Bright Simons is currently the President of mPedigree, a mobile phone anti-counterfeiting system, which is already contributing to the fight against counterfeit medicines (a cause of death for an estimated 2000 people around the world daily). Bright is an Ashoka Fellow, TED Fellow, Archbishop Tutu Fellow, Tech Museum Laureate, and a member of the Crans Montana Forum, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council’s, Risk Response Network and Technology Pioneers Communities. Bright is regularly consulted as a resource person by organizations including the World Bank, the West African Health Organization, the African Union and the Commonwealth. Throughout the course of these activities he has addressed many of the Fortune 100 CEOs and has been cited in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The New York Times, Guardian, Financial Times, Asian Times, and the BBC, where he is a frequent commentator on the intersection between business trends and social affairs. Simons has channeled his interest in technology, political economy, and how these phenomena intersect to create large-scale change through the mPedigree Network and the public interest organization, IMANI.
President, mPedigree Network