Salma Jalife Villalón

Salma Jalife

Salma Jalife Villalón

Panel 2. Public Policies Panel on Network infrastructures HPC and AI Services

She was undersecretary of Communications and Technological Development of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) since 2018 to 2020, Salma Jalife Villalón has a deep knowledge of the Mexican telecommunications sector.

In 1990, she designed and implemented for the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) one of the largest private telecommunications networks in Latin America. Two years later he joined the SCT where he participates in the installation of the Private Network for the Mexican government and as head of the General Coordination of International Affairs becomes the main negotiator of regulatory matters for the Secretariat.

Prior to her appointment at the SCT, she worked as Coordinator of International Affairs at the University Corporation for Internet Development, A.C. (CUDI) and in the National Research and Education Network of Mexico (NREM).

Jalife is a member of the Academy of Engineering (AI), the Mexican Academy of Information Technology (AMIAC) and the Mexican Network of Supercomputing (REDMEXSU), and has a Master's degree in Sciences with a specialty in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado at Boulder.