- Sector: Tech/Telco
- Residence: USA
Born in Kenya, but with an IT degree from the University of Missouri, Rotich, 38, is cofounder of the revolutionary website Ushahidi, which provides free and opensource software for information collection, interactive mapping and data curation in Africa. The site crowdsources information about crisis areas and collates it into live, online maps. First used in Kenya, it has been adapted for disaster situations in Congo, Haiti, Japan, New Zealand and Chile. Rotich is also editor of the environment section of the Global Voices website.