Bio en Espanol

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 nascent ecosystems, enabling youth, women and professionals to achieve inclusion through a number of national and international initiatives which she has designed for talent development and digital literacy; advising and mentoring entrepreneurs and businesses; and building communities across a number of industries and different types of organisations.

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. She currently serves as Programme Director of Marketing, Innovation, and Technology – Digital, delivered by Dublin City University Business School in partnership with Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, largest women’s university in the world and the largest one in Saudi Arabia. The MINTD programme graduates top of the market, marketing, innovation and tech professionals in Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Jaramillo holds studies in Artificial Intelligence Business Strategy by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); a PhD in Digital Behaviour by Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland; an MSc in International Business by Northeastern University (Boston, USA) and DCU; and a Bachelor in Business Administration by Universidad de las Americas- Puebla, Mexico.

With international business experience working in America, Europe, and the Middle East, 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 7 years in Technology, Business Innovation and Digital Marketing, in Europe and the Middle East and won teaching awards throughout.

Her leadership is reflected in a number of non-for-profit projects, which include being Global Marketing and Communications Chair of the Arab Woman in Computing Global Network (ArabWIC); founding president of Red Global MX Saudi Arabia (Network of Mexican Talent endorsed by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs); Head and Founder of TechSaudiya, initiative dedicated to promoting technology and innovation among young Saudi women; and Founder of the GCC Blockchain Community.

Dr. Jaramillo is a regular keynote and speaker, judge and mentor in hackathons and innovation challenges (e.g. MIT Hacking Medicine, Blockchain KACTS Badir IBM, FinTech) in national and international events for industry and academia. Dr. Jaramillo was recipient of the QS Reimagine Education bronze Middle East Regional Award (2015); the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Dublin City University (2016, 2017); finalist in the ‘Making an Impact’ competition organised by the Irish Higher Education Authority (2012). In México, she was the recipient of over 30 awards in Public Speaking, Academic Excellence, and Civic Engagement. Her biography is part of the Encyclopaedia of Guerrero, her home state in Mexico, where she is acknowledged among the best public speakers and among the most influential citizens of the state’s history. Her biography is also included in the book, ‘Remarkable women, State Civil Award recipients’ Guerrero, Mexico, 1987–2007.

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