Guest – Annette Tonti

Annette Tonti is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of business and entrepreneurial experience. Currently she is CEO of MoFuse, Inc a fast growing mobile content publisher network. Previously she was Co-Founder and CEO of Bluestreak, Inc. where she built a company that was an early entrant in rich media advertising and online marketing technologies. Prior to Bluestreak she served as Executive Producer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Laboratory where she ran the Junior Summit, a global project that linked thousands of kids from around the world. Prior to MIT, Ms. Tonti was Vice President, Executive Director Vanguard, a global marketing and advisory service for senior executives. Earlier she was Vice President, CSC Partners where she ran operations for their fast growing telecommunications business and built the airport security system for the Honolulu International Airport. She served on the board of the Harvard Business School’s Cyberposium for 2 years.  She attended the University of Cincinnati and holds advanced degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics and a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences.  In 2000, Ms. Tonti received the Governor’s IT Achievement Award for Rhode Island. She was selected as a regional finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the year award for 2002.  In 2006 she was trained as a public messenger for Al Gore’s Climate Project.  She currently serves on the board of The Dr. Martin Luther King Center in Newport, RI.