Lester Knutsen has been developing database applications with IBM Informix databases since 1983. He is president of Advanced DataTools, an IBM Informix Consulting, Training, Support and Tools Partner specializing in data warehouse development, database design, performance tuning, and Informix training and support.
Currently, Lester specializes in Informix performance tuning, advanced Informix training and developing very fast database systems. He provides training and consulting in database design and performance tuning, and is widely known in the Informix community for his extensive experience and teaching skill.
Lester is founder and past president of the Washington D.C. Area Informix Users Group, and is one of the five founding members of the International Informix Users Group. Lester is also a member of the IBM Gold Consultant program and in October 2008 was awarded one of the Inaugural IBM Champion awards by IBM.