Lautaro Matas is Executive and Technical Director at LA Referencia. He’s also Project Leader/Developer of the LA Reference Software Platform (LR Harvester). He studied Computer Science at the University of Buenos Aires. Since 2002, he is a member of the Center for Studies on Science, Development and Higher Education (Centro REDES). He was a part of the technical team of the Ibero-American Network of Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT). Between 2005 and 2011, he worked at the Argentine Center for Scientific and Technological Information (CAICYT-CONICET), oversaw the implementation and coordination of the SciELO Argentina project and later the development of software for the area of patents and strategic intelligence. Between 2009 and 2019, he was part of the technical team of the Ibero-American Observatory of Science, Technology and Society (CAEU/OEI), acting as Coordinator/Developer of portal Intelligo, an open explorer of open access repositories and collections of invention patents based on natural language processing and data mining techniques.