Jim Fruchterman – Founder and CEO of Benetech

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Jim Fruchterman

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Jim Fruchterman is the founder and CEO of Benetech, a Silicon Valley nonprofit that empowers communities in need by creating scalable technology solutions. Benetech’s work has transformed how over 400,000 people with disabilities read; made it safer for human rights defenders in over 50 countries to document human rights violations; and equipped environmental conservationists to protect ecosystems and species all over the world. Jim is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and a Distinguished Alumnus of Caltech.

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Read articles that Jim has written on Using Data for Action & for Impact and a piece on Medium about IOT & surveillance called “Little Sister”