My name is David Kobia. I was born and raised in Kenya, moved to the United States, fell in love with the American south and I currently live in Atlanta with my wife and child. I love thinking about near future technology and the impact it will have on our lives. I also love zombies.


David is a technologist, advisor and entrepreneur with years of experience managing enterprise technology solutions for markets domestic and international. David is Director of Software engineering and on the founding team of BRCK, a hardware company that had developed the BRCK – designed and engineered as a rugged, self-powered, mobile Wi-Fi device which connects people and things to the internet in areas of the world with poor infrastructure. David also co-founded Ushahidi Inc., a non-profit tech company, born in Africa, which specializes in developing free and open source software for changing how information flows in the world.

David is an MIT Director’s Fellow and in 2010, he was a recipient of MIT Technology Review’s TR35 award (35 top innovators under 35) and the Humanitarian of the Year. In 2011 he was on Fast Company’s list of 100 most creative people in business.