The Tech4Evil Podcast is Manal and Reinhardt brainchild, a culmination of experience, passion, and a desire to educate people on Big Tech and digital rights .
Manal is a computer scientist by education, cyber security specialist by profession and activist by accident. One of Newsweek’s Top 10 Digital Revolutionaries globally, Manal al-Sharif brings over 20 years of tech expertise to the Tech4Evil Podcast.
Her activism has shown her the tremendous power of technology, as well as its dark side. She led the #Women2Drive movement in 2011 to challenge Saudi Arabia’s ban on female drivers. By 2018, Manal had to go off social media entirely to protest how dictators are using these same tools to control the masses.
Manal is a regular contributor in the New York Times, the Washington Post and now writes for Michael West Media. In addition, she has delivered speeches for TED and Harvard and the United Nations, UNESCO, the Obama Summit, and many more.
Her memoir ‘Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening’ is an intimate story of her life growing up in one of the most masculine societies in the world.
Currently working towards an MBA, Reinhard has a varied and diverse education and career history within the tech industry.
He studied at the BBC Academy in London, which gave him a candid view into how Television is created, scripted, and delivered. Working in education and technology for 20 years, Reinhard has taught at the American School in London, instructing students about video production, rocketry, robotics, and music.
His experience as a teacher has allowed him to see firsthand how technology and social media can influence and shape young minds.
As a passionate educator and keen tech consumer, Reinhard hopes the Tech4Evil Podcast will educate and enable people, both young and mature, to make educated choices and practice their digital rights.