Mike Furgal started his career at Progress in 1989 in development. He has held many different roles during the time including working on the OpenEdge database product and managing different development teams working on the OpenEdge database. In 2012, he joined the Consulting team at Progress as Director of Database Services, where he and his team are responsible for managing over 2,000 distinct databases and over 140 Terabytes of data and 175,000 connected users. As a former developer of the OpenEdge database, Mike brings a unique perspective as both a consumer of the OpenEdge technology and a developer of the same technology. Mike has presented highly technical topics around the world at nearly all of the Progress conferences and PUGs, as well as at many QAD Explore conferences.