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Jesus RamosSenior Data Analyst, Los Angeles

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Jesus (or Chucho, for short) is a Senior Data Analyst hailing from Mexico City, where he started in the data-for-good space in 2015 with the founding of the Mexican Society for Data Science, a nonprofit dedicated to proposing data science solutions to social problems. Through this organization, he achieved a positive impact in areas like government transparency, prevention of discrimination, and how people and goods moved around Mexico City during COVID.

With the same principles of “context first, stats second, tech third,” he went on to lead the Center for Data + Algorithms + Society at ITAM, one of the most prestigious universities in Mexico, where he formed teams of professors and students to develop analytical products aimed at improving areas like economic justice, and media coverage of femicides and climate change. During this time, the local congress of Mexico City took interest in his work with computer vision to detect unlicensed reproduction (by fast fashion retailers) of textile patterns created by the country’s 100+ indigenous tribes. The foundations of this system were used to draft a bill to regulate and license this exchange, ensuring fair compensation to more than 16 million indigenous people.

Earlier in his career, Jesus earned his MSc in Computational Finance from the University of Nottingham, and later led the development of financial systems of national importance for the Mexican Stock Exchange in the areas of securities settlement and index calculation. These systems made the Mexican stock market the fastest in Latin America and the first one to achieve same-day settlement of operations, bestowing unprecedented liquidity to the region’s market.

When not firing off Jupyter Notebooks or RStudio, he dedicates his time to support his family’s dog shelter and other foster homes for dogs in Mexico, walking and playing with his 2 dachshunds and playing video games.

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