Mr. Torres is a Director for Avanade, a joint venture company formed by Accenture and Microsoft in March 2000. Mr. Torres’ focus is on Database, Business Intelligence and Information Worker solutions implemented on the Microsoft platform using SQL Server 2005 (Database Engine, Analysis Services, Integration Services, Reporting Services and Notification Services), SharePoint Server 2007, the soon to be release PerformancePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Office 2007.
Mr. Torres has been in the Information Technology industry since 1984 and has been accredited as a Microsoft Certified Professional since 1995 holding certifications as a Microsoft Certified System Engineer, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator.
Mr. Torres’ expertise includes the design, development and deployment of enterprise solutions on the Microsoft platform. He is experienced in multiple development methodologies including the Accenture Development Methodology, Avanade Connected Methods, Agile Development (Scrum and XP), Microsoft Solutions Framework and Rational Unified Process. Mr. Torres has served in numerous roles on engagements from an individual contributor as the database architect and/or enterprise architect to technical project manager with numerous sub teams. In Mr. Torres’ current role he evangelizes the adoption of Enterprise Information Management and Architecture technologies including Information Lifecycle, Master Data Management and Business Intelligence. He provides mentoring and training for consultants and customers, provides consulting and oversight by assisting in the envisioning and design phases of projects, and conducts architectural reviews.
Mr. Torres' technical focuses specifically on data related implementations including data modeling, data replication schemes and topology, database administration, and business intelligence (BI) which includes the design of Data Warehouses and Data Marts, Extract Transform Load (ETL) processes, relational reporting, data mining, definition of key performance indicators, dashboard design and master data management.
Mr. Torres co-authored Special Edition Using Exchange 5.5 and Special Edition Using ISAPI, both published by Que Publishing. He has been a featured speaker at numerous events including Microsoft Developer Days, Microsoft TechEd and regional industry conferences and user groups.