Patrick Pichler is a professional freelancer with deep knowledge in the areas of Business Intelligence and Big Data. He holds a BA degree in "Business Informatics" and a MSc degree in "Information Technology" from the University of Liverpool. His primary focus is on providing complete data-driven solutions for accelerating decision-making and improving business. For achieving a sustainable development, he aims to leverage Cloud and Big Data platforms. He is certified by Microsoft in BI development (MSCA) and in Hadoop development (HDPCP) by Hortonworks. He was born in Austria and is currently based in the north of Spain, Gijon. Family, sport and traveling fill up his spare time.