Chief Technology Officer
B.S., Computer Science, Oregon State University
Ricardo has overall responsibility for technology systems, design, implementation, and R&D. He is responsible for supporting CGNET clients in fifty countries.
Uribe has 30 years of experience having worked with many different technical platforms: Office 365, HP servers, Netapp and Hitachi Storage, MS Windows servers, MS Azure Active Directory, MS Windows 10, and Apple Mad, IOS Mobile devices, Website, DNS, Domain hosting, Symantec and Veritas cloud security, Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, and wireless access points, Meraki, Fortinet, and Sophos. Sonic Wall.
Ricardo has served and currently serves as the virtual Chief Technology Officer at several Silicon Valley startups and foundations including Sonitus Technologies and Metta Fund. He oversees the local IT support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offices in Beijing, New Delhi, Abuja, Addis Ababa, and Johannesburg.
He has conducted strategic ICT consulting and assessments for the World Conservation Union, Carnegie Corporation, Duke Endowment, University of the Virgin Islands, FAO, the Africa Rice Center in Cotonou, Benin, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Nigeria, the African Development Bank, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Annie E Casey Foundation, and many others.
Ricardo joined CGNET in 1999 after working for seven years at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia in the GIS department, and later in the Information Systems Unit as Network and Computer Administration Manager, User Support Manager, and Chief Information Officer.