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IT Regional Advisors for Latin America

Catalina FELLEGI
Language: Spanish, English

MSc. Eng. Catalina Fellegi is an international Information & Technology consultant. Has a Master degree in Strategic Planning and Management. Her expertise includes Consultancy service and co-ordination of IT project implanting a multi-platform & multi-language ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, in Uruguay and in foreign countries such as: Italy, Guatemala, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Paraguay and Argentina.
As an UNEP/GEF Regional Advisor, has delivered Capacity Building for Effective Participation in the BCH workshops in 9 countries: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
She has great experience, more than 20 years in software industry, 3 years in government administration, and 17 years in private administration developing activities like Software analysis, design, construction and project management. 

Catalina has been a Professor at the Catholic University in Montevideo (Uruguay) at the Computer Science Department for more than 18 years, teaching several computer science courses, like Software engineer I & III, System analysis, and Project development. And has also developed and conducted workshop in several Universities in: Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil and Uruguay.
She is an ISO Auditor, and led the process of ISO certification in the System Department at the Catholic University.

Spanish version
Mag. Ing. Catalina Fellegi es una consultora internacional en Tecnologías de la Información. Posee una Maestría en Dirección Estratégica. Su experiencia incluye los servicios de asesoría, coordinación de proyectos en la implantación de sistemas multi-plataforma y multi-lenguajes de un sistema ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), en Uruguay y en otros países como: Italia, Guatemala, Venezuela, Perú, Chile, Paraguay y Argentina.
Como Asesora Regional de PNUMA/FMAM,  ha dictado seminarios-talleres para la Creación de Capacidad para una participación efectiva en el Proyecto CIISB, en 9 países: República Dominicana, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panamá, Perú, Uruguay y Venezuela.
Posee gran experiencia, mas de 20 años en la Industria del Software, 3 años en la administración pública y 17 en la administración privada realizando actividades como Análisis de sistemas, diseño, construcción y gestión de proyectos.
Catalina ha sido profesor en la Universidad Católica en Montevideo (Uruguay), en el Departamento de ciencias de la Computación por más de 18 años, dictando varios cursos de informática como, Ingeniería de Software I y III, Análisis de sistemas, y Proyecto. También, ha desarrollado y llevado a cabo seminarios en varias Universidades en: Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, México, Guatemala, Brasil y Uruguay.
Ella es una auditora ISO y lideró el proceso de certificación ISO en el Departamento de Sistemas de la Universidad Católica.

Language: Spanish, English

Eng. Pilar Galindo is a Data systematization technician, Computer and systems engineer and Software Engineering Specialist, witch expertise includes Consultancy service and co-ordination of IT projects, she has great leadership and project developing skills involving Web environments and experience in training processes developing Web sites. She has excellent work group skills and a great experience, in software developing activities like Software analysis, web design, construction and project management.

Pilar for more than 7 years in Colombia, has been in charge of the design, implementation and maintenance of Web services oriented to the fomentation of contact and interchange of data and information between biodiversity researchers. Currently serves as Webmaster of the Colombia BCH in the Alexander von Humboldt Institute witch is the National Focal Point. Her activities are related with coordinating, design, implement and maintain the BCH Web site and interoperability applications. In charge to design PostgreSQL data base access under Linux platform, JBoss Web Server and Java programming language.

Fernando MACHADO
Language: Spanish, English

Fernando Machado is a professor and consultant in Information Technology and Software Engineering.
Since 1996 he has a Computer Science Engineering degree, by Universidad Católica in Montevideo, Uruguay. Fernando is actually a PhD candidate at Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Madrid, Spain.

He is a part time Associate Professor in the Universidad Católica del Uruguay, where he teaches Software Engineering and Object-Oriented Programming. He also leads the Software Engineering Working Group of this University. His research interest areas are process improvement and best practices implementation, software engineering economics, and software measurement. He has published many research papers in these topics.

Fernando is co-founder and director of Software Quality Builders, a company providing consultancy services for best practices implementation and for architecture, design and construction of software applications.Since 2005 he has advised many local software companies and international companies like Bull or Microsoft.

Previously, from 1995 to 2005, he worked as software architect and developer for one the most important Latin American independent software vendors, building enterprise resource planning application software packages for M&SB.

Fernando is member of the IEEE Computer Society and of the ACM since 1996.