Chris Locke is the Founder of Caribou Digital.
Previously, Chris was the Managing Director of GSMA Mobile for Development. GSMA Mobile for Development works with the mobile industry globally to build services that have a development impact for the poorest people in the world. He developed the department from a small team of 12 people to 75 people, 8 projects, $70m in funding and one of the world-leading ICT4D teams.
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.
Previous to his industry career he was the Xerox Lecturer in Electronic Communication and Publishing at University College London, and has maintained strong links to the research community, including being the editor of “Thumbculture: The Meaning of Mobile Phones in Society”, an anthology of research considering 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. Chris is based in Farnham, Surrey in England.