Ariel is the CEO of Open Knowledge Brazil. He is the coordinator for 'Voto Legal' and a consultant for AppCivico. He got his degrees as an industrial engineer from the University of Cuyo (Argentina) and ENISE (France). He was a consultant for AsBoasNovas.com and Maker brands. Ariel was also one of the founder and the researcher for the sustainable cities program is the Rede Nossa Sao Paolo. He is a member of the research network of the Centre for Research on Direct Democracy (C2D) in Switzerland. He is also a member of the creative board of Minha Sampa.