Formerly a professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Craig Warren Smith is now the HITLab's Senior Advisor. One of the founders of the global movement to close the Digital Divide, Dr. Smith's focus is to explore the social and cultural impacts of digital technology and the nature of public/private partnerships and new strategic alliances that extend the benefits of technology to consumers that have been excluded from technology's benefits. See DigitalDivide.org. He conducts research and
presents seminars that address the cultural and spiritual impacts of digital technologies in emerging markets. See SpiritualComputing.com
Outside of academia, he has advised multinational corporations (Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Nokia, Oracle), philanthropic institutions (Ford, Rockefeller
and Kellogg Foundations), ministers of emerging markets (India, Indonesia, Thailand), and intergovernmental institutions (UN, UNESCO, World Bank, OECD), and leading universities (Harvard, MIT.) See craigwarrensmith.com
He is the author of the "strategic corporate citizenship" paradigm, as initially presented in a seminal article for Harvard Business Review. For two decades, he has been an innovator on the themes of the themes of philanthropy, corporate citizenship, social entrepreneurship and
public/private partnership—acting as activist, speaker, writer, strategy advisor, businessman and publisher.
Today he considers strategies for enhancing human impacts of the mobile revolution in Southeast Asia. In particular his is building a model of a stakeholder alliance for Indonesia's 250 million citizens, who are largely excluded from the digital revolution. It is called Investor Alliance
Against Digital Divide. http://www.digitaldivide.org/dd/indonesia.html
For 25 years he has also been also a Buddhist instructor and teacher of a method of mind/body training derived from Tibetan monastic dance called Mudra Training. His instruction has been recently sponsored by the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City and is conveyed at mudrainstitute.org.