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Hilmi Quraishi

Hilmi Quraishi is the Co-Founder of ZMQ - a Technology for Development social enterprise, based in India. Hilmi is an Ashoka-Lemelson Fellow recognized for his technology based innovations for the world’s most urgent social problems. He is a pioneer in using mobile phones to reach out to grass-root communities. As a social entrepreneur, Hilmi specializes in developing innovative technological solutions in low-resource settings which effectively reaches out to the bottom-of-the-pyramid markets. He has created over 120 social mobile games and implemented over 25 targeted mobile phone interventions on healthcare in Asia and Africa. Under a new initiative Mobile for All, Hilmi is advocating for "Universal Right to Connectivity" as a "Right to Life" to provide free primary healthcare services to under-privileged and rural communities in India using mobile phones. Hilmi has earned his Masters in Computer Engineering with specialization in educational technology and human performance solutions from Georgian Technical University. He is a prominent speaker on mobile technology and social business conferences and forums. His articles and works are regularly published in newspapers and magazines, worldwide.