Lorenn Ruster is a responsible technology collaborator with the Centre for Public Impact, and current PhD student at the Australian National University’s School of Cybernetics. For 10 years, Lorenn was a strategy consultant, most recently a Director focused on Systems Change at PwC’s Indigenous Consulting. She’s also an Acumen Global Fellow where she spent a year working with a Ugandan Solar Energy company as their Marketing and Innovation Director and an alumnus of Singularity University‘s Global Solutions Program where she prototyped high tech hardware leveraging sensor technology for community-led landmine detection. In addition to her Master in Applied Cybernetics, she holds a Master of International Management specialising in social business where she studied social entrepreneurship and innovation at Copenhagen Business School and was a part of a Business & Poverty specialisation, chaired by Muhammad Yunus, at HEC Paris.
Her PhD research investigates ways in which dignity-centred artificial intelligence development is enabled and thwarted in entrepreneurial ecosystems. Her interests and experiences span social impact, ethics, shared value, human-centred design, social innovation, systems thinking, adaptive leadership, cross-sector collaboration, international development and globally responsible leadership.