Juliana Rotich is globally recognized as a technologist, strategic advisor, entrepreneur and futurist. Her mission is to make things, fix problems and help others.
Rotich is co-founder and executive director of BRCK.org, a not-for-profit affiliate of BRCK Inc. for deploying reliable technology for the edges of society, and advocating for internet access and literacy. She was also a founder of the parent company BRCK Inc., which designed and engineered a rugged, self-powered, mobile Wi-Fi device that connects people to the internet throughout Africa and other areas of the world with poor infrastructure.
Prior to founding BRCK, Rotich was a founding member of Ushahidi Inc., a non-profit tech company, born in Africa, which specializes in developing free and open source software for changing how information flows in the world. Since its founding in 2008 Ushahidi has been translated into over 30 languages, with over 90,000 deployments reaching more than 20 million people.
Rotich’s entrepreneurial experience has given rise to her role as a strategic advisor to the councils of BASF, Microsoft 4Afrika and Risk Cooperative. She is a trustee of the iHub in Kenya and Bankinter Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Spain. Rotich holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri.