Below are our key advisors.
Mike Mathieu is the founder of Front Seat, a civic software company and incubator. Prior to Front Seat, Mike spent six years as founder and CEO of All Star Directories, an INC 500-listed publisher of online and career school directories. During the 1990's, Mike was General Manager of MSN.com and the MSN Search engine at Microsoft, and helped build Microsoft Excel and Word into the leading office applications. He is a partner and former lead partner in Social Venture Partners, a leading U.S. venture philanthropy network and past Board President of the Technology Access Foundation. Mike holds a BA, Magna Cum Laude in the History of Science from Harvard University, and lives in Seattle with his wife and two kids.
Ms. Ory Okolloh is a lawyer, a political activist & a blogger. She is the co-founder of Ushahidi and Mzalendo, a website that tracks the performance of Kenyan Members of Parliament, She was previously a summer associate in Covington & Burling, Washington DC & a Chayes Fellow at the World Bank's Department of Institutional Integrity. She is a frequent speaker at conferences including TED Global & PopTech on issues around citizen journalism, the role of technology in Africa, & the role of young people in reshaping the future of Africa. She was a contributor to Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century & is affiliated with the Kenya National Commission for Human Rights. Ory graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, & graduated with a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She also writes one of the most popular blogs in the Kenyan sphere at Kenyan Pundit.
Srikanth Nadhamuni is a technologist and entrepreneur, who spent 14 years in California’s Silicon Valley with companies such as Sun Microsystems, Intel Corporation – in chip design, Silicon Graphics – Interactive TV, Healtheon|WebMD and GlobeTrades – Internet startups. He relocated to Bangalore in 2002 and partnered up with Nandan Nilekani (co-chairman Infosys) to start the eGovernments Foundation – to provide Municipal eGovernance software products to improve governance and public service delivery in Indian cities. Today eGovernments Foundation works in over 200 cities in 7 states of the country. eGov also created an Education Management System that aims to improve learning and retention in government schools across India, the EMS is currently being deployed in 3 states in India covering over 2 crore (20 million) primary school children. Apart from being the Managing Trustee of the eGovernments Foundation, Srikanth is also in the eGovernance Core Committee setup by the Govt. of Karnataka.