Thomas Bell

Director, Integrated Technology Initiative
Since 2010, Thomas has served as Director of the Integrated Technology Initiative at Ashoka where he has focused on transforming the organization’s global, technical infrastructure systems and processes designed to empower Ashoka’s teams around the world. Thomas has over 15 years of experience in the Information and Communication Technology for Development space. Prior to joining Ashoka, he was a Technical Project Manager at the Grameen Technology Center where he worked on a variety of programs including the Village Phone and Village Computing initiatives designed to leverage microfinance and technology to expand access to voice and data services in rural communities primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thomas has also served as Director of Technology and Communication with Digital Partners where he was instrumental in developing the Social Enterprise Laboratory, Global Classmates, and e-Inclusion Forums programs and the technological systems that supported them.