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Cintia Smith

Secretary of Innovation and Open Government of the Government of Monterrey

Dr. Cintia Smith is the Secretary of Innovation and Open Government of the Government of Monterrey.

She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a focus on Political Science from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Mexico; a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico; and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Catholic University of Córdoba, Argentina.

She is the author and co-author of publications on political communication and public policy in specialized journals from Mexico, Spain, and Argentina.

In 2016, she was awarded the UANL 2016 Research Prize (Social Sciences).

Currently, from her position as Secretary of Innovation and Open Government of the Municipality of Monterrey, she leads the implementation of open and digital government practices at the local level. Among the strategic projects of her administration, highlights include end-to-end digitization of procedures and services, the management and exchange system of geospatial data, the open data system, participatory budgeting, citizen councils on the subject, and the construction of the Local Open Government Action Plan in partnership with the Government of the State of
Nuevo León. She is also a Member of the Government Advisory Council of the Open Wallet Foundation. In the academic field, during the current year, she has completed high-level programs, such as the “Implementing Public Policy Executive Program” at the Harvard Kennedy School and the “Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.” These achievements underscore her commitment to excellence and continuous education to lead innovative initiatives in the public sphere.