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Midwest USA Chapter
Octavio is currently CIO Chief of Staff for the EV Commerce and Energy team at GM, based in Rochester MI.
Octavio has specialized on large scale business process transformations through the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions, in 4 different continents. Octavio leads the Coding as a Second Language initiative from the GM Diversity Team in coordination with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. A program who supports more than 500 Hispanic Students every year to learn how to code.
In addition, Octavio serves as the Executive Sponsor of the GM Latino Network Chapter for Detroit Michigan, a group that brings 300+ Latino Professionals to help their career advancement and support the community.
Salvador E. Venegas-Andraca
Salvador E. Venegas-Andraca is a professor of Computer Science at Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Santa Fe. Salvador is the head of the Quantum Information Processing group at Tecnologico de Monterrey and he is also the founder and Principal Investigator of the Unconventional Computing Lab.
Salvador holds a DPhil in Physics and an MSc by research in Computer Vision, both degrees awarded by the University of Oxford, as well as an MBA and a BSc in Digital Electronics and Computer Science, these two last degrees awarded by Tecnoloìgico de Monterrey. Salvador has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, del Valle University (Colombia), Sergio Arboleda University (Colombia), and Bahia Blanca University (Argentina).
Salvador is a leading scientist in the field of quantum walks, the founder of quantum computing in Mexico, cofounder of the field Quantum Image Processing and his research interests include quantum algorithms, quantum cybersecurity, the analysis of biological information via quantum algorithms, and quantum machine learning.
Salvador is an Associate Editor of the Quantum Information Processing journal (Springer) as well as a member of the Quantum Computing Network of the World Economic Forum.