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Laureate 2011
Biography of CEO of Inveneo Kristin Peterson

Kristin Peterson is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inveneo, a non-profit social enterprise focusing on information and communication technologies (ICT) in rural areas throughout the developing world. With more than 18 years of experience in developing business and new markets, primarily in the technology and communications industries, Ms Peterson has been responsible for strategy, partnership and support development since Inveneo’s inception in 2004. She has led Inveneo’s efforts to provide ICT to deliver education, health care, economic development and relief projects in Haiti and in 25 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, touching the lives of more than 1.5 million people.
Before Inveneo, Ms Peterson founded Velocity Consulting, an organization providing go-to-market guidance to a range of networking, wireless and voice over the Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology start-ups. Her other previous roles include Vice-President of Marketing at an enterprise IP services technology start-up, and Executive Director responsible for business development at GoRemote through initial public offering (IPO). She has also worked for AT&T in international product management and market development. She has a BS in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and an MBA in International Marketing from Pepperdine University.

Kristin Peterson was named a CNN Principal Voice in Innovation and Technology for 2007 and is a member of the HUB Social Enterprise Leadership Forum. Through Inveneo she has been a featured speaker on ABC News, at the Clinton Global Initiative and Global Philanthropy Forum annual meetings, and for various United Nations and bilateral agencies, advocating for access to technology in developing countries.


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