Dr. Sam Lanfranco is Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar (Economics), at York University (Toronto), where he continues to teach. He started working issues of information and communication technologies (ICT) and development in the late 1970’s while at UNCTAD (Geneva), was on the founding board of the Toronto Free Net, was a member of the founding team for the Bellanet Secretariat at IDRC (Ottawa), and is recent past Chair of the Board of the Ottawa based Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH), Past President of his local Milford Village fall fair board, treasurer of the local Mariners Museum, and a member of the founding board of Habitat for Humanity, Canada.
He continues to work on issues of ICT organizational development and social process, recently presented a panel presentation on ICANN Internet governance issues at ICANN 45. He is also an advisor to the Ambedkar Centre for Justice and Peace (ACJP) in Mumbai, India, and advisor to a number of internet start up initiatives in Canada and the United States. His current research is on the application of crowd-sourced information for supply line accountability and transparency.