Advisor and Chief of Digital Technology for Development, Asian Development Bank

Thomas is the Chief of the Digital Technology for Development Unit at the Asian Development Bank, which is tasked with facilitating the effective use of digital technology in ADB programs to improve development impact. He has over 20 years of professional experience in digital technology, including software development, systems architecture and technology strategy, and has worked extensively across Asia, Africa and Latin America, working with governments, development organizations, NGOs and corporations. He has authored several publications on the use of technology in development with leading organizations, including Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Cash Learning Partnership, and Mastercard. Prior to ADB, he worked for Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), leading ADP’s programs in Digital Technology for Development and Financial Inclusion. Prior to joining Accenture in 2005, he served various management and technical roles in information technology and strategy for large multinationals, including Hewlett Packard, Motorola, and Ford Motor Company. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); a Master of Science from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT; a Master of Science from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT; and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering degree from MIT