Speaker - Katrin Verclas

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Katrin Verclas is the co-founder and editor of, a global network of practitioners using mobile phones for social impact.

Verclas is currently working on mobile projects in governance, accountability, and political participation in emerging democracies. She is also leading a team focused on mobile security tools.

A native of Germany, she has written widely on mobile phones in citizen participation and civil society organizations, mobile phones in health and for development.

Verclas has previously led several nonprofit organizations, including as the Executive Director of NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network, the national association of IT professionals working in the more than one million nonprofit organizations in the United States.

Verclas is the editor of Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission, published by Wiley & Sons. She is a frequent speaker on ICTs in civil society at national and international conferences and has published numerous articles and publications on technology for social change in leading popular and industry publications. Verclas was a 2009 TED Fellow, a 2010 fellow at the MIT Media Lab, and was named by Fast Company one of the most "Influential Women in Tech" in 2011.

2 Programs

Philanthropy and Technology

08.06.16 | 01:13:53 min | 0 comments

Advancing the New Machine: Mobile Technology

04.26.11 | 01:22:07 min | 0 comments