Petersen - Kristin
Kristin Peterson is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inveneo, a non-profit social enterprise focusing on Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in rural areas throughout the developing world. With more than 20 years of business and new market development experience, primarily from the technology and communications industries, Kristin has been responsible for strategy, partnership and support development since Inveneo’s inception in 2004. She has led Inveneo’s efforts to deliver education, healthcare, economic development and relief projects in Haiti and in 25 countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, touching the lives of over 2,000,000 people with life-impacting ICTs.
Kristin recently awarded the 2011 ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award in recognition of her dedication to promoting ICTs as a means of providing a better life for humanity, particularly in rural communities. In 2007 She was named a CNN Principal Voice in Innovation and Technology. Through Inveneo she has been a featured speaker on ABC News, at the Clinton Global Initiative and Global Philanthropy Forum annual meetings, and for various UN and bilateral agencies, advocating on behalf of technology access in developing countries and recently she has been become an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative Program Committee.