OUR MISSION IS TO DEVELOP SOLUTIONS THAT ENSURE SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES
What problem are we looking to solve?
Along with its many, many, many benefits, the information age has brought with it, perils to humanity that needs to be addressed right now. The rapid spread of info-tech in each and every phase of our lives and the dependence of social communities on it, has happened without the development of education and regulatory models in a timely fashion. Even traditional societal control frameworks like religion, politics, and media are facing upheavals without a viable transition roadmap that maintains social stability and accountability. Unchecked advances of infotech is has serious national security implications and that needs to addressed right now. We need a Socio-Tech movement that finds the balance between technological advances and the ability of social frameworks to adapt to them. Socio-Tech Academy is looking to champion that movement.
Karthik Krishna’s personal motivation is based on what is in the US Declaration of Independence: If there is something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have responsibility to take action.
Having worked hands-on with diverse stakeholders on building roadmaps for infrastructure modernization and implementing advanced communication networks, Karthik developed a strong intuition that there was a growing imbalance between traditional social control frameworks and the advances of technology. Recent global developments following the disclosures from Edward Snowden and Julian Assange strengthened his belief on the need to champion Socio-Tech. And, coming across the book Data and Goliath, written by a globally renowned cyber security “guru” – Bruce Schneier” – provided the critically important credibility to the Socio-Tech point-of-view and the fact that his intuition was right. Something had to be done about it.
Karthik worked closely with a globally recognized cyber security expert – Christopher Gorog to build a cyber security Center of Excellence in Colorado, USA. Together they realized that, instead of addressing it as an issue limited to technical cyber security professionals, security of the digital world should be approached from a wider social perspective. Thus Socio-Tech Academy LLC was born.