Work and learning

Professional work experiences

A long-time steward in the Openness movement, I have led community program design, strategy and communications roles in noted nonprofits including Wikimedia Foundation, Centre for Internet & Society, Mozilla, and Internet Society. As a National Geographic Explorer and filmmaker, I have produced several documentary films focusing on the protection of indigenous and endangered languages. In 2019 he furthered his research on digital rights through the Yoti Digital Identity Fellowship. An early changemaker, I founded OpenSpeaks for documentation of at-risk languages and co-founded O Foundation, an organization that works at the intersection of digital rights and Openness.

Long biography

Subhashish is a steward in the Openness movement and he works at the intersections of Openness, digital/human rights, diversity and inclusion. For over a decade, he has led strategy and programs in many noted nonprofits including Wikimedia Foundation, Centre for Internet & Society, Mozilla, Internet Society and EngageMedia. As a National Geographic Explorer and documentary filmmaker, he has documented many indigenous and endangered languages. He has also co-created a range of open resources for the documentation of at-risk languages under the ambit of OpenSpeaks, a project that he founded.

During 2019-2020, Subhashish was a Digital Identity Fellow at Yoti where he researched the nuanced perspectives of many marginalized communities in India to make a documentary film on Aadhaar, India’s national digital ID program.

Along with others in 2017, he co-founded O Foundation (OFDN), a research and advocacy organization working on intersectional issues in Openness, diversity and inclusion, and digital rights.

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