Richard Thanki is the co-founder of Jangala, a charitably owned start up developing Wi-Fi systems for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. He has worked with Microsoft, measuring the impact of affordable internet access on rural communities in sub Saharan Africa, and has written extensively advocating for more open access to the radio spectrum. He has an undergraduate degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford and has completed a Masters course in Complex Systems Simulation at the University of Southampton.