Gi Fernando
Gi Fernando is an entrepreneurial engineer and an active angel investor in tech and creative industries. He co-founded global social technology leader Techlightenment (sold to Experian plc), the first company to provide a tool on top of the Facebook Ads API.

Gi is passionate about using tech to create a level playing field through unlocking digital skills in young people, and enabling greater diversity and social inclusion.

Gi is Chairman of Freeformers, which he founded in 2012, with a mission to use accelerated learning techniques to help young people, from all backgrounds, to develop high impact digital skills. He created an innovative 1-for-1 model whereby for every person a corporate pays to train, Freeformers delivers the same training to a young person who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity.

Gi was recently invited to attend meetings with the White House’s Tech Inclusion Group. He also sits on Nesta’s Digital Makers Panel, is a Trustee of Cage Cricket, and a board member for Apps for Good.

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Technology's Role in the Education Revolution

(1) Comments | Posted 14 May 2013 | (17:20)

Education needs to be revolutionised. But we haven't got long to make that revolution happen before we start to harm the prospects of young people everywhere.

There, I said it. Education is a thorny subject and I know there are daily battles taking place on the future of it:...

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