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Speaking at Day 1
Campus as Public Space in the Age of Pandemics

José Escamilla
Director, TecLabs, Tecnológico de Monterrey University, Mexico

José Escamilla is the Director of TecLabs – Learning Reimagined, Tecnologico de Monterrey disruptive innovation unit whose objective is finding out how higher education will be in 2030. TecLabs is responsible for articulating the research, innovation, and entrepreneurship processes for Educational Innovation in Tecnologico de Monterrey. He was the Dean of the Graduate School of Education. He has worked in the use of technologies in educational, artificial intelligence in education and other educational innovation projects. He holds a Computer Science Engineering Degree from Tecnologico de Monterrey, and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble.

He is chair of the Global Higher Education and Research (GHEAR) Global Challenge Steering Group for The Worldwide Universities Network. He is a member of the International advisory committee of the Institute for Ethical AI in Education, the Digital Credentials Leadership Council, and the Coursera Council. He is active in his Edutrends podcast ( and writing about educational innovation and the use of technology in higher education and lifelong learning.

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