Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI)
Rodrigo Baggio is Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI), a global NGO headquartered in Brazil that transforms lives and strengthens low-income communities by empowering people with information and communication technology. CDI uses technology to fight poverty, stimulate entrepreneurship and create changemakers. CDI, pioneer of digital inclusion in Latin America, supports 803 CDI Community Centers in 13 countries in Latin America, UK, US and Jordan. He and CDI have won more than 60 awards from organizations including UNICEF, UNESCO, the Technology Museum, Time, Fortune, CNN and the World Economic Forum. Formerly, he worked as Artificial Intelligence Specialist for Accenture and managed IBM's ?Reinventing Education? programme. He envisaged the use of computers to promote social inclusion and launched initiatives such as the first computer donation campaign in Brazil (Computers for All). In 1995, he founded the first Information Technology and Citizens Rights schools in one of Rio de Janeiro's slums. He holds the honorary title of Doctor in Humane Letters from the School of Computer Science of DePaul University.