Shamir Allibhai on a panel at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
I believe in dialogue. Vociferously. I spent 10+ years in independent film challenging power, catalyzing dialogue, and mobilizing audiences through documentaries on important issues such as 9/11 and Islamophobia. They won awards at festivals, played on TV, and screened at universities.
Now I focus my time in the tech industry challenging the status quo through innovative products. My "super power" is a deep empathy to users and a persistent (sometimes frustrating) curiosity. It leads me to create compelling content and loyal communities.
This empathetic disposition has been cultivated by living and working on three continents including North America, Europe, and Asia, with travel to 50+ countries, including on assignment to war-torn locations such as Afghanistan and the NW Frontier Province of Pakistan. (San Francisco is now home.)
I have a deep affection for pluralistic societies. And I radically believe in reasonableness.
I seek to combine my passion for tech & media, tenacity as an entrepreneur, creativity as an artist, and propensity for data, in service of endeavors that will move and shake the world.