Oscar Howell is an independent writer and translator, IT expert, researcher and Harvard alumnus.
He is curremtly working on three books to be published in 2016 and 2017: The history of Estafeta, a Mexican logistics company, a second book titled “The Hidden Hand” about the problems that companies and organizations face with global digital activism, and his first novel in Spanish.
Topics of interest, research and writing:
- Digital activism and politics in the network
- Online collaboration and engagement
- Business and Human Rights (in special concerning global technology corporations)
- History of technology and society
- Open Innovation
An experienced C-level executive, has held several positions in product development, innovation, management of information systems, general management; as well as successfully launched 4 technology start-ups as the head of an intra-company Incubation Lab. Has also held non-executive board positions, and has advised several corporations and start-ups in technology strategy, innovation, IT turn-around projects and entrepreneurship.
Has attended the Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW), MIT, Harvard, U. Pompeu Fabra and Leiden University. Speaks and writes in Spanish, German and English.
Was a co-founder and president of BuzonE, a ground-breaking SaaS solution for e-invoicing and electronic document storage and distribution in Mexico. Founded T48Media in Boston in 2009. Also a co-founder of Brechas, a NFP organization that uses wikis to help communities and NGOs share knowledge and information. Has won the MIT 100K Competition runner-up price in the mobile technologies track in 2009, with a business model for providing banking services for the unbanked in developing countries.