Fighting Counterfeit Medicine with Technology
Bright Simons is the President of mPedigree, where he pioneered a system that allows consumers to instantly check whether products they buy are counterfeits or not by sending a free text message.
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He is honorary director of development research at IMANI; a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils (on Data and development), 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; and is a member of the United Nations taskforce on innovative models in healthcare and the Lancet Commission on Sub-Saharan Africa. He has appeared on prime time BBC shows, been cited by the Economist magazine, and been profiled by MIT’s Tech Review’s as one of the world’s most impressive visionaries under age 35.
Last year, Fortune Magazine named Bright in their 50 World’s Greatest Leaders list among other industry players like Apple & Amazon CEOs, Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos respectively and also Pope Francis.
Bright Simons is part of the 2017 class of Tällberg Global Leaders and winner of the Eliasson Global Leadership Prize of the Tällberg Foundation