Joel Latino was born in Ponte de Lima, Portugal, in 1989. He has been working in the IT industry since 2010, mostly as a software developer and BI developer.
He started his career at a Portuguese company and specialized in strategic planning, consulting, implementation, and maintenance of enterprise software that is fully adapted to its customers' needs.
He earned his graduate degree in informatics engineering from the School of Technology and Management of Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute.
In 2014, he moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, to work for Ivy Information Systems, a highly specialized open source BI company in the United Kingdom.
Joel mainly focuses on open source web technology, databases, and business intelligence, and is fascinated by mobile technologies. He is responsible for developing some plugins for Pentaho, such as Android and Apple push notification steps, and lot of other plugins under Ivy Information Systems.
Harris Ward has been working in the IT sector since 2004, initially developing websites using LAMP and moving on to business intelligence in 2006. His first role was based in Germany on a product called InfoZoom, where he was introduced to the world of business intelligence. He later discovered open source business intelligence tools and dedicated the last 9 years to not only working on developing solutions, but also working to expand the Pentaho community with the help of other committed members.
Harris has worked as a Pentaho consultant over the past 7 years under Ambient BI. Later, he decided to form Ivy Information Systems Scotland, a company focused on delivering more advanced Pentaho solutions as well as developing a wide range of Pentaho plugins that you can find in the marketplace today.