Carlos Miranda Levy
Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the National University of Singapore Entrepreneurship Centre (2010-2011), Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University 2004-2005, Google Developing World Scholarship recipient 2004, acknowledged by CNN as one of Latin America’s top 20 most influential people on the Internet (2000). Carlos has extensive field experience and given conferences and workshops in over 15 countries covering Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, USA and Asia, in the fields of human development, public policy, education, technology, social entrepreneurship, social media and networks, creativity, innovation, and open and collaborative content since 1996. His consulting work includes Public ICT Policies, National ICT Strategies and National Education Portals funded by United Nations, World Bank, IADB and local governments in 10 countries. His education (educar.org), literature (bibliotecasvirtuales.com) and latin virtual cities (civila.com) portals engage 4 million people from around the world.
Carlos has curated TEDxKRP in Singapore and TEDxEarthquake9.0 in Japan on 2011. He also helped organize TEDxSantoDomingo in the Dominican Republic and TEDxNUS in Singapore on 2010. He is now coordinating TEDxPortauPrince in Haiti on June 2011 and speaking at TEDxTokyo on May 2011.
Following the January 10, 2010 earthquake, he led 12 missions to Haiti, all coordinated and executed with an organic approach through social media and mobile technologies. A mere 6 weeks after the Haiti earthquake, he organized a workshop at Stanford University with other key players to share the experience and lessons learned.
Through continuous collaboration with Persuasive Technology Lab and the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford, Carlos went on to create the model for Relief 2.0: running the last mile in disaster response through independent units of local stakeholders and foreign volunteers in the field supported by mobile technologies and social networks to fill the gaps created by bureaucracy and slow response from top-down hierarchies. At the National University of Singapore Entrepreneurship Centre, he developed Relief 2.0 Enterprise: Disaster Relief with dignity, inclusion, generation and distribution of wealth. This model was presented and improved through workshops in Singapore, Stanford, Perú, Chile and Japan.
Following the March 10, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake in Japan, Carlos led a Relief 2.0 mission and organized the TEDxEarthquake9.0 conference with the support of the Grameen Creative Lab at Kyushu University where 26 local and international key players shared and discussed the challenges and their innovative ideas and actions for an efficient, participative and dignified recovery process. He now leads the Relief 2.0 Enterprise B2B initiative in Japan, connecting affected businesses with healthy business to enable them to re-open through business collaboration.http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4100