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Bright Simons

mPedigree Network
2013 Innovator Under 35

Bright Simons is President of the mPedigree Network [link to:www.mpedigree.net], where he pioneered a system that allows consumers to instantly check whether their medicines are counterfeits or not by sending a free text message. He is honorary director of research at IMANI; a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Councils, Young Global Leaders, and Technology Pioneers Communities; a TED and Ashoka fellow; and a Brain Trust member of the Evian Group at IMD. He is a recipient of an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Award, and a previous Marie Curie and Royal Commonwealth Society honoree. Bright sits on Advisory Councils devising strategy for globally influential organisations such as Sanofi, Microsoft, the UN Secretary General's taskforce on innovative models in healthcare, the Institute of Global Health Innovation, and IC Publications, one of the world's leading publishers focused on the global African community. He is a Global Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, where he also served on the 2011 faculty for healthcare.
MIT Technology Review article: http://www.technologyreview.com/lists/innovators-under-35/2013/entrepreneur/bright-simons/