Katie is the vice president at Twitter with her main focus being building Twitter outside the US. She graduated from Rhodes College and earned her Masters Degree from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Katie was appointed Director of Citizen Participation in the White House. She has also served as the Special Adviser to the office of Innovation at the US State Department. Katie has also worked for Google and Yahoo! Finance. She sits at position 56 on the Forbes list of The most Powerful Women and is a proud mother of three.
Ken Banks, Founder of kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS, devotes himself to the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change in the developing world. He has worked at the intersection of technology, anthropology, conservation and development for the past 20 years and, during that time, has lived and worked across the African continent. He is a Pop!Tech Fellow, a Tech Awards Laureate, an Ashoka Fellow and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and has been internationally recognised for his technology-based work. His latest project, Means of Exchange, helps reconnect communities with local business, local resources, and each other.
Allan is a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts. A charismatic visionary with a firm grasp of the significant and disruptive trends currently reshaping our world. He is the founder of the innovation consultancy firm SMLXL and co-author of Communities Dominates Brands. Moore sits on the Board of inspiration at the Dutch Think Tank Freedom Lab and acts as the Head of Vision for the Grow Venture Community. He is a visiting lecturer at the Cambridge University Judge Business School and at the Oxford University Said Business School including Exec Ed Programs.
Professor Edward Oyugi
Professor Oyugi has a PhD in psychology from University of Cologne. He taught Psychology at Kenyatta University from 1971 to 1982. He was a political detainee in Kenya from 1982 and 1985, and from 1990 to 1993. He taught development studies at Bayreuth University in Germany as a visiting Professor from 1996 to 1998. In 1993, he founded the Social Development Network, and has been its Executive Director from 1995 to date. Professor Oyugi is also currently teaching at Kenyatta University on a part-time basis. He is a member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) and several other statutory boards.
Beth is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media (http://beth.typepad.com), one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. Beth has authored chapters in several books, including “Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders,” edited by NTEN both published in 2009. A much in demand speaker and trainer, she was the keynote speaker for the Cambodian Bloggers Conference in Phnom Penh, The Connecting Up Conference in Brisbane, Australia, Minnesota Council on Nonprofits, Making Media Conference in Chicago and others. She has presented about nonprofits and social media at some of the leading social media industry conferences including O’Reilly’s Graphing Social Patterns, Gnomedex, SWSX, Blogher, and Podcamp. She is curating NTEN’s “We Are Media: Nonprofit Social Media Starter Kit,” an online community of people from nonprofits who are interested in learning and teaching about how social media strategies and tools can enable nonprofit organizations to create, compile, and distribute their stories and change the world. In 2009, she was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the most influential women in technology and one of Business Week’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media.” She is the 2009 Visiting Scholar for Social Media and Nonprofits for the Packard Foundation. Her book, The Networked Nonprofit, co-authored with Allison Fine, will be published by Wiley in 2010.