Roger Toren is a Principal Consultant with MCS based in Vancouver, and is the most senior Business Intelligence MCS consultant in Canada. He has extensive experience in the field, and recently was the lead author on the SQL Server 2000 High Availability guide. He has over 35 years of experience in IT, covering a wide variety of industries, including banking, insurance, retail, education, health care, geo-spatial analysis, and nuclear research. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics and an M.Sc. in Computing Science. Prior to joining Microsoft, he has taught undergraduate courses in Computing Science, worked as an independent consultant, and as Associate Director in the technology practice of a major global consulting firm.