Enrique Castro-Leon

Enrique Castro-Leon is an Enterprise Architect and Technology Strategist with the Intel Architecture Group at Intel Corporation working in enterprise IT solution integration, cloud computing and service engineering. As a technology strategist Enrique has been investigating the disruptive effects of emerging technologies in the marketplace. He is the lead author of a book on the convergence of virtualization, service oriented methodologies and distributed computing titled The Business Value of Virtual Service Grids: Strategic Insights for Enterprise Decision Makers. He is also the lead author of a second book, Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing: An Essential Handbook for IT Professionals. Enrique holds Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Purdue University, and a BSEE degree from the University of Costa Rica. Enrique is also a co-founder and President of Neighborhood Learning Center, a tax exempt organization providing computer education and tutoring services to K-12 in Oregon, U.S.A. The NLC has served over 300 children since its inception in 2000 at risk of falling behind in the school system. It has received recent grant awards by the Meyer Memorial Trust, the Templeton Foundation and the Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust to carry its mission and currently serves over 60 families.