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Meet our Advisors: Sartaj Anand

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Meet our Advisors: Sartaj Anand Sartaj Anand is a Parallel Entrepreneur with an Unreasonable Dream to positively Impact 1 Billion Human Lives within his lifetime. This is the core reason and motivation for all his actions and, as a result, he enables other individuals and organizations around him to create exponential social and economic impact globally. Sartaj currently runs a boutique consulting firm - Egomonk , focused on Innovation and Strategy and is in the process of launching his nonprofit – Billion Strong. Some of the networks he belongs to include TED, Ashoka, Sandbox, Kairos Society and the Pearson Foundation. He has traveled, worked and co-created in more than 20 countries spread over 4 continents so far and now focuses on providing authentic thought leadership, driving empathic conversations and creating life changing experiences. How do you think technologies and new media can help make the world a better place? Technology and New Media are particularly fascinating because they are systemically disrupting the way we lead our lives. I believe we are transitioning to a Collaborative Economy model and thus several macro trends such as Citizen Media, Quantified Self, 3D printing, etc. have come into existence solely because they have been enabled by the appropriate technologies. This is a momentous period and I am convinced that these trends will deliver massive benefits in the near future. For example, if we consider Citizen Media platforms more closely we see that benefits such as democratized access to broadcast channels, removal of traditional biases and facilitated movement to a Free Information Market have all already contributed to making our world a better place. How do you see yourself participating within +SocialGood? I think +SocialGood has immense potential and I’m interested in exploring opportunities to really help it scale so that it can sustainably enable and impact as many lives as possible. I’m good at a couple of things – ideating, storytelling, growth hacking and building communities - and I want to use these skills to help mobilize support for putting our collective ideas into action globally. Why should innovators and young leaders around the world join +SocialGood? I think +SocialGood is the first platform to really understand that the only way to rapidly and effectively solve human challenges is to take a glocal approach leveraging technology and new media as social levers. Innovators and young leaders are usually islands unto themselves but +SocialGood offers them a forum to unite as a trusted community of doers. This group can, in turn, rely on each other for support, knowledge sharing and networking so that they are able to create, grow or replicate successful initiatives globally. It’s a very different and refreshing approach to tackling our issues but I am confident that it will resonate with several people all over the world. Connect with Sartaj: @sartajanand Check out Sartaj's profile ! Read More
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Meet our Advisors: Maria Ressa

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Meet our Advisors: Maria Ressa Maria A. Ressa is the founder and CEO of Rappler.com. This experienced journalist from the Philippines believes harnessing social networks in the country ComScore called "the social media capital of the world" can build institutions bottom up. How do you think technologies and new media can help make the world a better place? As long as I've been a journalist, we've been limited to telling stories.  While stories are powerful, technology now allows journalists to go a step further and take action.     Rappler  is an example of how a small group of journalists can harness technology for social change - particularly in a country where institutions are weak and corruption is endemic.  Technology allows crowdsourced actions that help build institutions bottom-up.   Social media amplifies the spread of content and pushes crowdsourcing.  Millions of crowdsourced actions on our patented user-engagement model (built around our mood meter and mood navigator ) form big data, which we mine for greater insights about the society we serve. Many of the ideas we use today are natural evolutions of what I did  as head of the news group of ABS-CBN, the Philippines' largest multi-media conglomerate.  With one added factor: I spent a year doing research on how terrorism spreads through social networks.  What I learned in writing FROM BIN LADEN TO FACEBOOK  forms part of the foundation of Rappler.    How do you see yourself participating within +SocialGood? I believe it's a time of collaboration, a time to merge social networks - physical and virtual - to scale and help turn big ideas into reality.  I look forward to exchanging ideas and collaborating with others around the world who believe technology can be used to push dramatic change at a unique time for all of us.   Why should innovators and young leaders around the world join +SocialGood? You can't achieve anything great alone.  And if you want to tackle societal problems, you'll need help.  That's what I hope we provide: a place to exchange ideas and create partnerships to help us reach a tipping point.  Chek out Maria's profile! Read More
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Meet our Advisors: Ismaël Le Mouël

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Meet our Advisors: Ismaël Le Mouël Ismaël Le Mouël is founder of Mail for Good and Social Good Week in France. Check out his thoughts on new media on empowering communities through technology so that they have maximum social impact.  Read More
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Meet our Advisors: Carolina De Andrade

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Meet our Advisors: Carolina De Andrade Carolina De Andrade is the coordinator of Social Good Brazil. She tells us why she is passionate about creativity, innovation and positive social impact. Read More