Simon Bransfield-Garth

CEO of Azuri Technology: Solar

Simon has 25 years global experience building rapid growth, technology-based businesses including 7 years at Symbian, the phone OS maker, where he was a member of the Leadership Team and VP Global Marketing. He was founder of Myriad Solutions Ltd was formerly an Industrial Fellow at the London based Royal Society. He holds a BA and Ph.D in Engineering from Cambridge University in the UK and was named a Global Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 2013.

On Tuesday’s show, Simon Bransfield-Garth discussed Azuri Technology. Azuri is pioneering bringing solar power to rural areas. 20% of the worlds population still do not have access to main electricity. Azuri finds ways to bring power to these people. Since mobile technology is universal, they combine this technology with solar energy, to reach these off-the grid populations. They avoid the upfront costs associated with solar, by having users pay as they use it, they way they pay for mobile.