Helmar Martens holds a degree in Economics from Mackenzie Presbyterian University, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Helmar has been working with WebSphere Portal and WEF (formerly WPF) since 2000, when he joined Bowstreet, the company which originally created WEF. Helmar has also worked for IBM in several capacities including that of Lead Support Engineer, Technical Sales Specialist, and IT Specialist.
As a Senior WEF Specialist and Portal Architect, Helmar has worked in projects for clients such as NASA, Citibank, New York City Department of Education, Swiss Reinsurance, and other customers in US, Europe, and Asia.
Currently, Helmar lives in Texas, where he enjoys a wonderful Texan social and cultural atmosphere.