Technology and public innovation practitioners. A consultant network that envisions possibilities and narrows them down to practical solutions.
Citizen Security Consultant
Mauricio is an expert in citizen security and technology, with more than ten years of experience working in international organizations, within the Mexican government and in the Latin America region. He is a member of the board of the Foretell program at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University, and part of the United Nations Regional Experts Group for Public-Private Partnerships to combat trafficking in persons. He holds a Master in Public International Law from Leiden University and a BA in International Relations from UNAM.
Civic Technology + R&D Consultant
Saiph is the co-Founder and co-Director of the UNAM Civic Innovation Lab. Her research focuses on developing A.I. based tools to power a better future of work while fighting Techno-Authoritarianism. She was recognized as one of the 35 innovators under 35 by the MIT tech review. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from UNAM, and a masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC, Santa Barbara. She has worked at the University of Washington, Intel Labs, Microsoft Bing, and as a crowd research worker at Stanford.
Human Rights & Digital Activism Consultant
Elina Castillo is an expert feminist lawyer in human rights and public international law, committed to using her voice and skills to help build a more just and inclusive world. Elina combines her thematic expertise in human rights and digital activism with over 7 years of experience advising government, civil society and international organizations to develop public policies, manage projects, design advocacy and communication campaigns, and facilitate workshops and spaces for dialogue.
Learning Engineering Consultant
Gisse Peralta is a Latin American learnpreneur, founder of Aurora Lab: Laboratory of Learning, Education and Technology. She is a self taught Learning Engineer in training with a specialization in intersectional perspective of gender and sustainability. Gisse has more than 10 years working in the design and facilitation of learning experiences, educational narratives and technological development for government institutions, international corporations, social enterprises and startups.
Alejandra Bortoni Breña
Inclusive Design Consultant
Alejandra is a Designer by IBERO with an MDes on Inclusive Design by OCAD University and an Accessibility certification by WAI. She teaches Design at IBERO. She was Design Director at frog MX, Design & UX Discipline Manager at BBVA MX, and Project leader at Insitum. Alejandra has worked with user centered design for the creation of products, services and interactions, on different countries and for diverse industries. She is the co-founder and CEO of Openn, an inclusive design firm.
Regina Bortoni Breña
Regina is a Pedagogue by IBERO, with a specialization on Instructional Design. She is passionate for education in all its forms and design as a means to a good education. She has designed learning programs for the Centro Mexicano de Promoción Educativa, learning strategies courses for Claudina Thevenet school, and learning strategies for The Learning Club. She is co-founder and board member of Fundación Medere A.C. (Escala), where she was Academic and General Director. Regina worked as a Training Analyst for franchises at Kidzania where she designed the educational programs for all international employees.
Jorge Martin del Campo
Healthcare & Public Health Technology Consultant
Jorge Martin del Campo is a Physician, Public Health Practitioner, and Data Scientist highly passionate about implementing innovative technologies in healthcare and public health. Jorge is a health technology strategist with over six years of experience in providing advisory services to executive leadership at hospitals and health systems. He holds a Medical Doctorate from UNAM and a master's in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. He has worked at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Researcher.
Carlos Vargas Alvarez
E-Gov and GovTech Consultant
Carlos has expertise in academy, private sector and public sector. He holds a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from UNAM, a BA in Political Science from Warsaw University and he is close to defend a PhD from Tallinn University. Since his master studies, he has been specialised in e-Government. Later on, his practical work and research took him to the fields of public innovation, international digital diplomacy and Govtech. He has been actively collaborating in the creation and development of digital laws and digital projects for public good.
Data Intelligence Consultant
Andrea is an expert in data intelligence and innovation. She was Deputy General Director at the National Digital Strategy in Mexico, responsible for the Open Data national policy. She is a registered trainer for the Open Data Institute in the UK. She has over ten years of experience in the public sector. She holds a BA in Political Science and Public Administration and a Master's degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University (USA).
Public Innovation and Technology Consultant
Alberto Rodríguez is a Senior Program Manager working with the New Practice Lab and the PIT University Network at New America. He has spent the past six years working directly in digital technology and policy from different angles. He led a working group at the Beeck for Center Social Impact & Innovation, working with more than 20 senior digital government leaders to bring human-centered design techniques to public policy. Previously, he served as international advisor to the National Digital Strategy at the Office of the President in Mexico. He holds a master’s degree from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and a degree in international relations from ITAM.
Financial Inclusion and 2030 Agenda Consultant
Mariana has a master’s in Public Administration and Public Policy from Tec de Monterrey, where she also holds a B.A. in International Relations. Likewise, she has studies in migration, governance, communication, and impact investment. She has more than five years of experience in Mexico’s Public Administration and was a Project Manager in the United Nations Programme for Development (UNDP), where she led the Financial Inclusion Model. She is currently a consultant at the same United Nations agency. Recently, she was an independent candidate for the Local Congress in Monterrey, Nuevo León.
Psychosocial Research Consultant
Miguel is a psychologist and data analyst specialized in interpreting computational methods from a psychosocial perspective. He has analyzed Guadalajara’s public transportation system and implemented interventions within a youth detention center. He has also collaborated with MIT’s Enterprise Forum, participating on a study dedicated to analyzing entrepreneurial ecosystems. Lastly, he has years of experience in utilizing applied neuroscience and developing research for a consultancy agency that integrates big data with social sciences, having provided healthcare services to over 200 people and assessed over 50 business and marketing strategies.
Juan Pablo Zorrilla
Data Science and Policy Evaluation Consultant
Degree in Economics from the Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico). PhD in Economics from the University of La Laguna (Spain) in the area of Economic Analysis and with a specialty in Financial Economics. Currently, he is completing a Master's Degree in Public Policy at the University of the Republic (Uruguay). He has worked as a teacher and researcher in financial economics in Mexico, Spain and Uruguay. Evaluator and project manager in international cooperation for development and R&D. He is founder and former president of the Uruguay Chapter of Red Global MX. He is currently the Regional Coordinator of the network for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Maia Levy Daniel
Tech Policy & Regulation Consultant
Maia Levy Daniel is a technology, public policy, and regulation specialist. She is a research affiliate at the Center of Technology and Society (CETyS) at Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina and she was Director of Research and Public Policy at Centro Latam Digital in Mexico, among other relevant positions in the field. Maia has been working for various sectors and has focused her work on artificial intelligence governance issues, platform regulation, and content moderation. She holds an LL.M. from Harvard University, a Master's in Public Policy from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina, and a Law degree from the same university.
Strategic Design and Services Design Consultant
Zaira, as a Strategic and Service Designer, has experience in several projects within diverse industries like healthcare: hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, patients associations, vaccination services, and digital health solutions. She has also collaborated in the financial industry: fintech and investment solutions, and aviation and hospitality industries. She is now part of Globant, has a master's degree from IED Barcelona, and a certificate in Behavioral Economics from the National Laboratory of Public Policy. She’s also part of the OpenIDEO Mexico City Chapter where she, among other volunteers, ideates social projects from a Human-Centered design perspective.
History of Science Consultant
Eva is a scientific writer, biologist, philosopher and historian of science, aiming to bridge the gap between science, art and technology with high-quality academic research. She has led research teams in the public and private sectors, designing solutions for over +6 top companies in Mexico and writing +150 papers and +200 speeches for federal and state government officials. Eva provides her team with high standards of honesty, rigor, transparency and open communication, caring for all participants and subjects of research. As a guardian of information, her main goal is to provide her clients with practical and rigorous studies to help them spread their ideas.
Complex Systems Consultant
Edgar is a physicist and developer working to generate high impact city science solutions with a comprehensive set of skills spawning from the social and exact sciences and solid technological background of over 20 years. As Innovation Leader at world-class consulting firms and founder of Hadox Human Networks, he has generated ideas, developed programs and integrated communities for +75 top companies. Edgar has also developed +10 artificial intelligence programs that helped raise productivity by 25% in their respective fields. His expertise as an urban scientist and machine learning has enabled him to train future generations of professionals and lead scientific projects in the area of IA and Complex Systems. He participated as a mentor for young developers in various universities such as MIT, and as a speaker in +20 conferences.
César Contreras González
IT and Telecommunications Consultant
Cesar Contreras contributes to several projects pertaining to the ITC application for the benefit of the people. He worked for the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Mexico on projects related to new technologies, cybersecurity, and public policies to promote digital transformation and inclusion. In the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations (UN) in New York, he advised on the definition and financing of the 2030 Agenda and negotiated UN reform initiatives, including its revised ICT strategy. César currently works as an independent consultant on digitalization, taking part in the development of projects on broadband connectivity and SMEs digitalization for organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). César was a Fulbright-García Robles grantee. He holds a master's degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Economic and Political Development, from Columbia University in New York, and a master's degree in Information Technology Management from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico.