TORCH Technologies is led by a really experienced team. Each passionate about his work and with more than 20 years in the IT area.
Mr. Livio Augusto Taufer
Is the founder and President of Torch Technologies Inc. He has more than 30 years of experience in data base design and administration, 20 of which working with Zim delivering training and consulting in South and North America and Europe. Mr. Taufer most recent positions were as Technical Director for RCM Ltda., the former Brazilian Zim distributor, founder and President of ZTI do Brasil (Zim Technologies Inc. of Brasil) the Zim Distributor for South America and finally Training and Consulting Manager for ZIM Corporation in Ottawa, Canada.
Mr. Taufer holds a degree in Civil Engineering and postgraduate in Software Engineering from the University Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil and Business Reengineering from FGV/SP - Fundacao Getulio Vargas Sao Paulo - Brasil.
Business Intelligence Director
Mr. Mauricio Abreu
Mr. Abreu has been a consultant for more then 18 years in the following areas: Knowledge Management, Information Strategic Planning, Information Modeling, Data Administration, Data Warehousing, Data/Text Mining, Information Quality, Business Process Management (BPM), Development Methodologies, Metadata Repository and Reverse Engineering, have operated in large companies such as: PETROBRAS - Brazilian Petroleum SA, TELEMAR Telecommunications, GLOBOSAT, Rio-Sul Airline, ITAIPU Binacional, Brazilian Navy, Ipiranga Petroleum, Tribunal of Justice - Rio de Janeiro, Computer Associates (CA), and so. Have Provided some courses to FGV, COPPE, FUNCEFET, and so, in Knowledge Management, Information Strategic Planning, Data Administration, Decision Support Systems, Information System. Book autor: “Projeto de Banco de Dados - Uma visão prática” 15th Edition (Ed. Érica), “Qual ferramenta devo usar na Gestão do Conhecimento?” First Edition (Ed. Qualitymark), and “Gerenciamento de Processos de Negócios – BPM” First Edition (Ed. Érica).
Mr. Abreu holds a Master (MSc) degree in Knowledge Management from COPPE/UFRJ (Rio de Janeiro), postgraduate in System Analysis from PUC-RJ (Rio de Janeiro) and currently is a Doctorate student in Knowledge Management at COPPE/UFRJ (Rio de Janeiro).