Jordi Torres is a professor at UPC Barcelona Tech and a research manager at Barcelona Supercomputing Center, with a wide range of activities for over 25 years in research and development of advanced distributed and parallel systems. His exploring and entrepreneurial spirit lead him to become a Big-Data Analytics researcher too. Nowadays, his research focus on Supercomputing for Artificial Intelligence, with special focus right now on Deep Learning and Probabilistic Models. He also has a consultative and strategy role with a visionary task related to next generation technology and its impact. He is both a creative thinker and influential collaborator; base on that, he has worn many hats, so to speak, throughout his long career. Torres acts as an expert for various organizations and companies. In addition, he mentors entrepreneurs. He is also a writer, gives conferences and collaborates with Spanish mass media. And finally, he is passionate about art and visual design.