Juliana Rotich is a technologist, strategic advisor, MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, TED Senior Fellow and currently serves as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development.
She is co-founder of BRCK Inc, a hardware company based in Kenya that makes BRCK and other devices. BRCK is a self-powered mobile WiFi router that has on-board battery and storage, a backup generator for the internet. It provides redundant internet connectivity using wireless or ethernet backhaul. BRCK stands for “rugged internet for people and things,” and it takes its name from its sturdy boxy shape.
Rotich is co-founder of Ushahidi Inc, a nonprofit tech company, born in Africa, which specializes in developing free and open source software for changing how information flows in the world. Ushahidi also acts a catalyst in innovation as part of the Making All Voices Count global challenge for development. She is an internationally sought after keynote speaker as well as strategic advisor to the councils of BASF, Microsoft 4Afrika and Waabeh Ltd. She is also a trustee of The iHub in Kenya and Bankinter Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Spain.