Joy Tang

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= participant in the Asia Commons Deep Dive workshop, Oct 12-14, 2012; Bangkok, Thailand


Currently active with: Rewilding Earth, Dharma Drum Universtiy, Global Women's Leadership Network

Joy Tang:

"Coming from a diverse cultural background, Ms. Joy Tang combines her knowledge and experiences in both private and public sectors to serve humanity and to build community prosperity. As a global community builder, she builds her expertise around initiatives to promote whole-system design and collaboration to do good, Internet equality, indigenous culture and local content, human capacity building and social enterprises creation.

While at Cisco Systems, she held positions in the areas of Government Alliances, Emerging Market Development, Sales Development, Executive Business Briefing and Service Advocacy. As a Cisco Fellow she gained specialized skills and knowledge in the field of development focusing on the areas of human capacity building, education, ICT4D, Corporate Social Responsibility, social entrepreneurship and culture learning which were used to: • Assist the start up of a NGO called Teachers Without Borders; • Develop One Economy programs in depressed areas in the USA; • Engage in ITU’s Least Developed Countries Initiative helping to address the digital divide in areas of the world suffering from extreme poverty.

With the evolution of the Internet, she has been focusing on the design, development and deployment of oneVillage Initiative (OVI) for whole system thinking and collaboration: • Highlights the role of ICT in building a interdisciplinary, bottom up approach • Focuses on critical issues that threaten the viability and stability of global villages; • Provides capacity building services to unleash human potentials and motivation to do good.

Joy believes that, multiplying society’s capacity to adapt and change intelligently and constructively and building the necessary underlying collaborative architecture, is the world’s most critical opportunity now. The opportunity is here for everyone." (

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