Bright Simons is Chief Executive Officer of the mPedigree Network, where he pioneered a system that allows consumers to instantly check whether their medicines are counterfeits or not 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; and is a member of the UN Secretary General's taskforce on innovative models in healthcare. He was a Fellow and a member of the faculty of the Salzburg Global Seminar Session 481, "Innovating for Value in Health Care Delivery: Better Cross-Border Learning, Smarter Adaptation and Adoption" in 2011. Bright is a also a member of the Advisory Council of IC Publications, one of the world's leading publishers focused on Africa and the African diaspora.