Co-Founder and Executive Director, Ushahidi

Juliana Rotich is co-founder and executive director of Ushahidi Inc., a nonprofit 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. Through Crowdmap. com, Swiftly.org and accompanying mobile applications, Ushahidi is expanding its global footprint and making crowdsourcing tools available and useful, and catalyzing entrepreneurial initiatives like iHub in Kenya.

Originally from Kenya, Rotich has a computer science degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. An MIT Fellow and TED Senior Fellow, she currently serves as vice chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Data-Driven Development. For fun, she likes to make USB earrings.

Posts With Juliana Rotich

Kenya’s Juliana Rotich Shows Off the Small BRCK That Solves a Big Problem

Ushahidi’s co-founder shows a prototype of the device, which acts as a backup connection to the Internet in spots where connectivity and power are spotty.
BRCK closeup

Talking Tech While Merging Identities in Munich (Video)

Ahead of the DLDwomen conference, AllThingsD’s Ina Fried gets in touch with her roots as a Jewish transgender woman who is big into tech.

Ushahidi’s Juliana Rotich: The Greater Global Lesson Is Local “Context Intelligence” (Video)

An Internet-connected world does not mean a homogenous world.

Ushahidi Raising Kickstarter Funding for Rugged Hotspot BRCK

Ushahidi, the nonprofit tech company best known for disaster mapping, is branching out into hardware.

Kenya’s Ushahidi Brings Tech Help Where It’s Needed Most

Also, meet the BRCK.

Mobile Goes Global

From New York City today and tomorrow, D: Dive Into Mobile puts top execs onstage for their perspective on the global mobile scene.

Watch Google, WhatsApp, Facebook and Ushahidi on Our Dive Into Mobile Livestream

Watch Google’s Eric Schmidt, WhatsApp’s Jan Koum, Facebook’s Mike Schroepfer and Ushahidi’s Juliana Rotich live on April 16.

Dive Into Mobile Gets Even More Global With Xiaomi’s Lin, NQ Mobile’s Khan and Ushahidi’s Rotich

Don’t miss Bin Lin of Xiaomi, Omar Khan of NQ Mobile and Juliana Rotich of Ushahidi at D: Dive Into Mobile.