Tech Advisory Group

Established December 2017, the Tech Advisory Group guides Business & Human Rights Resource Centre in its use of technology to empower advocates working to put human rights at the centre of business, strengthen corporate accountability, and increase transparency. In 2018, we will continue to grow the Tech Advisory Group to include diverse experts from business, academia, philanthropy and civil society.

If you are interested in our work with technology or the work of the Tech Advisory Group, please contact Joe Bardwell ([email protected]).

Members of the Tech Advisory Group

Jeffrey Ullman

Jeff UllmanJeff Ullman is the Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Engineering (Emeritus) in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford, and is the CEO of Gradiance Corp. He received a B.S. degree from Columbia University in 1963 and a PhD from Princeton in 1966.  Prior to his appointment at Stanford in 1979, he was a member of the technical staff of Bell Laboratories from 1966-1969, and on the faculty of Princeton University between 1969 and 1979. From 1990-1994, he was chair of the Stanford Computer Science Department. Ullman was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1989, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012, and has held Guggenheim and Einstein Fellowships. He has received the Sigmod Contributions Award (1996), the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award (1998), the Knuth Prize (2000), the Sigmod E. F. Codd Innovations award (2006), the IEEE von Neumann medal (2010), and the NEW C&C Foundation Prize (2017). He is the author of 16 books, including books on database systems, compilers, automata theory, and algorithms.


Radhika Shah

Radhika is an Angel & Impact investor from Silicon Valley, and CoPresident at Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs; a community of over 1100 entrepreneurial Stanford students, faculty members and alumni. She has been an advisor, mentor, co-convener & judge at Innovation Accelerators Startx & Skydeck Labs, US SBA and UN Solutions Summit. She is a founding volunteer of the mentoring group and is a speaker/panelist at Stanford and Berkeley classes, seminars, and events, such as the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, SDG Media Zone at United Nations HQ, and The National Academy of Sciences.  

Radhika is passionate about leveraging technology for social good, and has been active in civic engagement & social causes since her early childhood, having grown up under the influence of the Gandhi Ashram and Gandhian thought-leader grandfather. She is an advisor to the Sustainable Development Goals Philanthropy Platform, co-founded the former Ashoka SV chapter, sits on the SVLeadership Council for Action for India, and is an advisor to Impact Experiences and Illumen Capital a Fund of Impact Funds. 

She sits on the International Advisory Network for the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) and is also a founding member of the Tech Advisory group for BHRRC. Radhika holds a M.S. Computer Science from Stanford and an M.B.A from Berkeley.


Ashit Patel

Ashit PatelAshit is an experienced software industry practitioner with experience leading engineering teams at startups and large companies. He is currently Director of Software Development at Prior to Salesforce, Ashit was VP Engineering at Kaviza, an innovative startup in desktop virtualisation that was acquired by Citrix. In the past, he has held senior technical and management positions at Sun Microsystems and other startups. Ashit has an MBA from UC Berkeley, MS CS from the University of Iowa, and BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). He has mentored entrepreneurs at Stanford StartX, Berkeley Skydeck startup accelerators, as well as social entrepreneurs from