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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. She also founded Community-Centric Marketing, an Amsterdam-based consulting firm helping brands and media companies work with social media; and Eisnor Interactive, an offline promotion agency engaged in building and communicating Internet brands. 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 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.