This Blog is the journey of fulfilling a dream of reaching at least a third of the world’s population through technology, innovation and creativity and leaving a positive impact in the lives of those reached. Although this journey started over 3 years ago, I’ve now made it a lifetime purpose to pursue this will all my heart, skills and passion and dream of the day of reaching that goal of 2 Billion people through activities that I am involved in. You can expect updates from my journey and I will share what are new in the world of technology and innovation that can be used to make this dream a reality. There will still be a strong focus on using technology for community empowerment as I believe this is vital to support the global change agents who will make this dream a reality.
Short Bio of Marlon Parker
Marlon Parker is a Social Entrepreneur and and active activist of using Social Media and Mobile Technology for Social Good. He obtained his Masters degree in Information Technology (Cum Laude) and is currently busy with his PhD. He is often invited by many organisations and institutions (UCT Graduate School of Business, University of Rhodes, schools, NGOs, corporate) across the country as guest speaker on ICT for Community Empowerment. Marlon also produced several research academic papers, supervises post-grad students and co-authored in a published book called “The social and economical impacts of e-commerce“. He was also nominated in 2009 and 2010 as one of the Top Young South Africans by the Mail and Guardian. His passion for community development has influenced his work and led to being the founder of the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) a global movement currently in 6 countries worldwide. He is also the founder and CEO of JamiiX a cloud and mobile customer support platform being used to provide counselling and support services to more than 300,000 people accross Africa, Europe and Asia.