O Foundation currently consists of a small group of individuals that contribute as a group.

Founding Members:

  • Nasim Ali, technology
  • Sailesh Patnaik, outreach and communications
  • Shitikantha Dash, technology
  • Shreekant Kedia, accounts
  • Prateek Pattanaik, research and media


Managing Trustee:

  • Subhashish Panigrahi, innovation

About the author(s)

Subhashish Panigrahi is one of the founding members of O Foundation, and founded OpenSpeaks which won him the MJ Bear Fellowship and a grant from National Geographic to digitally-document threatened languages.

As an educator and community manager he has led many research, campus, and community outreach and catalyst activities across Asia Pacific at Internet Society, Mozilla, Centre for Internet and Society, and Wikimedia Foundation.

Winner of the 2015 People’s Choice Award, and awarded as "Wikimedia Advocate and Expert" by in 2016. Speaker at TEDx and many international Open Source/knowledge conferences across 11 countries. Author of "Rising Voices: Digital Language Activism" “Digital Activism in Asia Reader”, and a few hundred posts on major global blogs.