Chris Locke

Chris Locke

Founder, Caribou Digital

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Chris is the Founder of Caribou Digital, a new organisation dedicated to growing digital economies in an ethical and sustainable way in emerging markets. Caribou Digital works with public and private sector clients to help digital access, transactions and entrepreneurship develop to create 21st Century digital countries. Previously, Chris was the Managing Director of GSMA Mobile for Development. He developed the department from a small team of 12 people to 75 people, 8 projects, $70m in funding and one of the world-leading ICT4D teams. Before that, Chris spent 15 years working in senior roles within the mobile and internet industries, for companies such as the Virgin Group, Three, AOL and T-Mobile. Previous to his industry career he was the Xerox Lecturer in Electronic Communication and Publishing at University College London, and has maintained strong links to the research community, including being the editor of “Thumb Culture: The Meaning of Mobile Phones in Society”, an anthology of research considering the global social effect of mobile technology.Chris is a Visiting Fellow at the University of California, San Diego and the Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey.

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