Brooke Partridge

Brooke Partridge is dedicated to the use of digital solutions to advance global development. As CEO at Vital Wave, she has led the firm in the implementation of large-scale digital solutions, creation of digital global goods, and groundbreaking research and thought leadership to accelerate development across low and middle-income countries. She works directly with international donors and national governments, facilitating their decision and design processes for impactful investments that address critical system and program constraints.

Ms. Partridge serves on the board of ID2020, a standards-setting non-profit focused on ensuring equitable and secure digital ID for all. She also sits on the International Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. Previously, Ms. Partridge was the Director of the Emerging Market Solutions group at HP. There, she applied her robust business and technical skills to design and commercialize HP’s first technology solutions for low and middle-income countries.

Through her work and studies, Ms. Partridge has spent extended periods of time in Africa and Asia and has lived in Perú, Chile, Spain, and México. She also lectured in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Stanford University.