Alexis Roig currently serves as CEO of SciTech DiploHub, the leading international think-and-do tank working at the intersection of science, technology, and foreign affairs. He also serves as Barcelona’s Chief Science and Tech Envoy, representing the city’s science, technology, and innovation ecosystem before UN bodies, International Organizations and foreign governments. He is the Commissioner for International Affairs of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region strategic plan, a professor at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), Associate Researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Relations (CIDOB), Associate Professor of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). He has over 15 years’ experience as Senior Advisor on Science and Technology Diplomacy for ministries of Foreign Affairs and Science of governments across Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Mr. Roig is founder and member of the board of numerous nonprofits and think tanks on Public Diplomacy, Innovation Policy, AI Governance, and Science Advice. He serves as president of the Catalan Institute of China; editorial board member of the publication El Món De Demà; member of the Council of Catalonia Abroad, the advisory body on foreign affairs and diaspora diplomacy of the Government of Catalonia; member of the advisory board of Digital Future Society, think tank supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation of the Government of Spain focused on the governance of emerging digital technologies; member of the International Network for Government Science Advice of the International Science Council (ISC); and board member of the Space and Aerospace Commission of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce.
He holds a master’s in Computer Science from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, an MBA from EM Normandie Business School, a Postgraduate degree in Diplomacy from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and Executive Education in Leadership and Public Administration by ESADE and IESE.
Jordan is Co-founder & COO of Labfront, a global startup specializing in digital biomarkers and analytics. It is well known for its health research platform Labfront, and was recognized as one of the world’s top COVID-19 innovations by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
He is also Co-founder of nonprofit organization PhysioQ aimed at democratizing access to health research by providing affordable research tools and educational resources.
Jordan is widely recognized as a Technology Leader for Good, regularly speaking at the United Nations Economic Commission, the African Union, and world conferences, showing what's possible when technology companies aim for impact.
In 2021, he was recognized by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business as one of the Top 50 Canadian leaders creating change.
Prior to founding Labfront, Jordan was one of the founding team members of Nordic Medical Centre, located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During this time, he also led the successful creation and launch of Ethiopia’s first full-circle Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system. Short documentary on their work can be viewed here.
Teacher of English language and Literature in English, Holy Cross Lake View SS, Wanyange
Glad to share with you about myself. I am a teacher of English language and Literature in English. I love reading and writing. I also love editing. I passionately love advising the youth/adolescents.
Although I am not active in the politics of our country, Uganda, I am incessantly disturbed the way local leaders misuse the readily available resources. I imagine they would certainly do better!
My experience as a teacher of English language and Literature in English has exposed me to various young people in our country, Uganda. Whereas some learners could easily conceptualize academic concepts 10 years ago, today majority of the learners exhibit lots of challenges in conceptualizing academic concepts. It is a very disturbing trend! The reason for this mediocrity in learning could be attributed to effects of academics. Most academics in our country, Uganda, are not fairing well. Their socio - economic status in the community is not only wanting but also deplorable, shaming and pitiful. It is a scenario where you find a typical illiterate, doing petty business but far better than an academic with illustrative degree certificates. I believe, this is what is demeaning academics in our society. The young people imagine it is NOT worthy studying.... This is so disturbing.... I do not know what holds for the future.......
Kilimi Wanda Paul