2018 Innovator Under 35: Barbarita Lara

Barbarita Lara, Emercom

An earthquake led her to invent a blend of analog and digital technologies for use when networks are down.

Barbarita Lara, CEO, Emercom

Barbarita Lara is a Chilean tech entrepreneur, computer engineer, and skilled coder driven by social innovation. She is CEO of EMERCOM, a tech company that creates disruptive communications solution, and project chief of SiE: Emergency Information System, which delivers emergency broadcasts without relying on conventional networks. She is also the tech director of Valparaíso.

Barbarita was a “Leader in Innovation” Fellow at The Royal Academy of Engineering in 2016/2017 and has been recognized by her country and university as a young leader for her contributions to the community and work in technological innovation.

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Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.