I am a Partner Architect for the Business Intelligence division within the Microsoft SQL Server. I have been working inside the group since 1997, after I have received the MSc degree in computer science from 'Politehnica' University of Bucharest. My responsibilities include mid- and long-term technical strategy for the product as well as technical tactical guidance for the team - but recently I have been working on Business Intelligence "futures". I am an author of 26 granted patents, and many more pending. I have received my PhD degree in Computer Science from 'Politehnica' University of Bucharest in 2006.