Forging links between state of the art technology, policymakers and stakeholders for social development
Dr. Jaramillo is widely recognised for been an active contributor to the Saudi Technology and Innovation ecosystems, enabling youth, women and professionals to achieve inclusion through a number of national and international initiatives which she has designed for talent development; advising and mentoring entrepreneurs and businesses; and building communities across a number of industries and different types of organisations.
Dr Jaramillo currently serves as Deputy Director and Associate Professor of Marketing, Innovation, and Technology, a degree program currently delivered by Dublin City University who work in partnership with Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest women-only university. Her expertise has been earned from her transition from politics to government to education to management in America, Europe, and the Middle East over 20 years.
Dr Jaramillo holds qualifications in Artificial Intelligence Business Strategy awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); a PhD in Digital Behaviour awarded by Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland; an MSc in International Business awarded by Northeastern University (Boston, USA) and DCU; and a Bachelor in Business Administration by Universidad de las Americas- Puebla, Mexico.
She is founding Director of the GCC Blockchain Community (2016); TechSaudiya, promoting technology and innovation among young Saudi women (2018); founding President of Red Global MX Saudi Arabia (2018), Network of Mexican Talent endorsed by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Guerrero Digital (2013, 2017, 2019); #SaudiMX (2018), cultural and business exchange between Mexico and Saudi Arabia; and a former Global Communications Chair (2018) of Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC). She led the first global training to strengthen the digital presence of Mexican women abroad, with over 60 participants from 16 countries
Dr. Jaramillo has worked as a government strategic advisor interacting with first-line politicians, social leaders, and influencers towards the digitization, digitalization, and restructuring of public policies and institutions. Her work resulted in structural reforms, including gender equity. She has developed applied projects in industries such as Education, Technology, Financial Services, Telecomms, and Government. Partners include IBM, the National Transformation Unit, KACST, the Saudi Arabian General Sports Authority, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA).
Dr. Jaramillo has also lectured at a University level (graduate and undergraduate) for more than 8 years in Technology, Business Innovation and Digital Marketing, in Europe and the Middle East and won teaching awards at a national and international level throughout.
She is a regular keynote speaker for industry and academia, and a judge and mentor in hackathons and innovation challenges (e.g. MIT Hacking Medicine, Hacking for Social Good NYU Abu Dhabi) in America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In Mexico, she has addressed over 70 000 youths, women and business people as a keynote speaker across the country. She is a recipient of the Wharton QS Reimagine Education bronze Middle East Regional Award (2015); the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning by DCU (2016, 2017); the ‘Making an Impact’ research competition by the Irish Higher Education Authority (2012); and over 30 awards in Public Speaking, Academic Excellence, and Civic Engagement. Her biography is also included in the book, ‘Remarkable women, State Civil Award recipients’ Guerrero, Mexico, 1987–2007. Her biography is part of the Encyclopaedia of Guerrero, Mexico, where she is acknowledged among the best public speakers and among the most influential citizens of the state’s history.