Juliana Rotich is a Kenyan tech enthusiast who is globally renowned as a strategic advisor, entrepreneur, futurist, and keynote speaker. She is the co-founder of iHub, a collective tech space in Nairobi, Kenya and also the co-founder of Ushahidi Inc., a non-profit tech company in Africa which specializes in developing free and open source software for changing how information flows in the world. She is strategically championing Ushahidi to be translated into over 30 languages, over 90,000 deployments and a 20 million populations reach.
Juliana is on the founding team of BRCK Inc, a hardware company that had developed the BRCK – designed and engineered as a rugged, self-powered, mobile Wi-Fi device which connects people and things to the internet in areas of the world with poor infrastructure. The company also makes other rugged solutions for emerging markets.
Her entrepreneurial panache has really groomed to her role as a strategic advisor to the councils of BASF, Microsoft 4Afrika, and Risk Cooperative. She is also a trustee of the iHub in Kenya and Bankinter Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Spain. Juliana currently serves as serves as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development, and the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Board.
In recognition of her laudable tech-know how towards nation building, the 43-year-old TED speaker is the recipient of the 2019 German Africa Prize, presented to her by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, among other awards.