Born in Argentina, Andres has over 25 years of experience in technology R&D in the private sector and academia.
Andres is an Electric /Electronic Engineer. He worked several years developing industrial instrumentation computers and weather satellite image processing systems as managing partner in Dexar, a company he co-owned. He later completed an MS in Agronomy / Agrometeorology and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (University of Florida) with a Minor in Computer Science.
Andres joined Ag Connections in 2003, first as a consultant, prototyping various spatial data collection tools; and full-time since 2004, leading development of telemetry integration, remote data entry, and irrigation-related projects. Andres heads Ag Connections’ work in AgGateway, AEF, ASABE and other standards groups; this has involved the development of common data models and semantic infrastructure, as well as building industry consensus around the nuts and bolts of data interoperability issues for irrigation and other field operations. Andres’ research interests include using mathematical techniques to develop user-friendly tools to help growers solve problems while keeping the “dirty work” of handling data hidden from view. In 2014 Andres was awarded AgGateway’s Ron Storms Leadership Award. He currently leads Ag Connections’ implementation of Syngenta’s Risk Management Digital Agriculture solutions.