Chief Technology Officer and President, Ogimaa
Chris Light is a seasoned Executive, Serial Entrepreneur, Technologist, Innovator, and Program Manager with 25 years of experience. He has a global reach and global result set. He is well known in the Technology and International Development community. He has undertaken Information Communication and Technology (ICT) activities worldwide, in support of all USAID Bureaus, including Agency Initiatives, and in a variety of thematic areas. He has served as part of the Technology Management group for USAID both for the Dot-Com Alliance and as part of IRM’s (now CIO) CIS (Consulting Information Services) Team, including as an Information Technology Advisor for the Presidential Initiative to End Hunger in Africa. He spent three years as an Agriculture, Environment, and Economic Growth Technology Advisor in the USAID Africa Bureau Office of Sustainable Development. His work has been recognized at White House and Embassy level for the Department of State, together with Administrator level for USAID. He served three years as a co-chair for ICT4D/Digital Development for SID-W including serving twice as an Innovation Judge for their Annual Conference. Chris Light has a Master’s Degree from Boston University and has a double Major/double Degree from the University of Maryland.