Luis Figueroa is a data professional with more than 15 years of experience in Information Technologies across many industry verticals such as retail, security, healthcare and online marketing. In his early days in IT, Luis held positions such as Network Administrator, Systems Engineer, Database Administrator, Systems Integrator and EDW / BI Architect. He then moved into a management role where he led an IT department for a 24/7 operation. In the most recent years Luis found his passion in architecting and developing open source data centric solutions that help businesses manage their data and gain a competitive advantage through analytics. Luis currently holds a position as Solutions Engineer for Hortonworks, Inc. where he works with many clients including Fortune 500 companies.
Luis is an active member of the SQL Server community. He is chapter leader of the PASS - Data Science Virtual Chapter, Organizer of the Future of Data Atlanta MeetUp, former Director of the South Florida SQL Server Users Group, and has been an organizer for various SQL Saturday events. Luis’ main focus areas are in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Analytics, Big Data and Cloud Computing.