Meet the team

Ekumen team

Patricio Reyna Almandos

Patricio is a partner at Ekumen with more than 15 years in the industry. He has worked in both small and large companies as a successful lead software engineer and people manager.

He loves using, designing and creating software and being involved in projects that could help improve the world we live in, as well as traveling to open his mind. Patricio is passionate about soccer and a supporter of Estudiantes de La Plata.

Last but not the least, he is a really fun person to talk to :)


Guillermo Manzato

Guillermo ( Gui ) is a partner of Ekumen, with extensive experience ( 15+ years ) in different IT projects, development and management.

He is passionate about software development, from 8 bit microcontrollers to web applications, and technology in general.

In his free time, besides programming, he likes playing soccer, hiking and woodworking.


Jessica Jackson

Jessica has 12+ years of experience in usability, design and project management. Her passion is getting useful things built.

Jessica has a CS degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University.


Andrés Fortier

Andrés is a passionate developer who has a CS degree from the University of La Plata. He worked in academics for more than 10 years, teaching numerous courses (both at the university and in private companies) and working at LIFIA, a research laboratory. In 2011, he made the switch into industry where he has focused on web applications. After joining Ekumen, Andrés has been focused on bringing ROS-powered robots to the web using different architectures and frameworks.

Andrés loves to write beautiful code and enjoys working on pure implementation of programming paradigms, such as Smalltalk in the case of OOP, or Haskell for FP. He also enjoys learning new technologies and languages, working with agile methodologies and listening to (almost) all sorts of music.


Fabricio Baglivo

Fabricio is an electronic engineer and working towards his PhD from the University of Buenos Aires. He is also a teaching assistant for the microcontroller laboratory at UBA where he teaches 8-bit microcontrollers to electronic and software engineering students.

He has experience with robotics, programming in ASM, C, C++, Python, Matlab, signal processing, and biomedical engineering.

Fabricio is passionate about science and technology and believes they are the keys to the future.


Agustín Alba Chicar

Agustin is an electronic engineer from National Technological University and is a teaching assistant in Theory of Circuits II. He has more than six years of experience working in software from embedded systems to low level communications protocols to web apps.

He views programming as a means to improve things and make an impact. Most recently he has been contributing algorithms and simulation expertise for autonomous vehicles to open source projects.

Besides programming he likes being with his family and friends, running and playing soccer.


Gary Servín

Gary is an EE from the National University of Asunción, where he started a Robotics Club and participated in SUMO Robot competitions. He is passionate about software and hardware development and learning new things everyday.

He's an expert in many areas of robotics, including continuous integration testing of simulated robots. Gary also designed RoDI - a low-cost wireless robot for teaching robotics and programming and continues developing it for the open source community.

In his free time he enjoys building robots, reading and playing tennis.


Javier Choclin

Javier is completing his final year of his Masters of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires. He works with embedded systems, Gazebo, ROS and control algorithms.

Javier's specialty is drones. He has been working with them for almost three years building, programming and simulating drones for specific applications.

He is very fond of mobile and industrial robots, 3D printing, Open Source Software and Hardware.


Pablo Rodriguez Manzi

Pablo is a Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering student from the University of Buenos Aires. He is a teaching assistant in Linear Algebra and Probability and Statistics. He has 3+ years of experience programming in Java and C++. In the past year he's been putting his love of math and algorithms to use in developing augmented reality applications with Android and Project Tango.

Apart from being passionate about software development, Pablo is really interested in calculus, probability theory and physics.

In his free time, he likes playing soccer and reading a good book.


Ernesto Corbellini

Ernesto is completing his Master's Thesis in Electronics Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires. He is also a teaching assistant for "Introduction to Electronics Engineering," where he teaches basic electronics to freshmen.

He believes that engineering is the fusion of science and art. Ernesto's interests range from embedded systems and data communication networks to robotics.

In his free time he enjoys building robots and landscape photography.


Michel Hidalgo

Michel is an Electrical Engineering student from the National Technologic University. He is passionate about human knowledge as a whole, specially when it comes to STEM fields, physics and engineering being his first choice.

He's a fast learner: in a couple months, he picked up with ROS, Gazebo, Grunt, AngularJS, Docker and Ansible technologies to name a few, consistently delivering value to customers when simulating, building, interfacing or deploying their robotic solutions.

In his free time, if not spent with his family or friends, he likes to watch a good movie and play his old guitar.


Luis Bosch

Luis is an Electrical/Electronic Engineer from the Catholic University of Cordoba (UCC), graduated in 2009. He's always had a knack for computers, which led him to get involved in projects involving technology, both hardware and software, and choose the path that he did.

His latest projects have involved full stack development of web applications for real time data processing.

In his free time, he enjoys practicing and teaching Taekwon-Do and jamming with his metal band.


Alexis Pojomovsky

Alexis is an Electrical Engineer from the National University of Asunción (UNA).

While at the university, he was a research assistant at GIEM, a research group in the field of electronics and mechatronics.

Alexis really enjoys learning new skills and tackling hard problems, which has helped him to become proficient in a wide range technologies such as Gazebo Simulator, ROS, Python, Docker, among others.

Although his main interest lies in the technological field, in his spare time he enjoys of taking pictures and playing the guitar.


Julian Mateu

Julian finished his Masters of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires. He is also a teaching assistant in a Classical Physics Course.

He enjoys learning and reading about new things every day, and has curiosity and interest in science and technology in general. He applies his knowledge of math and algorithms working with ARCore and developing AR applications, and he is learning along the way.

He also studies musical composition and plays the piano and the guitar. In his free time he loves gathering with friends, playing and listening to music, watching movies and reading books.


Germán Mas

Germán is an Electronic Engineering student from the University of San Juan in his final year. Always eager to learn new things and apply that knowledge, he likes programming, web technologies and computer vision. He has recently been developing web applications using Polymer, Angular and React.

In his free time, he enjoys reading books, watching interesting movies and playing tabletop roleplaying games with friends.


Fabricio Emder

Fabricio has been passionate about robotics from a young age. He loves researching new things and tackling challenging projects in robotics. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for robotics and is a founding member of the Student Robotics Groups at the National University of San Juan. Fabricio is finishing his last year in Electronic Engineering. He also teaches robotics at the University of La Punta and mentors the high school team for RoboCup.

He had been working on projects using ROS and Gazebo simulating real robots with custom sensors.

In his free time he enjoys reading books, cycling, and hiking.


Juan Ubeira

Juan is an Electronics Engineer from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires. When it comes to software development, he can build code for a wide variety of devices, from low-level hardware drivers for microcontrollers to applications in larger computer systems. He enjoys learning and combining new technologies when working in a project. Juan presented How to Build Android Robots at ROSCon 2017.

He spends most of his free time with his friends. He also likes playing paddle tennis, training at the gym, and watching a good movie.


Florencia Grosso

Florencia is completing her M.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires. She is a highly motivated quick learner who is eager to develop expertise in Android and robotics in general.

She believes that technology is a powerful tool that can be used to improve everyday life in all corners of the world.

Florencia is passionate about learning new languages as well as meeting new cultures. She loves to spend her free time with family and friends, watching movies or dancing.


Emiliano Javier Borghi Orué

Emiliano is an Electronics Engineer from the National Technological University - Haedo Regional Faculty. He is passionate about robotics, control and artificial intelligence, and applies his free time to projects related to those topics. He enjoys simulation and making homemade robots such as hexapods or ones using differential-drives.

Besides that, he plays goalie on a local soccer team, enjoys learning new languages, and volunteers time to help the children of Barrio Almafuerte in San Justo, Buenos Aires with their homework and playing games.


Diego Diaz Matousek

Diego is a software developer that has been into computers and technology for as long as he remembers. He enjoys developing web applications in Python and Javascript and has also been working with cloud hosted containers with kubernetes.

He is into IOT and hopes someday everything is connected.

In his free time he participates regularly in Game Jam (Gamedev hackathons), cooks, plays the bass, games and runs a tiny 3D printing company.


Diego Maldonado

Diego is finishing his degree in Electronics Engineering at National University of Asunción. Over the years, he has also developed a passion for software development. He loves designing server-side applications, especially in Python.

In his spare time, he enjoys researching topics such as machine learning and speech and image recognition, among others. He also likes playing chess.


Istvan Romhany González

Istvan discovered his interest in coding when he participated in a robotics competition at the University of Missouri, where he earned a bachelor's degree in bioengineering with minors in computational neuroscience and mathematics. Ever since then, programming, automation, and robotics have been his focus along with interests in biology, psychology and economics.

After joining Ekumen, Istvan became a full stack developer for a cloud robotics platform, utilizing technologies such as MeteorJS, ReactJS and MongoDB.

In his free time, Istvan enjoys reading scientific papers on biology and psychology, playing grand-strategy video games, and eating really spicy food!


Fernando Kopelman

Fernando is an Animation Artist and has worked in films, animation and theater in Argentina, Mexico and Israel. He’s a freelance illustrator and theatre student. At the moment he is also applying his multitasking and problem-solving skills as Ekumen’s Office Manager.

He's passionate about learning new things and exploring fields of work where he can find different challenges.

He also loves cooking, swimming and traveling.


Leandro Morales

Leandro studied gastronomy and worked for several years in the field. He is currently studying for a degree in physical education and teaches classes in functional training and artistic gymnastics. At Ekumen he helps keep the office running smoothly.

Leandro is very active and enjoys sports; he practices cheerleading, and also loves tennis, swimming and playing pool.



Julián Cerruti

Julian is the founder and CTO of InOrbit and former founder and CEO of Ekumen. Throughout his 15+ years of experience he has led many challenging, first-of-their-kind software projects to successful completion.

Despite being a successful manager and businessman, Julian's true passion lies is software development and working with technology in general. In his free time, he likes rollerblading, longboarding, biking and working on side projects such as scratch-building R/C airplanes, quadcopters, 3D printers, and HTPCs.


Lucas Chiesa

Lucas is a MSEE from the University of Buenos Aires. He is passionate about learning something new and challenging every day. Years ago his interest in robotics led him to establish a highly successful Robotics Club at his university which is ongoing today, and more recently to work as a researcher in the AIS lab, Freiburg. Currently he specialises in path planning software for mobile robots. His electronic background, expertise in embedded systems (from 8 bit to Embedded Linux) and love for robotics complement his devotion to open source software and hardware.

Besides his work, he enjoys a good movie, theater, music, traveling, and the occasional side project which every hacker has :)