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Bright Simons is the President of mPedigree, a social enterprise working on three continents in partnership with governments, several of the Fortune 500 companies and grassroots organisations to spread innovative technologies that secure communities from the harmful effects of counterfeiting, especially in such sensitive sectors as health, agriculture, cosmetics and automotive. Bright drove mPedigree's relentless innovation cycle for more than a decade, helping steer the organisation from a focus on authentication and supply chain technologies into the broader spaces of smart sensors, analytics, and intelligent decision support systems. His latest work through his Aspen venture, Koldchain, focuses on the application of "smart polymers" to health cold problems has been supported by the Harvard Innovation Labs, among others. Bright's public spirited work precedes and extends beyond mPedigree. He is a contributor to Harvard Business Review, Quartz magazine, and the BBC. He has served on advisory boards for Microsoft, UCB (Belgian biopharma leader), Lancet, Center for Global Development, World Economic Forum, and Ashesi University. He is an inaugural TED Fellow, WEF Young Global Leader, Tutu Fellow, and Aspen Braddock Scholar. Bright was named a technology visionary "under 35 years" by MIT and one of the 50 World Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine.