When trying to solving deep-rooted systemic challenges, would you ever think to focus on making business licenses more transparent? If not, you should think again – open-source platform Visor Urbano is doing just that! A cooperation project between Bloomberg Philanthropies and the State of Jalisco, Mexico, the platform has so far been replicated across 25 cities. It aims to help governments to digitise and manage licensing procedures while reducing the digital divide, political corruption, and promoting regional socio-economic development. In this session, the Visor Urbano team joins us all the way from Guadalajara to share their journey to speeding up long, complex, and extensive bureaucratic procedures, while combating high level of corruption and favoritism – surely not an easy ride! Key achievements include reducing bribery requests from municipal agents by at least 74%, and reducing the time required to permits from an average of one month to just a few days.
Christian Correa Castañeda
Director / Visor Urbano
Christian is a lawyer with more than 7 years of experience in areas such as Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Urban Development, specializing in Constitutional Trials.
He focuses his expertise on the digitization and disruption of regulatory framework processes to optimize national and international governments’ capacities through Open and Digital Government, and Government Innovation principles.
Daniela Ramírez Cano
Communication coordinator/ Visor Urbano
Daniela is a lawyer from the Universidad de Guadalajara. She has a specialization in Digital Transformation and Law from the University of Malaga, in Spain and a certification in Alternative Methods for Conflict Resolution.
Additionally, during an academic stay at the University of Murcia, in Spain, she enhanced her experience in different fields of Strategic Communication for diverse audiences.
Outreach coordinator/ Visor Urbano
David is a Tech for Good and Social Innovation enthusiast. He promotes the use of exponential technologies to develop creative and scalable solutions for global challenges.
He majored in Communication and later specialized in Impact Measurement for Social Development, Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation, as well as Public Innovation.
With his experience in ecosystems development, project management, strategic alliances development, and by harnessing multisectoral collaboration he seeks to create desirable futures in which no one is left behind.