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Bright Simons

President, mPedigree

Bright Simons is president of the mPedigree Network, where he pioneered a system that allows consumers to instantly check whether their medicines are counterfeits by sending a free text message. He is director of development 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 numerous awards, ranging from an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Award, Marie Curie and Commonwealth Vision Grants to a PPARC Scholarship in Gamma Ray Astronomy. Bright is consulted on innovation strategy by international organizations such as the World Bank, UNECA, USAID, and the Commonwealth. He is a Fellows of Salzburg Global Seminar Session 481, "Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery: Better Cross-Border Learning, Smarter Adaptation and Adoption" in 2011.

 

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