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ABOUT


Juliana is a Technologist, MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow, TED Senior Fellow and currently serves as Chair of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development.

Juliana is Executive Director of Ushahidi Inc, a non-profit tech company, born in Africa, which specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, interactive mapping and data curation.  Ushahidi builds tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories. She leads a team that is expanding its global footprint and making crowdsourcing tools available and useful, and catalyzing entrepreneurial initiatives like iHub in Kenya.

She is a board member for Ushahidi Inc, Ltd, BRCK Inc.
She serves on the advisory council of Microsoft 4Afrika and Waabeh Ltd.

TALKS


MEET BRCK

Internet access built for Africa - TED (2013)

On mobile and Strategy

The Greater Global Lesson Is Local “Context Intelligence” - WSJ ALL THINGS DIGITAL (2013)

On Open Source and Innovation

What happens when barriers to innovation become drastically lower? - LIFT (2011)

WORK


BOARD MEMBER

ushahidi

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Ushahidi Inc. is non-profit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping. ushahidi.com

iHub

TRUSTEE Nairobi's Innovation Hub for the technology community is an open space for the technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in the area. This space is a tech community facility with a focus on young entrepreneurs, web and mobile phone programmers, designers and researchers. ihub.com

BRCK

DIRECTOR The BRCK is a rugged, cloud managed, full-featured router with built in failover and programmable GPIO expansion. BRCK can connect to the internet through RJ47, GSM, Wifi Bridge, as well as Ethernet Over USB via the GPIO Breakout. It’s rugged build and cloud managed interface make it ideal for “away teams”, monitoring systems in remote locations, and businesses with challenging infrastructure. brck.com

Bankinter

BOARD MEMBER The Mission of the Bankinter Innovation Foundation is to create sustainable wealth through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Since our founding in 2003, we have had form her vocation to be a groundbreaking model of contribution to society, dedicating our efforts to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, as engines of creation of sustainable wealth, among all the agents active of our society, from entrepreneurs and senior managers, entrepreneurs to those that will be in the future, students. fundacionbankinter.org/en/foundation

FELLOWSHIPS

MIT Media Lab

DIRECTOR'S FELLOW The fellows initiative is one way to open up the Lab up to the world, which will benefit both the fellows and the Lab community tremendously.

What all the fellows have in common is that they’re leaders in their fields, and that they embody the Lab's uniqueness, impact, and magic. -Joi Ito MIT Media Lab Director media.mit.edu/people/directors-fellows

TED

SPEAKER ted.com/speakers/juliana_rotich.html
Senior Fellow
Co-Curator and Co-host TEDxNairobi A proud TEDster and co-curator of TEDxNairobi, Juliana is passionate about inspiring others, sharing the changing African narrative and exploring how ideas and action can positively change our world. fellows.ted.com/profiles/juliana-rotich

DESMOND TUTU

ASSOCIATE FELLOW www.alinstitute.org/news/default.aspx

ADVISORY BOARDS

MICROSOFT 4 AFRICA

ADVISOR 4Afrika Advisory Council comprised of high ranking individuals within the African continent.

As part of the 4Afrika Initiative, our Council members have been specially chosen for their vision and strategic insights. Each is dedicated to creating opportunities for the next generation, for the benefit of Africa.

The Council is chaired by former Tanzanian President, H.E. Benjamin Mkapa, and the Vice Chair is Mteto Nyati – Microsoft South Africa Managing Director. microsoft.com/africa/4afrika/advisory-council.aspx

WAABEH

ADVISOR Waabeh is an African Audio Market Place.

Waabeh is solving the problem of search, discovery and distribution of Audio content [ Music, Podcasts, Education, Audio books,] essentially anything you want to hear.

The focus on Africa is based on love for collecting African stories, a vast experience in the market both in music - tech industry, and most importantly a realization in the opportunity that lies by serving up the huge unmet global demand for African audio content. waabeh.com

AWARDS

DLD

DLD Women Impact Award 2013 "We are proud to present this award to strong women who, using digital technologies, improve, enrich and even save people's lives by showing braveness and commitment," DLDwomen founder Steffi Czerny comments on the award, which was presented by Gabriele Zedlmayer, Vice President Global Social Innovation at Hewlett-Packard.

Zedlmayer: "Juliana Rotich is an exceptional individual - technologist, creator, innovator and an optimist who actually turns her visions into reality." dld-conference.com/blog_posts/dldwomen-impact-award-2013

SOCIAL ENT

Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 - Schwab Foundation
World Economic Forum
Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 - Schwab Foundation World Economic Forum The next chapter for Africa requires us to look both at the tremendous opportunities for economic growth, and the challenges the continent faces in being able to tap into this growth.

Social entrepreneurs, and their innovations promoting inclusive economic growth, are critical to improving the state of the world, and therefore the work we do at the World Economic Forum. - Hilde Schwab schwabfound.org/content/juliana-rotich

APPEARANCES & CONFERENCES

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Net Explorateur Forum with UNESCO, Paris - March 26th - 28th 2014

London School of Economics Africa Summit, London - April 5th 2014

Bloomberg New Energy Finance, New York - April 7th - 9th 2014

World Economic Forum on Africa - Abuja May 6th - 9th 2014


PAST APPEARANCES

Clinton Global Initiative - Panel on Tech and Innovation Trends

September 23rd 2013

DLD women

Munich July 15th 2013

Wired for change

TEDGlobal 2013

Edinburgh - June 12th 2013

Stockholm Internet Forum

May 8th 2013

World Economic Forum

Africa May 8th 2013

All Things Digital WSJ D: Mobile

April 14th 2013

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