Darius Roberts

President & CEO Uplift Solar

Darius Roberts is an expert software programmer and serial entrepreneur who has worked in both private and publicly regulated industries, including broadband, transportation, and energy. He is deeply interested in how tech can support outcomes in line with sound public policy, and his roles as founder of a car-sharing company and of Uplift Solar Corp. reflect that. Projects that have benefited from his senior programming skills include seamless, closed data sharing across the Department of Defense; FCC broadband auctions; airplane e-commerce; and a platform for distributing emergency mobile money to African populations affected by crisis. In the mid-2000s, Darius lived in China and worked as an advisor to a transportation policy non-profit organization. A self-taught programmer, Darius holds a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Rice University and did his graduate studies with the Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, Davis.