Tom Handy was an inhabitant of Omicron Theta in the 24th century, and was an acquaintance of Dr. Noonien Soong.
Handy had once bet Soong that his android would never be able to pat his head and rub his stomach at the same time. (TNG - Myriad Universes novel: The Embrace of Cold Architects)
In an alternate timeline, Handy bet Juliana Tainer a trip to Risa that it would take her more than a month to convince Noonien Soong to shut down Lore after he became emotionally unstable. (TNG - Myriad Universes novel: Brave New World)