Isaac Mao (毛向辉)
Isaac Mao is a philosopher on Sharism, social entrepreneur, blogger, software architect and researcher in learning and social technology. He divides his time between research, social works, business and technology. He is now managing director of Social Brain Foundation, board member to Tor Project, advisory to Global Voices Online and board member to several web 2.0 and new media businesses.
As one of the earliest bloggers in the Chinese community, Isaac is not only co-founder of CNBlog.org which is the earliest evangelizing site in China on grassroots publishing, but also the co-chair of Chinese Blogger Conference (2005 in Shanghai, 2006 in Hangzhou,2007 in Beijing, 2008 in Guangzhou). The CNBlog program then transformed itself into Social Brain Foundation (SBF) later on to umbrella grassroots media and free culture in China covering Free Access, Free Speech and Free Thinking, exampled projects like Ideas Factory, Memedia, Digital Nomads, Open Education and Creative Commons China(before 2006), etc. Isaac is now studying how to apply social doctrines and technologies to totally eclipse global censorship clouds. At the same time, Isaac pays more attention on how social software can really improve the collective intelligences, then help evolve the whole society into a social brain. He is the person behind the concept "Sharism", "Cloud Intelligence" etc. and put them into core discussion on Ars Electronica 2009 symposium.
Isaac is also a global bridge in blogosphere. He is regular speaker/keynote to World Economy Forum, Web 2.0 Summit , Wikimania, Chinese Internet Research Conference, Ci'Num , PICNIC and other global internet cultural events. As a trained software engineer, he has a long history leads developing both business and consumer software. He worked as a Chief Architect in Intel HomeCD project and Tangram BackSchool suite. He applied many HCI methodologies into software design process and improved the usability of software so much. He turns to Social Computing research and organized the first Social Software Forum in China.
Isaac Mao earned BS degree in Computer Science and got MBA training program at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Isaac is also a pedagogy consultant to some local institutions. He acts as advisors for some local hi-tech firms on their business strategiess. Isaac Mao was listed as the people of "2006-2016, Map of the Decade", by Institute for the Future. He is also as director of Shanghai Youth Development Foundation.
Mao ever made several waves in the technology and business world especially with his open letter to Google founders, chanllenging the search engine giant to support anti-censorship effrots and change its China strategy. He always holds a strong voice against censorship in China and nominated as winner of Index on Censorship Journalism Award.
毛向辉是提出“分享主义 ”的哲学学者，Blogger，风险投资家，软件设计师，企业家和在学习技术和社会技术研究者。他把自己的时间分配到研究开发、商业和社会工作等领域。现在毛向辉是智元创投的合伙人，群智基金会（Social Brain Foundation，SBF）创立者，全球之声在线（Global Voices Online）和若干互联网和新媒体互联网和新媒体企业的董事会成员和顾问。
作为华人网络社区里最早的Blogger之一，毛向辉不仅联合创办了最早给中国“草根出版”传来福音的网站CNBlog.org，而且还共同发起组织了中文网志年会（Chinese Blogger Conference）（2005/上海，2006/杭州， 2007/北京, 2008/广州）。CNBlog团队之后发展为群智基金会（Social Brain Foundation，SBF），旨在推动中国自由访问、自由言论、自由思考等领域的自由文化基础。SBF最近的项目有NPO 2.0, 创意工厂、数字游牧、开放教育、创作共用(CC)中国项目等。
毛向辉也是Blog空间里的一架国际性的桥梁。他经常出席世界经济论坛(WEF)、 Web 2.0峰会、国际维基媒体大会（Wikimania）、中国互联网大会 (Chinese Internet Conference) 和其他的全球性的互联网文化活动，发表主题演讲。作为一个训练有素的软件工程师，毛向辉长期引领了商业和消费者软件多年来的发展前沿。曾经担任英特尔 HomeCD项目和易方软件公司BackSchool产品组的总设计师。在软件设计过程中，他引用了许多人机交互（HCI）的技术，大大地提高了软件的可用性。现在毛向辉转向研究社会性大脑(Socail Brain)和群体智慧(Collective Intelligence)，并在中国组织了第一届社会性软件论坛（Social Software Forum），同时把云智能（Cloud Intelligence）的概念带到了他所主持的奥地利电子艺术节中。
拥有计算机科学学士和MBA学位，毛向辉还是哈佛大学伯克曼互联网和社会中心的研究员。他还担任教育机构的教育学顾问，并为一些中国本地高科技公司提供了业务策略方面的建议。他还被美国未来学会（Institute for the Future）列入“2006-2016，十年路标”人物之一，并担任上海青少年发展基金会的理事等社会职务。转贴于：24EN.COM