25
Apr
2018

@JoseMedinaMora : @Coparmex will use Mexico’s Electoral Institute (@INEMexico ) Mobil Platform to Gather Citizen Initiatives

Civil society, the chambers, academics and analysts, all of them are getting involved in this election, there’s a lot at stake. Joining us today to talk about one of these efforts by civil society is Jose Medina Mora, National Vice President of Structural Strengthening of the Mexican Employers Confederation (COPARMEX). COPARMEX signed an agreement with the National Electoral Institute (INE). What is this all about?

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18
Apr
2018

Interview with Manuel Molano Deputy General Manager of the Mexican Institute of Competitiveness analyzing the Slim-AMLO debate regarding new Mexico City Airport

This story has been making headlines around the world Carlos Slim one of the most prosperous business men in Mexico and the world had a very interesting interview where he defended the new Mexico city airport, as you know we a rein the construction of a new airport, that would replace the old airport, here in Mexico city and candidate Manuel Lopez Obrador came out and said that this airport should not be built because he thought that there’s was a better and cheaper option. Carlos slim has a stake with one of his companies in the contract for building this airport, came out and said that not only would this effect the development of Mexico City but would indeed affect the future of the country. Let’s talk about this, I have you on the line now and I know you haven’t been on the show for a while the deputy general manager for the Mexican institute for competitiveness. Welcome to the show Manuel I’m glad to have you here. What are your reactions to this debate?
Hello Ana Maria, well I think that Mr. slim is right this discussion should have happened 5 years ago before the project was started, in the end most of the landing strips where most of the soil for the landing spots for the plains is already in place, and that a very big asset, I mean a big one around 30 billion pesos so I mean what are we going to do with that, a dancing floor or something(laughs) I mean we need to finish the project. Al though AMLO has a point saying yeah maybe we don’t need a 85 billion terminal I mean to put that in dollar terms I mean it’s not very expensive but it’s still around 4 billion US not a very expensive building, but I having said that in the department of financiers airports are cash cows all the business flows to finance this project and all the revenues to pay for the investment have been very carefully planned and the capital markets pretty much invested in this, so I think that in the end Mr. slim is right, I don’t think that AMLO´s idea of building additional landing strips in the military base of Santa Lucia is actually a viable option.
What do you think is going on here Manuel? Because there is a debate on the technical aspects on the position taken by Andres Manuela but there seems to be something else going on due with politics but I just don’t understand the politics behind this, I don’t know if Andres Manuel is attacking Carlos slim or if he’s just questioning or sending a message to the business community or if Andres Manuel really believes this. Would he still stick to creating a commission, which he did announce that he would create a commission that would evaluate the airport and not only that but the side of the contracts, then he al of a sudden comes out and says we´re not going to drop this airport.
Whoever the new president of Mexico is going to be, of course I would draw a line this is the flashiest project of the Peña administration, so I would indeed say we need to cut corners in this and that etc… and we need to think of the contract and think about the mobility plane and we need also to be looking at the realtor renovation options and look at what is going to be done with land of the old airport. Which are actually the most important points? What will happen to the current Benito Juarez airport? That’s an integral part, we can actually have a lake there, flood it. I’m really skeptical of the environmental damage of the new airport.
I remember in the 17th century where a man called Martinez was called in to open up the mountain in this area and drain the lake. That’s where he basically killed the ecosystem that existed before the Spaniards came to Mexico. Right now you can have more renovation options like creating more water basins in that area, is something that definitely needs to be looked at but that’s not compatible with building the new airport. Of course there are also about 5 airports around Mexico city and we could work on a plan for regional navigation from the Toluca, Queretaro, Pachuca, Puebla and Cuernavaca areas, but these airports do not have the capacity to be a part of an international hub and a city of this size needs an international hub because other international Latin America cities have them, even the smallest cities like san Salvador have them and they are becoming a regional hub. If we do not do this we are missing out on large international opportunities. I think that Mr. slim is right optimizing the efficiency and cost of the project is a different matter. What’s very surprising is that there is no change in AMLOs discourse (that the project needs to be canceled) I don’t think that is a sound option for this country.
Well on last question, I real appreciate you joining us today, is the going to be any political consequences for Andres Manuel for taking this position, and I mean he may even get more votes for taking this position. As you know this is a very interesting election, do you think that there will be any voters that will take a look at this and think twice or there will be voters that will definitely vote for him now that he has taken this position
I think that Mr. Slim is a very respected person he does have his detractors but I can say that most Mexicans admire him, this might take a toll on Andres Manuel and this will also reveal Andres Manuel as a probable future president of Mexico him and slim actually use to be very good friends as you know.
I know and that’s what surprised me about this debate because they were actually almost partners when he was mayor of Mexico City. Andres Manuel opened up most of the historical part of the city for Carlos slim in order to do rebuilding a lot of buying and actually a lot of improvement. I’m just trying to figure out where is this going.
I guess this is a new lesson for slim and he has to find out that there are no friends in politics. there’s no telling wit Andres Manuel, he offered Enrique Cardenas the position for the Puebla governor and again he gave it to Manuel Baroza, and he left his loyalist form old times and I guess this might take a toll on Andres Manuel and also there are many Mexicans and followers that think that this airport is a discussion just for rich people and think this won’t affect them.
It’s great to have you on the show and I hope you come back to talk about this, there’s a lot of issues to talk about
I would love to invite you Ana Maria
Thank you, Manuel Molano

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17
Apr
2018

Seiph Savage: Seguridad y el uso de las redes sociales en torno al proceso electoral México 2018

Cuando se habla del proceso electoral, de la seguridad que se requiere para llevar a cabo las elecciones en México, casi no se ha discutido el impacto que podrían tener por ejemplo, los grupos de crimen organizado, grupos armados, movimientos sociales en el proceso electoral, haciendo uso de las redes sociales, en donde podrían promover "fake news", podrían promover situaciones de violencia ¿Qué información tenemos sobre el uso de las redes sociales y cómo podría impactar el proceso electoral? Para contestar esta pregunta se encuentra Seiph Savage,  Profesora adjunta en @WestVirginiaU Director del HCI Lab en la West Virginia University Colaboradora de @UNAM_MX

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12
Apr
2018

Interview with John F. Banghart, Former Director of Cybersecurity of The National Security Council. Cybersecurity in The 2018 Elections

John Banghart in Mexico City in a conference talking about cybersecurity and elections based on what happened in the United States in the 2016 elections and England with the Brexit and other parts of the world. Banghart told us about the challenges of the countries to protect their electoral processes from these types of threats.

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10
Apr
2018

Interview with Mario de la Cruz Sarabia President of the Mexican Telecommunication Information Technology and Electronic Manufacturing Chamber (CANIETI)

A very interesting hearing took place Tuesday at the U.S. Senate where the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg was questioned by U.S. Senators basically asking him what happened with all the information shares with the British Company, Cambridge Analytics. To talk about this issue we have Mario de la Cruz Sarabia, CEO of the Mexican Telecommunication Information Technology and Electronic Manufacturing Chamber CANIETI.

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26
Jan
2018

Interview with Victor Esquivel, CEO of KPMG México right from Davos

Regarding the Global Risks Report 2018 that is been presented in Davos that basically gives us a sense of what the experts are thinking about mayor risks right now with the global economy.

Our friend Victor Esquivel, CEO of KPMG Mexico where there in Davos and will talk about the Global Risks in 2018.

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5
May
2016

Interview with Chris Vickery, discovered massive breach of Mexican Voter Data

Ana María Salazar interviewed Chris Vickery, MacKeeper Security Researcher, an expert who discovered a publicly accessible database, hosted on an Amazon cloud server, containing  93.4 million downloaded voter registration records—the Mexican voter database.

He describes the problems he had reporting to authorities about this breach including US State Department, DHS, the Mexican Embassy, Mexico´s National Electoral Institute (INE), and Amazon. The database was finally taken offline April 22nd, 2016.
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17
Apr
2013

New Trends and New Threats with technology expert John Harrison

Talking about the new threats in computer security with the expert John Harrison

john Harrison is

Group Product Manager, Endpoint Threat Protection, Security Technology and Response

As the Group Product Manager for Endpoint Threat Protection, Security Technology and Response, at Symantec, John Harrison leads the development of threat solutions for the Symantec Enterprise Endpoint and Norton Consumer client products.

Harrison is an expert in Web-based threats, such as drive-by downloads and malware associated with misleading applications, as well as mobile malware, the online underground economy and the general Internet security threat landscape. He is a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and FBI Infragard. Harrison regularly serves as an official Symantec spokesperson in the media and with customers on all aspects of computer security.

He has been at Symantec for nine years and has held various positions within the company centered on Symantec’s Endpoint Threat Protection, Intrusion Prevention Appliances and Honeypot solutions. Prior to joining Symantec, Harrison worked in product management at 3Com, Imperito Networks and National Semiconductor. He also worked in the Mac OS QA team and IT at Apple Computer.

Harrison received his MBA from St. Mary’s College and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

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4
Apr
2013

Tyson Macaulay Interview

New trends in innovation

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7
Jan
2013

Alvaro Rattinger Interview

The technology expert and director of the magazine Merca 2.0 Alvaro Rattinger talks about improving Mexico's education.

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