The report, KleinOnline has learned, was authored by a firm with links to billionaire activist George Soros.
The information comes after this column reported two weeks ago that SCYTL recently acquired the software division of a non-profit election organization tied to Soros’ Open Society Institute. Now SCYTL has issued a news release boasting that a firm called Ovum spotlighted SCYTL in the publication of a report titled “On the Radar: SCYTL – An End-to-End Election Modernization Platform.”
The press release quoted Nishant Shah, research analyst at Ovum and author of the report. Shah’s biography page at Ovum’s website says he facilitated large-scale public-private partnerships in international health for the Global Business Coalition. He also worked with the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS issues. Soros is the Global Business Coalition’s founding supporter.
Shah’s bio further notes the analyst provided management services support to technology investees of the Acumen Fund in Pakistan. Soros’ daughter, Andrea Soros Colombel, serves on Acumen’s board. She is also a member of the global board of Soros’s Open Society Foundation.
Another Ovum author is Margaret Goldberg. Her Ovum bio notes that prior to joining the firm, she interned for three years at the Soros Economic Development Fund.