Santiago Matalonga is a researcher at Universidad ORT Uruguay. Dr. Matalonga has a PhD in software and systems from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has several publications in international conference proceedings and journals on the subject of the ROI of software process improvement. Dr. Matalonga was a member of the team that translated CMMI v1.3 to the Spanish language. Since 2010, he has been a graded researcher at the Uruguayan national research system (SNI) and at the Uruguayan program for the development of basic science (PEDECIBA).
Dr. Matalonga has strong ties to the Uruguayan software development industry, where he has been working since 2002. In 2006, he was part of the process group team that achieved the first CMMI Level 3 rating for a Uruguayan organization. Since then, he has been involved in several process improvement initiatives in the software and service industry. Dr. Matalonga is currently providing services as an independent consultant, helping organizations achieve tangible business results by introducing process improvement practices. Some of his current projects include coaching in Agile application lifecycle management, coaching Agile teams, and assisting organizations in adopting Agile and traditional process models. He can be reached at smatalonga at uni.ort.edu.uy, Twitter: @santimatalonga.