Tom in the General Manager for 2ndQuadrant in North America. He has been working developing, deploying and supporting Database Systems and Enterprise Software for over 25 years. Tom had total product delivery ownership for the Progress OpenEdge platform which included a relational database deployed in thousands of systems and Enterprises all over the world. Tom was VP of Professional Services and later Vice President of products and engineering at EnterpriseDB. Responsibilities in his past include the management and maintenance of over 500 Postgres 24x7 database clusters. He has overseen the design and delivery of Postgres training solutions as well as the deployment of PostgreSQL at both major Fortune 100 financial institutions and at military facilities all over the world. Teams he has managed have delivered major features that have become part of PostgreSQL. He overseen the design and and successful delivery of High Availability products for PostgreSQL and as well several other databases. He is also the founder of the Boston PostgreSQL Meetup group which has grow to over 130 members in under 3 years.