Juliana Rotich

Published on October 23, 2017

Executive Director of BRCK.org, Advisor to Africa Technology Ventures | Kenya

Juliana RotichJuliana Rotich is a technologist, strategic advisor, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. She is an advisor to the councils of BASF, Risk Cooperative, Africa Technology Ventures (ATV) and the Lemelson Foundation. She is a trustee of Bankinter Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Spain, and a board member of Digital Impact Alliance and the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Board.

Rotich co-founded BRCK Inc., a hardware and services technology company based in Nairobi that enables communication in low-infrastructure environments. A Director in the entity BRCK Kenya Ltd., she drives partnerships for tackling social problems through technology.

After more than 10 years of experience in the telecommunications and data warehousing industry, Rotich co-founded Ushahidi Inc., a non-profit tech company that develops free and open source software for the flow of information. As Executive Director from 2011-2015, she spearheaded Ushahidi’s translation into more than 30 languages and a reach of 20 million people. She was instrumental in increasing business development revenue and philanthropic capital into Ushahidi and related initiatives.

Rotich’s mission is to find ways in which technology can help to make things, fix problems and help others, while adding value and accelerating progress. A champion for internet connectivity, she supports entrepreneurs in scaling up their work and impact.


Read the article on the Panel Discussion focused on Workers in Atypical Environments: “Keeping Workers Connected When the Office is Outer Space” to which she participated.

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