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Speaker

Ethan Zuckerman
Ethan Zuckerman is Founder and Chief Technologist of Geekcorps, a non-profit technology volunteer corps. Founded in 2000, Geekcorps pairs skilled volunteers from U.S. and European high tech companies with businesses in emerging nations for one to four-month volunteer tours. Volunteers are currently serving in Ghana, Armenia, Mongolia, and Rwanda and serves in over a dozen nations in 2003. Geekcorps became a division of the International Executive Service Corps in 2001, where Zuckerman now serves as Vice President of the Geekcorps Division.

In 2003, he became a fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. His research at Berkman focuses on linkages between the Open Source software community and the international development community and on the economics of IT for development.

Prior to founding Geekcorps, Zuckerman helped found Tripod, an early pioneer in the web community space. He served as Tripod's first graphic designer and technologist, and later as VP of Business Development and VP of Research and Development. After Tripod's acquisition by Lycos in 1998, he served as General Manager of the Angelfire.com division and as a member of the Lycos mergers and acquisitions team.

He was given the 2002 Technology in Service of Humanity Award by MIT's Technology Review Magazine and named to the TR100, TR's list of innovators under the age of 35. Recently, Ethan was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He is a frequent speaker on digital divide and appropriate technology issues.

  Ethan Zuckerman


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