Glenn Ricart is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of US Ignite, a research nonprofit applying advanced technologies to important societal issues with a sensitivity to equity and civic trust. US Ignite is working with 50 civic communities in the United States and Canada. and leverages grants from several government agencies and private foundations. Dr. Ricart’s background is in electrical engineering and he holds a license from the Federal Communications Commission to design and operate advanced wireless technologies. He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and inductee in the Internet Hall of Fame.