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Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson to lecture at Development Café meet-up

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 07, 2011 11:11 AM
Development Café (DC) is hosting its second meet-up at the Centre for Internet and Society on Friday, 3 December 2010. Mr. Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson, serial entrepreneur and founder of Akvo, a non-profit foundation with focus on water and sanitation, will give a lecture.

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When

Dec 03, 2010
from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM

Where

Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

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In Akvo’s newest attempt at breaking ground on transparency, and setting an innovative standard on open governance in the capital intensive field of water, Thomas and his team have harnessed the use of mobile technology – the Akvo Phone – a new, neat tool to break barriers and establish fresh standards of reporting.

Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson

Thomas

Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson is the founder, managing director and acting chief technical officer of Akvo which he founded with the mission to inspire a global open source knowledge and collaboration platform for the water sector. A serial entrepreneur, Thomas is a computer software and environmental scientist who began developing software ventures in the UK and California in the mid-1990s. Thomas is acting chief technology officer and steers the team to harness the maximum potential from open source methods. He refines our methodologies and tools to meet the needs of financiers, field-based NGOs and global development institutions.

Follow Thomas on Twitter @bjelkeman.

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