Luis Jorge Garay-Salamanca
Visiting scholar at Cambridge and Oxford (1981-1982), he is a renowned economist and social researcher, and has been advisor to various ministries in Colombia and consultant to multilateral agencies. Current director of the National Verification Process conducted by the Monitoring Commission on Forced Displacement that reports to the Colombian Constitutional Court. He is prolific author with more than 100 books and numerous papers published on issues such as economic integration, globalization, international migration, social exclusion, forced displacement, transitional justice, political socioecology, socioeconomic inequality and taxation, illicit networks, institutional and State capture and co-optation, among others.
Profiled in American, British, and Spanish media for developing and providing technologies that assist criminal networks analysis across Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa. Since 2008 he has researched and authored prolifically about the structure and impact of criminal and corruption networks worldwide. In 2016 he was the Criminal Networks Analyst for “The Traffickers”, a series of documentaries produced by Fusion Media Group (United States) about global crime, awarded by the Association for International Broadcasting and by the Asian Media Awards in 2017. Prestigious publishers such as TASCHEN and Thames & Hudson, and galleries such as the Serpentine Gallery, London, have featured his visual work on criminal networks.
José Arturo Cano
Software Engineer with 20+ years of experience leading development in various technologies, frameworks and stacks applied in successful commercial products for tens of millions of users for the most important brands in Colombia. Jose has worked in projects with teams from companies in United States, Colombia and Canada. Jose has developed all the tools used by SciVortex Corporation and Vortex Foundation worldwide, and has supervised the successful deployment of custom web applications for public and private entities.
Ángela María Castro
Professional in Government and International Relations, MsC in Public Management and master studies in Social Intervention. Consultant on development, implementation and monitoring of public policies with over nine years of experience working with public, non-profit and civil society organizations; with expertise in subjects of open government, anti-corruption policies, institutional strengthening, and public innovation, as well as technical and practical knowledge of public administration and policy making processes.