Meet the team

The Enterprise Breeding System is developed by a distributed team combining over 70 staff from institutions involved in leading and adopting the software.
Current and future users of the software are actively involved in its development, and have key staff assigned to lead adoption efforts and ensure that the needs of breeders are met by a coordinated team of developers spread across multiple institutions.
The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform is also involved in an advisory capacity.

Advisory team

Representatives from EBS adopters and the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform assess progress and provide input to development.

Management

The EBS management team leads software development efforts and overall project direction.

Requirements analysts

Requirements analysts translate the technical needs of breeders into requirements for software developers.

Development

The development and operations team writes the software, regularly releases updates and new versions, and makes the EBS operational for users.

Breeding advisory team

The advisory team represents breeding programs adopting the EBS and the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) to track the overall progress and direction of software development and adoption efforts.

Bhoja Basnet

Global wheat program representative


Damien Platten

Rice representative


Terry Molnar

Genetic Resources Program representative


Thanda Dhliwayo

Global maize program representative


Young Wha Lee

Biometrics lead


Management

Diego Castañón

IT project coordinator


Ernesto Briones

IT team lead


Kevin Palis

Software project manager


Marko Karkkainen

IT team lead


Ruth Carpio

IT project coordinator


Breeding requirements

EBS requirements analysts at CIMMYT and IRRI are the interface between breeders and the development team, translating their needs into software features.

Cesar Petroli

Requirements analyst


Kate Dreher

Requirements Analyst


Luis Ricardo León Treviño

Requirements Analyst


Ma. Concepcion Lotho

Requirements Analyst


May Sallan

Requirements Analyst


Pedro Medeiros Barbosa

Requirements Analyst


Rosemary Shrestha

Requirements Analyst


Star Yangxin Gao

Requirements Analyst


Development and operations

Alain Gulles

Software engineer


Albert Crisostomo

Software engineer


Alex Cañeda

Software project manager


Angel Manica Villanueva Raquel

Software engineer


Argem Flores

Software project manager


Danny Feng

Developer


Doris Pagtananan

Software project manager


Erica Banasihan

Software engineer


Erika Cisneros

Software engineer


Eugenia Tenorio

Software engineer


Evan Kelly-Johnston

Chief tester


Fernando Toledo

Biometrics


Franjel Consolacion

DevOps engineer


Gene Romuga

Database engineer


Gerardo Copado

Software engineer


Jack Lagare

DevOps manager


Jahzeel Ramos

Software project manager


Jaymar Bantay

Software engineer


Jorge Alberto Rojas

Software engineer


Jose Francisco Vergara

Software tester


Jose Miguel Castillo

Software engineer


Joshua Lamos-Sweeney

Software engineer


Juan Suarez Sosa

Software engineer


Karen Delarosa

Software engineer


Kenichii Ana

Software engineer


Larise Gallardo

Software engineer


Lois Go

Software tester


Luis Alberto Puebla

Software engineer


Maria Relliza Pasang

Software engineer


Newman Edmundo Montes

Software engineer


Nikki Carumba

Software engineer


Oliver Xi

Developer


Philip Sinohin

Software tester


Renee Lat

Software engineer


Reuben Durham

Software Project Manager


Rick Spence

Project manager


Rose Morantte

Biometrics


Salvador Ortega

Software engineer


Taylor Poltich

Documentation and UI


Viana Calaminos

Software project manager


Victor Ulat

Software project manager


Vishnu Govindaraj

Software engineer