Cristina Pombo

Location: Washington, D.C., USA

Cristina Pombo is an economist with an emphasis on social policy working at the intersection of technology and government, ethics, and AI. Her focus areas include trustworthy AI, ethics and AI, technology and government, and public policy.

As Principal Advisor Head of the Digital and Data Cluster Social Sector Department of Inter-American Development Bank, Cristina advises the manager and division chiefs of the IDB´s social sector on operational issues and digital transformation strategies in education, health, social protection, labor markets, gender, diversity, and migration. In this capacity, she spearheads initiatives that leverage digital technologies to improve social services like fAIr LAC, the first public-private alliance for the responsible use of artificial intelligence in the region. 

Cristina is part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Network of Experts on AI. She is also an expert in Digital Transformation in Governments from the Harvard Kennedy School and in data ethics from the University of Michigan.

She was a guest faculty member for the New York University GovLab online course, AI Ethics: Global Perspectives, and won a Women in Technology Award in 2019 from the International Financial Institution for her outstanding efforts in championing women in technology.

Cristina reads more than 55 books a year and enjoys swimming, running, and biking.