ALEJANDRO MAZA AYALA

FOUNDER AND CEO, OPI
@alehandromz

OPI is a Mexico City-based social impact start-up bringing high-tech tools for data generation and analysis to tackle the region’s most pressing social issues. At OPI, Alejandro Maza Ayala leads a top-notch team of data scientists, software engineers, mathematicians and social scientists. The technology created by his team is currently used for designing, implementing and evaluating public programmes throughout Mexico.

To date, OPI has worked with various branches of the federal government, and dozens of  states and municipalities. Thus far, hundreds of thousands of Mexican citizens have been able to participate in the policy design process through OPI’s platforms. Key policy programmes addressing violence, health and urban development have allocated  hundreds of millions of dollars of budget more efficiently thanks to OPI’s tools and information.

Alejandro studied applied mathematics and economics, he is an Ashoka Fellow and World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and his work has been recognised by the MIT Technology Review and the Tech Museum of Silicon Valley among others.