Mexico currently possesses a very young population, with around 45% of its citizens clocking in at under the age of 25. But, according to Julio Acevedo, ex-director of HP Guadalajara, this young demographic possesses incredible drive and passion for the country’s future, especially in the tech sector.
An industry veteran, Acevedo served as HP director for over 31 years in Guadalajara, before taking the reigns on the city’s Ciudad Creativa Digital (Digital Creative City) project last year. The project involves turning Guadalajara into a smart city through infrastructure developments, Internet of Things adoption, and an increased focus on technology.
Acevedo is now focused on making this project a reality and says that he is continuously inspired by the young people around him to make it a success.
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