Mexico City

Shapers Profile:

Jorge Soto

About me:

Jorge has been involved in the design and implementation of projects that uses technology to empower citizens and institutions in Mexico, Latinamerica and Africa. In 2009, he was part of the team that launched cuidemos el voto (let's protect the vote) to track and monitor Mexican elections. Later that year they launched internet necesario (internet is necessary) to protest against an internet 3% tax in Mexico. In 2010 he founded CitiVox, a start-up that uses technology to enhance the communication between citizens and their institutions. From helping NGOs in Benin and Yemen track elections to enabling policemen in Honduras or citizens in the north of Mexico to build a state-of-the-art real time crime database, CitiVox empowers citizens, community leaders and government officials to turn citizen reports into actionable information. Jorge believes that participation, transparency, accountability, and technology are key to creating stronger links within communities and to enhancing the delivery of crucial government services. At 27, he is an Endeavor global entrepreneur and was selected as one of the top 10 Mexican entrepreneurs by a local Time-Warner magazine. In late 2011 he was selected Young Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and invited, together with other 30 Global Shapers in the Americas, to represent the millennial generation in Davos during the World Economic Forum in 2012. In early 2012 he was selected as part of the Sandbox Network and in May 2012, an Ashoka F