Katrin Verclas is a recognized expert in mobile communications for social impact. She is co-founder and editor of MobileActive.org, a global network of practitioners using mobile phones to effect social change.
Katrin has written widely on mobile phones in citizen participation and civil society organizations, mobile phones in health and for development. She is a co-author of Wireless Technology for Social Change, a report on trends in mobile use by NGOs with the UN Foundation and Vodafone Group Foundation, and author of A Mobile Voice: The Use of Mobile Phones in Citizen Media.
She has 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. Previously she served as a program officer at the Proteus Fund, focusing on the use of technology in civic and democratic participation, and in government transparency. She is 2009 TED Fellow and a fellow at the MIT Media Lab. Her background is in IT management, IT in social change organizations and in philanthropy, and she speaks regularly on the subject of mobile technology and social change. For more information, see her profile at MobileActive.org.