Alice T. Liu
Alice Liu is a manager and consultant working at the intersection of technology, business, and development. She has over 21 years of experience (15 years Silicon Valley, 6 years international development) as an employee and consultant for organizations such as WHO/Health Metrics Network, Jhpiego, Voxiva, Mercy Corps, Open Revolution and Chemonics. Her extensive network of experts and firms includes USAID, World Bank, IFC, CGAP, Accenture Development Partnerships, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Esoko, Changamka, Rockefeller Foundation, Vodafone Foundation, UN Foundation, and Opportunity International.
Ms. Liu possesses a deep understanding of public and private sector business drivers and information and communication technology (ICT) challenges and perspectives. Her current focus is in ICTs for financial service, global health and agriculture. Past projects include developing a case study in Kenya on the opportunity to link mobile transaction data with credit bureaus to build a credit history for the unbanked, and evaluating the feasibility of using SMS technology for agriculture extension and market price information services in Haiti.
Ms. Liu may have been destined to work in this field all along. See a personal history about "mobile computing" in 1960's Taiwan , which describes the link between US economic aid and the first mainframe computers in Taiwan and possibly the start of Taiwan's transformation from an agricultural economy to an electronics powerhouse.
Ms. Liu has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BS in computer science from UC Santa Barbara.