Isaac Mao is a philosopher on Sharism, social entrepreneur, blogger, software architect and researcher in learning and social technology. He divides his time between research, social works, business and technology. He is now managing director of Social Brain Foundation, board member to Tor Project, advisory to Global Voices Online and board member to several web 2.0 and media businesses(Wealink.com, Blogbus.com, Anothr.com,etc).
As one of the earliest bloggers in the Chinese community, Isaac is not only co-founder of CNBlog.org which is the earliest evangelizing site in China on grassroots publishing, but also the co-chair of Chinese Blogger Conference(2005 in Shanghai, 2006 in Hangzhou,2007 in Beijing, 2008 in Guangzhou). The CNBlog program then transformed itself into Social Brain Foundation (SBF) later on to umbrella Social Media and free culture in China covering Free Access, Free Speech and Free Thinking areas, exampled projects like Digital Nomads, Ideas Factory, Memedia, Digital Nomads, Open Education and Creative Commons China(before 2006), etc. Isaac is now studying how to apply social doctrines and technologies to totally eclipse global censorship clouds. At the same time, Isaac pays more attention on how social software can really improve the collective intelligences, then help evolve the whole society into a social brain.
Isaac is also a global bridge in blogosphere. He is regular speaker/keynote to World Economy Forum, Wikimania, Chinese Internet Conference, Ci'Num, PICNIC and other global internet cultural events. As a trained software engineer, he has a long history leads developing both business and consumer software. He worked as a Chief Architect in Intel HomeCD project and Tangram BackSchool suite. He applied many HCI methodologies into software design process and improved the usability of software so much. He turns to Social Computing research and organized the first Social Software Forum in China.