Erik Gfesser is a senior consultant currently working for NVISIA LLC, a boutique enterprise architecture and construction consulting firm in the Chicago area. Previously with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), founder of the technology services industry, now HP Enterprise Services, and what has become Ipsos, the third largest global market research firm, Erik has consulted a variety of clients across many industries in 7 states, with a current emphasis on architecture and project leadership. Erik is currently serving as Statistician for IEEE Chicago Section, is a top-2000 reviewer for Amazon, and has also recently managed projects for Taproot Foundation, the largest nonprofit consulting firm in the United States. Erik has a Master of Science in Computer Science with concentrations in Software Engineering and Database Systems. As an undergraduate, Erik studied Chemical Engineering, Business, and Economics.