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Company: MPEDIGREE NETWORK
Location: Accra, Ghana
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology
Bright Simons is president of mPedigree [www.mpedigree.net], pioneer of the world's most popular text-message based anti-counterfeiting platform [goldkeys.org]. He is honorary director of research at IMANI; a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and Technology Pioneer; a TED and Ashoka fellow; and a Brain Trust member of the Evian Group at IMD. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Award. Bright is consulted on innovation strategy by international organizations such as the World Bank, UNECA, USAID, and the Commonwealth; and is a member of the United Nations taskforce on innovative models in healthcare. He is a Global Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, where he also served on the 2011 faculty for healthcare. Bright is furthermore a member of the Advisory Board of IC Publications, one of the world's leading publishers focused on Africa and the African diaspora; of the Microsoft for Afrika Advisory Council; and of the Sanofi Digital and Africa 2.0 Advisory boards.