Carlos Alberto Ruiz is a Chemical Engineer from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina (1980). He obtained also the M.Sc. (1984) and Ph.D. (1986) degrees, both in Chemical Engineering, from the Universidad del Sur, Argentina. He worked as Researcher at the University (dynamic simulation and control), Process Engineer (computer applications, simulation and advanced control) in an integrated Refining/Petrochemical Complex and as Professor of Chemical Engineering with a course on Computer Applications to Process Engineering being taught since 2000. From 1994 to 2017 was Director of the Energy Management Systems Division (formerly Advanced Control and Optimization) of Soteica Visual MESA LLC. In that position, he leaded projects worldwide; implementing model based predictive control and energy real time optimization and monitoring systems in many industries. He is currently Product Manager, Energy Management Systems of KBC Advanced Technologies Ltd., since the acquisition of Soteica Visual MESA LLC by Yokogawa and its merger with KBC in 2017.