Theo is the founder of The People's Vision and is dedicated to developing transformational Internet and mobile based solutions and business models that empower people and facilitate the emergence of a fairer, more connected and sustainable world.
Theo was involved in the introduction of pioneering Unified Communications technologies into Europe for Vivao Plc, Technology and Marketing consultancy for telecoms companies Transnet, Euphony and Stanhope, and while with Hanson Cooke publishing, facilitating international Public-Private Partnerships at Board and Ministerial level for the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Theo received a United Nations Award for the contribution of MDG Game to the Millennium Development Goals. Working closely with the United Nations who provided official data and statistical information, Theo designed MDG Game, a fun and easy way to learn about the MDGs. MDG Game is recognized as the first educational online game on the MDGs that incorporates official United Nations statistical data.
A former Decathlon champion, Theo enjoys running and swimming to keep fit, connecting with like minds and collaborating on disruptive technologies that realize global human potential.
Former Minister of Communications of Finland. Ms Lindén was previously Minister of Culture, 1999-2002. She is a member of the National Coalition Party and has been a Member of Parliament since 1995.
In Parliament, she has been Chair of the Education and Culture Committee, and Vice Chair of the parliamentary group of the National Coalition Party. She has also been Member of the Speaker’s Council, Foreign Affairs Committee, Committee for the Future, Transport and Communications Committee.
Ms Lindén has held positions of trust in a number of organisations. These include positions as Chair of the Ubiquitous Information Society Advisory Board, Member of the Board of the Finnish Cultural Heritage Foundation, Chair of the Vocational Education and Training Board and Member of the Oulu City Council. In the Government Minister Lindén is responsible for co-ordinating information society issues. Ms Lindén holds a Master of Science degree (major in computer science) from the University of Oulu.
With over 25 years of business ownership, operations, sales and management leadership, Kit Slater is known by her peers as a high achiever. Leveraging experience as both a seasoned business entrepreneur and corporate leader, she streamlines business development and energizes the team to meet or exceed business objectives. She is a strategic thinker that creates innovative sales strategies for increased profitability and healthy growth initiatives, while maintaining a keen focus on customer care and service. Her experience in developing beneficial relationships with strategic partners creates a strong alliance and better business experience for all parties involved.
During her 25 years in aerospace, she successfully penetrated the international aerospace market working with US and allied programs, NASA programs, airlines, and global corporate and general aviation communities. She built strategic alliances with both customers and manufacturers, forged positive regulatory changes, expanded distribution, and led sales in the market.
As a founder and CEO of several successful start-ups, Ms. Slater's discipline in balancing risk and opportunity, and engaging the strengths of the team, resulted in solid foundations for her business endeavors.
Always passionate about building business and creating long-lasting relationships, Ms. Slater actively participates in several organizations:
Mrs. Coumba Touré is the founder and President of Advanced Development for Africa (ADA) Foundation. Born in Mali, Mrs. Touré began her education in Russia where she earned a Masters Degree in Microbiology. Subsequently, she went on to the Institute of Virology in Hamburg, Germany, and finally specialized in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at John Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Early in her career, Mrs. Touré was Chief of the Virology Laboratory at the Institute for Health Research in Mali. She then moved on to the World Bank where she conducted the technical review of health projects in Africa, and assisted in project design, monitoring progress and evaluation of various programs.
Since 2000, Mrs. Touré has worked at the World Health Organization (WHO) where she effectively developed and implemented the African AIDS Vaccine Program (AAVP). During this time, she also worked on its strategic plan and established partnerships within the WHO as well as with external partners.
To date, Mrs. Touré has successfully dedicated her life’s passion and commitment to improving the health of the people around the world, particularly throughout the continent of Africa.
Tim brings a strong mobile background to The People's Vision as we seek to provide a high value mobile offering to our partners and customers.
Tim is a well motivated and hard working team player with strong contacts throughout the SIM industry and is a renowned 'industry expert' with a reputation for strategic leadership with a strong customer focus.
He was the architect of Vodafone UK and the Vodafone Group's SIM service capabilities where his title was SIM Technical Design Authority. While at Vodafone, Tim's responsibilities included production of the SIM technology roadmap, technical lead for all SIM/USIM technology matters both in Vodafone UK and Vodafone Global, development and introduction of new SIM/USIM platform and profiles and representaion of Vodafone at ETSI SCP, ETSI M2M, GSMA SCAG, OMA, BSi and UKMFC Foru.
Tim was also Head of SIM Engineering, Head of Devices and SIM Technical Architect at Truphone, a world leading multi-IMSI global roaming solution, where he was responsible for SIM Engineering, OTA (Over The Air) Engineering and for the complete technical and commercial end to end design and delivery of SIMs, SIM OTA and Device OTA.
As well as the SIM experience Tim also has handset design experience with Philips and NEC and have device management, logistics, roaming, number management and team building experience with Vodafone, Truphone and Cell C (south Africa) as well as standards writing experience in ETSI and 3GPP.
Tim is a prolific author of Standards, Patents, Roadmaps, Specifications, Project Plans and Presentation Material, and his specialties include innovation, standardisation, SIM cards, mBanking, Machine to Machine (M2M), MVNO propositions, electronics production, mobile NFC, bespoke project delivery.
Al-Noor Ramji is one of the best-known figures in information technology in Europe, widely recognized as a leading IT visionar. He has an undisputed track record of successfully leveraging information technology to achieve business objective.
Al-Noor has just completed a turnaround at Misys, the global leader in financial services software, where he was the executive vice president and general manager of Misys Banking. Previously Mr. Ramji served in various executive roles at British Telecom, most recently as chief executive officer for BT Innovate and Design and chief information officer and chief technology officer of BT Group.
Prior to British Telecom, he was executive vice president, chief information officer and chief e-commerce officer for Qwest Communications. Al-Noor has also served as chief information officer at UBS (when it was called SBC) and, prior to UBS, as global head of operations at Credit Suisse First Boston. He is a multi-year winner of the CIO 100 Award, CIO Insight IT Leader of the Year 2009, and the British Computer Society CIO of the Year.
Doug brings significant experience and expertise in governanance and ethics in the philanthropic sector to The People's Vision to enable our business meet its social impact objectives.
A long-time leader in the United States' philanthropic community, Doug is an author, professor, and an advisor to nonprofit organizations and philanthropists. He teaches board governance, ethics and fundraising at Columbia University's Master of Science in Fundraising Management program. He is the former academic director of New York University's Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising where, in addition to his management responsibilities, he taught ethics-based fundraising and board governance. He has also been an advisor to BoardSource, the nation's leading organization dedicated to "building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service."
Since 1979 Doug has advised hundreds of charities of all types and sizes. Today, he works closely with select organizations on ethics decision-making, board governance, and fundraising. A few of the more interesting organizations with which he has worked include: Aid for AIDS, Ambassadors for Philanthropy, Children's Hospital Boston, Greenpeace USA and Young Pioneers.
Bernard Lietaer, author of The Future of Money (translated in 18 languages), is an international expert in the design and implementation of currency systems. He has studied and worked in the field of money for more than 30 years in an unusually broad range of capacities including as a Central Banker, a fund manager, a university professor, and a consultant to governments in numerous countries, multinational corporations, and community organizations.
He co-designed and implemented the convergence mechanism to the single European currency system (the Euro) and served as president of the Electronic Payment System at the National Bank of Belgium (the Belgian Central Bank). He co-founded and managed GaiaCorp, a top performing currency fund whose profits funded investments in environmental projects. A former professor of International Finance at the University of Louvain, he has also taught at Sonoma State University and Naropa University and has written numerous books and articles about money systems, including Of Human Wealth (forthcoming, 2011), Monnaies Regionales (2008), and The Mystery of Money (2000).
Franz is a biomedical engineer dedicated to the holistic and multi-disciplinary field of global development. Having gathered experience in Africa, Europe, and Latin-America he has attained an in-depth knowledge of the international development world. He has also gained considerable know-how working with Advanced Development for Africa (ADA), where he has been engaged on different approaches to address the Millennium Development Goals, especially those involving Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Working in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and a number of other institutions, both within and outside of the UN system, has allowed Franz to build strong links with governments, multilateral agencies, foundations, as well as the private sector.
Bradley started with our technology team as a designer and has since moved into various roles. He is one of the minds behind some of the revolutionary features in our applications and works closely with the rest of the team to ensure all the features work together and look as good as possible.
Bradley has shown his value to the team by being able to adjust his workload at any time which has been vital for moving forward. His has additionally proved very versatile, being able to quickly move from programming work to concept realization and design.
Bradley is a family man, who has a passion for Ice Hockey and gaming.
With over 10 years experience at designing and developing websites David has been instrumental in developing the style and user-friendly design of our websites.
His career has included the roles of Change Management Consultant, Process Management Consultant and Specialist Trainer, all of which help to make web design more robust and effective.
David has been a mentor and judge for his local Youth Enterprise scheme and has developed websites for worthy causes such as an anti-bullying project and the Samaritans. In his spare time David is also a qualified hypnotherapist and enjoys the challenge of helping people with their problems.