Director of Growth at Waze (Building a 100 Million User Base)
Di-Ann is Director of Growth for crowd-sourced navigation and real-time traffic application, Waze, now part of Google. Working across users, governments, international media and local community groups, Di-Ann continues to spearhead the company’s global initiatives to make connected cities a reality and to grow Waze into new markets and new products. 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 Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), MeetUp Inc., is an active angel investor and speaks widely on mobile, location, connected cities and crowdsourcing. She and Lupe Fiasco co-founded Neighborhood Start Fund, a neighborhood based micro-fund and entrepreneurship center 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.