Program Management Consultant for Resilience, IFC
Krishna Matturi is an entrepreneur and innovation strategist who believes in the power of creativity and private enterprise to effect global social change. He is currently combining his passions for healthy food systems, smart cities and start-ups as founder and CEO of Sasya Foods, a sustainable food brand, and as a consultant advisor to the International Finance Corporation on resilient urban infrastructure. Krishna is also the co-founder of [FEED]BACK, a social enterprise addressing global food insecurity; and founder of Connective Futures, a strategy consulting firm that focuses on resilience and innovation.
Krishna is fascinated by the capacity of technology to augment democratic, community-based approaches to problem solving both in cities, and in the agricultural ecosystems on which so much of the world’s population depend. Specifically, Krishna’s research interests lie in the application of network technologies to harness peer-to-peer human intelligence – enabling the creation of smarter cities, more resilient infrastructure and higher performing food systems. Krishna has a passion for using his strategic skills to help early stage companies unlock their creative potential. He also enjoys engaging in thoughtful dialogue around the social implications of technology as a critic and international speaker, and regularly discusses his work at conferences and events around the world.
Krishna holds a Master in Design Studies from the Harvard University; Master of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati; and a Bachelor of Architecture (Honors) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is a certified LEED Accredited Professional and Historic Preservationist.