Philip Walton - COO: Ushahidi

Philip is an entrepreneur and technology innovator with a diverse portfolio of experience in designing and building both software and hardware systems for industries ranging from supply chain to biometrics. As a serial, international entrepreneur, he has worked on 6 different continents using his mix of business strategy skills combined with a deep technical knowledge to successfully bridge the gap between the needs of business stakeholders and the constraints of their technology resources. Raised in Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa, Philip has a unique perspective on global culture and business that has allowed him to seamlessly engage with companies and governments in countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

After spending 15 years based in the US, Philip decided in 2009 to return his family to Africa and focus his efforts on cultivating local solutions to local problems. Now based in Nairobi, Philip is actively engaged in both the tech and entrepreneurial communities. He is one of the co-founders and the COO of BRCK – a rugged connectivity device built for Africa.

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iWeek 2013

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