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Fireside Chat Joi Ito - MIT Media Lab Director

Mon, May 26. 5:00PM - 6:30PM
iHub 4th Floor, Nairobi

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Ushahidi would like to invite you at special Fireside chat at the iHub at 5pm on Monday May 26 hosted by Juliana Rotich and David Kobia co-founders of Ushahidi and Directors of the iHub.

Our guest is MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito and we will be exploring the themes such us On Innovation, The Media Lab and The Culture of Making. Sub-themes: Pop up infrastructure, entrepreneurship and ecosystems.


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Joi Ito is a leading thinker and writer on innovation, global technology policy, and the role of the Internet in transforming society in substantial and positive ways. A vocal advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and Internet freedom, Ito has served as both board chair and CEO of Creative Commons, and sits on the boards of Sony Corporation, Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The New York Times Company, and The Mozilla Foundation. In Japan, he was a founder of Digital Garage, and helped establish and later became CEO of the country’s first commercial Internet service provider. He was an early investor in numerous companies, including Flickr, Six Apart,, littleBits, Formlabs, Kickstarter, and Twitter. Ito’s honours include TIME magazine’s "Cyber-Elite” listing in 1997 (at age 31) and selection as one of the "Global Leaders for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum (2001). In 2008, BusinessWeek named him one of the "25 Most Influential People on the Web." In 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oxford Internet Institute. In 2013, he received an honorary D.Litt from The New School in New York City.

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