Joe has been an IDUG volunteer since 2002. His IDUG responsibilities have included Presentations Team Lead, Co-Chair for IDUG North America on two occasions and the IDUG 2007 - North America Conference Chair. In addition, Joe has presented technical sessions at multiple IDUG conferences, most recently at IDUG Europe 2002, as well as IDUG North America 2003 and 2006. Professionally, Joe is currently a Senior Technical Specialist with BMO Financial Group, one of Canada's top financial companies. Joe has been employed at BMO Financial Group for the last 25 years, the past 22 of which he has worked with DB2 in various capacities. In 1999 Joe architected and implemented BMO's DB2 Data Sharing processing strategy. He is currently BMO's DB2 Strategist/Planner and Performance Specialist.