2022 Engineering Leader Under 40: Alicia Ramírez Mata, 37
Alicia Ramírez Mata, Chief Technology Officer/Founder, Frenkel Engineering, Mexico City, Mexico
Alicia Ramírez Mata, 37
Chief Technology Officer/Founder
Mexico City, Mexico
BS Mechatronic Engineering, Universidad del Valle de México
Why Alicia is an Engineering Leader
Alicia Ramírez Mata created the first company in Mexico dedicated 100% to offering Industry 4.0 solutions using disruptive technologies, such as the Industrial Internet of Things, cloud computing, Big Data, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. She has helped more than 10 top companies in Mexico to successfully enter to the fourth industrial revolution. Alicia develops patents for new processes to save water and energy produced within the Mexican industry.
Achievements, Advancement & Career-related Industry Contributions
- In 2010, Alicia became the first certified engineer in Mexico to use the Siemens distributed control system, PCS7. Four years later, Alicia won an award for the most successfully executed projects using this system.
- In 2016, Alicia built the first 100% automated plant in Mexico with connection to an industrial cloud.
- Alicia automated the world’s first plate filters in 2017 and was recognized for this achievement globally.
- In 2019, Alicia built the first 4.0 plant in Mexico. She connected the plant to a system that analyzes the data in real time and generates strategies to improve the process.
- In 2020, Alicia spoke publicly on digital transformation and was recognized as a successful woman in Industry 4.0.
- Alicia won second place in LATAM digital leaders for Globant Awards in 2021.
- Most recently, Alicia became part of the 5G deployment committee in Mexico.
Non-work-related Activities & Hobbies
Alicia is a marathon runner and cyclist. She likes to read books about technology and science, and she loves Rubik’s cubes.
Alicia gives talks about how to be a digital transformer to children and young people interested on these issues.
Alicia developed an online platform for professional training where virtual reality, hardware and software interact in real time.
Why Alicia chose this career
“Being involved in mechatronic engineering takes an important role in this new digital era because it involves a multidisciplinary profile and requires a lot of different skills that are helping companies transition to this fourth industrial revolution,” said Alicia. “Therefore, it is a career that offers a complete profile to be a great digital transformer.”