Chris Locke

Founder

"What is transformational about what we do is understanding what the role of development in a digital world really means for users - and how we can bend the arc of digital systems to social and economic empowerment. What we enjoy most in our projects is working closely with partners to understand the challenges and opportunities of emerging marketing digital economies and societies. Every new project requires original thinking, and original ways of working."

Chris is the Founder of Caribou Digital. Previously, Chris was the Managing Director of GSMA Mobile for Development, helping the mobile industry build services to improve the lives of the poorest people in the world. 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. Before his industry career he was the Xerox Lecturer in Electronic Communication and Publishing at University College London. He has maintained strong links to the research community, including as the editor of “Thumbculture: The Meaning of Mobile Phones in Society”, an anthology of research on 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. He is based in Farnham, Surrey in the UK.

Email them at: chris@cariboudigital.net

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