony. Congressman Sam Johnson on far right.

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Recipients of the Congressional Veteran Commendation

Congressman Sam Johnson Event Honors Hometown Heroes, Veterans For Their Dedication and Service to Country

Allen, Texas (November 11, 2014) – Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic and a distinguished Member of the Congressional Veteran Commendation Selection Board, joined Congressman Sam Johnson and other CVC Board members in honoring hometown heroes and veterans at the 2014 Congressional Veteran Commendation event held November first in Plano, Texas. The CVC board is comprised of impressive individuals dedicated to serving as leaders in their communities and country.

The CVC ceremony is an opportunity to highlight and bring honor to those who have faithfully served our nation. The program runs in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress. Congressman Sam Johnson, as a lawmaker and veteran, works tirelessly on behalf of U.S. military personnel and veterans and has nominated a distinguished selection board, which serves as advisors to assist with nominations and the selection of commendation recipients.

Mr. Duncanson presented one of the nine commendation awards during the ceremony to Jack Hughes, an outstanding military veteran, community leader, and exemplary American from the Third District of Texas for his service to community and country. Following Mr. Duncanson's commendation remarks from the House of Representatives Congressional Record, Jack Hughes was presented with the formal commendation and framed flag presented by Congressman Sam Johnson.

"I am humbled and proud to be part of the CVC board and to be serving along side Congressman Sam Johnson and the other distinguished board members in the Congressional Veteran Commendation initiative which recognizes our veterans and community heroes," said Gary Duncanson. "It is truly an absolute privilege for me to continue my family's legacy of giving, which honors my father and brother for their lifetime of public service on behalf of our veterans, troops and nation," he added.

During the ceremony, nine recipients were presented with the Congressional Veterans commendation: Judge Don Stevenson, Jack Hughes, Gil Benoit, Donald Sams, Cliff Sosamon, Christopher DeBord, James Knabel, Mike Martin and Robert Paulk.

Mr. Duncanson is president and CEO of No Magic, a veteran-owned software firm in Allen, Texas. In 2012, Mr. Duncanson received the prestigious Patriot Award in recognition of his support of the U.S. Military and for hiring veterans. A son of a veteran, Mr. Duncanson has consistently gone above and beyond to support veterans and their families. He also worked for the U.S. Military in the Naval Warfare Assessment Center and currently works with the Department of Defense.

No Magic - University of Texas Dallas Wins First Place With Google Hangouts Plugin to MagicDraw

on . Posted in 2013 Company News

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Left to right: Dr. Eric Wong, Don Proeschel, Jonathan Bucio, Alejandra Valles, Ken Nakano , Tim Anderson

Congratulations to the No Magic University of Texas at Dallas Design team! They finished first out of 18 teams who presented their semester projects at the University of Texas at Dallas on December 13, 2013. This means that of the three project teams that No Magic has sponsored in the past two years, we have achieved a second place and a first place award, finishing ahead of teams sponsored by Raytheon, Texas Instruments, Cisco and others.

The team of four Software Engineering students was ably led by Tim Anderson, No Magic Senior Manager of Operations, who kept the team on track to complete their objectives, and helped them overcome some of their technical obstacles. Team members included Alejandra Valles, Raul Quinonez, Jonathan Bucio, and Ken Nakano. Kyle Wippert, No Magic Senior Sales Engineer, helped the team with engineering consultation assistance. Lonnie VanZandt, No Magic Chief Architect, proposed the project idea and provided high-level technical assistance. Don Proeschel, No Magic Director of Federal Systems, provided executive oversight and review of the project during the semester. UT Dallas Professor Dr. Eric Wong was the team's instructor and university sponsor.

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Left to right: Jonathan Bucio, Ken Nakano, Alejandra Valles, Raul Quinonez

The project is a Google Hangouts plugin to MagicDraw®, which allows multiple team members to view their MagicDraw screens and make edits while collaborating in real time. The team presented No Magic with a notebook detailing their work. This notebook included a Software Project Management Plan, a Software Requirements Document, Social Networking Market Research, a Software Architecture Document, a Detailed Design Document, Developers' Notes and a Final Report. Zac Evans, the UT Dallas Johnsson Business School team member, will provide No Magic with a market assessment of the plugin.

Purdue Alums Bring Technology Back To Campus

on . Posted in 2013 Company News

nwitimes.com - March 04, 2013

HAMMOND │Purdue University Calumet on Monday honored two former students, brothers Gary and Paul Duncanson, who donated cutting-edge industrial software to the campus for instructional purposes.

The brothers, who are Hammond natives, are behind the Texas-based software company No Magic Inc. Their partnership with Purdue Calumet involves not only the donation of the $150,000 Cameo Suite of software, which includes MagicDraw, but also the dedication of the Duncanson/No Magic Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Computer Information Technology and Graphics Laboratory in the university's computer education building.

"We like to give back to the community we grew up in," Gary Duncanson said. "I deal with a lot of universities around the country, and this area is near and dear to my heart. Being able to help put out a good quality of engineers here and gives them a leg up in the job market is a real blessing. The team here and what they've got going is really incredible."

Gary Duncanson, who graduated from Purdue's West Lafayette campus after attending Purdue Calumet, is No Magic's president and CEO.

"We are truly cutting edge at what we do," he said. "All the modeling and simulation we do have really helped promote interoperability as well as a lot of cost savings to compete globally and I think this gives this region as well as our country a lot better chance to compete when we could do it through automation. I think in the long run, even as China and India has the cheap labor forces, they're going to be bringing back manufacturing here because of automation. If we could do our little part I'm really happy to do that."

Paul Duncanson, a 1974 Purdue Calumet alumnus and the founder of No Magic, said the technology will make Purdue Calumet students more innovative – something his company looks for when hiring employees.

"It's important that our students be ready for the global economy, and technology is leading the way in that preparation," he said.

No Magic also plans to partner with Purdue Calumet's experiential learning program to engage student interns in corporate projects.

Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon said the entire partnership is important for the university moving forward.

"People like Gary and Paul can help a university become bigger, stronger and better," he said.

Gary and Paul Duncanson are cousins of former Hammond Fire Chief Wayne Duncanson.

Cameo Business Modeler Analyst Featured in Modern Analyst Online Publication

on . Posted in 2012 Company News

No Magic’s Cameo Business Modeler Analyst Featured in Modern Analyst Online Publication – The Premier Business Analyst/Business Process Online Community

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No Magic is pleased to announce that the article, Powerful Business Modeling with No Magic’s Cameo Business Modeler, written by No Magic’s Dr. Darius Silingas and Edita Mileviciene is currently featured in Modern Analyst.com and has received more than a thousand views at time of writing.

The article was written specifically for current and new users of business process modeling solutions and focuses on the newly released Cameo Business Modeler Analyst solution. The article also discusses business process modeling best practices based on the company’s 17 years of modeling expertise.

Read the full article: Powerful Business Modeling With No Magic’s Cameo Business Modeler!
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No Magic Supports MBSE INCOSE Challenge Initiative

on . Posted in 2012 Company News

Company Continues to Provide No-Charge Software Licensing
For MBSE Challenge Initiative Teams at International Symposium

Allen, TX – July 9, 2012: No Magic, Inc., the leading global provider of integrated modeling, simulation & analysis solutions and services announced that the company will continue to support Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) challenge teams with complimentary No Magic software, supporting the overall INCOSE Challenge Initiative which will take place at the 22nd Annual INCOSE International Symposium in Rome July 9-12, 2012. In addition, No Magic will provide hosting for the teams, providing global collaboration using the company’s Teamwork Server.

The MBSE Initiative is joint effort between the OMG Systems Engineering DSIG and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). The initiative is comprised of four challenge teams whose task it is to demonstrate solutions to difficult problems using MBSE. The four challenge teams represented are: Modeling and Simulation Interoperability, Space Systems Modeling, Telescope Modeling and GEOSS Modeling. No Magic has explicitly provided the Space Systems, Telescope and Modeling and Simulation teams with no-charge hosting and software solutions.

Read full press release here

Attendees Rate No Magic’s London, UK Conference a ‘Resounding Success’

on . Posted in 2012 Company News

London, UK - No Magic brought an overview of its commanding technology and innovation to its full day London conference held February 22 in the UK capital. The company’s partners and clients agree: demand for modeling and simulation services continues to accelerate in the United Kingdom and across the continent.

The conference, held in London’s central business district at One Fleet Place, is the first stop in a series of European conference destinations for the No Magic team. More than 75 attendees heard the latest on modeling, simulation and analysis as well as global data and privacy trends, intellectual property protection and the adoption of UML as a modeling platform. In addition, conference attendees were given a detailed overview of the No Magic solution portfolio.

No Magic also highlighted its recent inclusion in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools. No Magic clients also had an opportunity to relate their MagicDraw success stories during a highly interactive and lively panel discussion.

No Magic continues its European Tour in 2012, with subsequent conferences tentatively scheduled for Paris, Dusseldorf and Munich. To learn more about future No Magic conferences and to attend, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +370-37-705897.

       

No Magic Featured on CBS 11 TV 6PM News For Hiring Veterans

on . Posted in 2012 Company News

Allen, Texas February 9, 2012: No Magic was featured in a story created by Bud Gillett of CBS Affiliate KTVT which aired Friday, February 3, 2012. The story which conincided with the President’s Job’s Bill to hire returning vets, featured No Magic’s President and & CEO Gary Duncanson, Clarence Moreland, Chief Research and Strategy Officer and Don Proeschel, Director of Global Product Development. The story also included a clip of Gary Duncanson receiving the prestigious Patriot award at a ceremony held January 16th.

The complete news story may be viewed by clicking on the link below.

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/02/03/allen-company-points-to-success-from-hiring-veterans/

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