About me

Oscar Howell is an independent writer and translator, IT expert, researcher and Harvard alumnus.

Óscar Howell

Óscar Howell

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.

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