Bright Simons

Coordinator of the mPedigree Network, IMANI-Ghana

Bright B. Simons' interests are in technology, development, political economy, and how these phenomena intersect to create large-scale change. His work in these areas has been channeled through the mPedigree Network (www.mPedigree.Net), as well as through the public interest organisation IMANI (www.imanighana.org), a research institute ranked among the world's 20 most innovative think tanks by the United Nations University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Bright invented the mPedigree mobile phone anti-counterfeiting system, which is already contributing to the fight against counterfeit medicines, a cause of death for an estimated 2,000 people around the world daily.

Bright is an Ashoka Fellow, a TED Fellow, an Archbishop Tutu Fellow, an IYF Fellow, a Tech Museum Laureate, and a member of the Crans Montana Forum and the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Councils, Risk Response Network, and Technology Pioneers communities. A Brain Trust member of the IMD's Evian Group, Bright is regularly consulted as a resource person by such organisations as the World Bank, the West African Health Organisation, the African Union, the United Nations, and the Commonwealth. In the course of these activities, he has addressed many of the Fortune 100 CEOs and been cited in such influential media as the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, the New York Times, the Guardian, the Financial Times, Asian Times, and the BBC, where he is a frequent commentator on the intersection between business trends and social affairs.


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Bright Simons promotes innovative approaches for consumer protection
Posted on 13 Feb 2019 at 2:21am

Bright Simons joins 2019 Braddock Scholars Program
Posted on 6 Feb 2019 at 4:46am

Bright Simons, Using Technology to Impact Everyday Life
Posted on 15 Feb 2019 at 5:04pm

Waste, fraud threatening healthcare system - Bright Simons
Posted on 23 Aug 2018 at 8:27pm

mPedigree Battles Counterfeit Drugs Through Innovative Verification System
Posted on 25 Apr 2017 at 7:52am

Fighting Counterfeit Drugs With Mobile Technology
Posted on 5 Dec 2010 at 9:30pm

HP and African Social Enterprise mPedigree Network Fight Counterfeit Drugs in...
Posted on 5 Dec 2010 at 7:01pm

Bright Simons wins Ghana one more ICT innovation award with mPedigree
Posted on 2 Sep 2009 at 5:00pm

HP, mPedigree Network introduce life-saving service to fight counterfeit drug...
Posted on 5 Dec 2010 at 4:00pm

Fighting fake drugs with high-tech solutions
Posted on 29 Mar 2011 at 5:00pm



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