Jorge Boria holds a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University. He is a Certified High Maturity SCAMPI Lead Appraiser for SCAMPI A, B and C, for which he is also an authorized Observer; and a Certified Trainer of the Introduction to the CMMI from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie-Mellon University. His expertise with the model has led him to become a SEI Visiting Scientist, acting as Candidate Lead Appraiser Observer for the Quality Group and a Candidate Instructor Observer for the Introduction to the CMMI. He has performed a range of roles from programmer to technical program manager in diverse domains including embedded software, operating systems, compiler construction, MIS, and general IT applications. He was a distinguished professor at three universities in Argentina prior to moving to the United States. He is a popular presenter with over 200 conference and seminars held; he has authored over 20 papers and articles and has two published books to his credit. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. He has been invited for two consecutive and three non-consecutive times to be Senior Advisor of the Modelo Brasileiro de Processos de Software, which he presently performs.