Di-Ann is CWeO cities at The We Company. Previously she incubated new urban systems at Google’s Area 120. Di-Ann started the US office of Waze in 2009 and was Director of Growth for the crowd-sourced navigation and real-time traffic application including platform, business development and marketing (Acquired by Google 2013). While at Waze she founded the Waze Connected Citizens Program which worked with 650 cities and departments of transportation to use data to reduce congestion and improve emergency response times.
Prior to joining Waze, Di-Ann was Co-Founder and CEO of Platial, The People’s Atlas, a collaborative, user generated, cartographic website which enabled people to map the things that are important to them. Di-Ann serves on the board of Saia Inc.NASDAQ: SAIA, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts and MeetUp Inc., is an active angel investor and speaks widely on mobility, cities and crowdsourcing. She is co-founder with Lupe Fiasco of Neighborhood Start Fund, a neighborhood based micro-fund in underserved urban neighborhoods. She holds a BS in Studio Art and Business Administration from New York University. She is a 2014 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.