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SurveyCTO is excited to participate in the NetHope Global Summit this week in Vancouver, Canada!

The theme of this year’s Global Summit is, “Digital Strategies for Impact: Step Up!” with a focus on understanding the future of the international development sector. The week is full of engaging speakers and workshops with daily themes of “The Digital NGO,” “Programs/Refugee Response,” and “Information Security and Data Protection.” Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter to get live updates on the event!

As part of this great event SurveyCTO will be co-leading a session on “Mobile Case Management for Beneficiary Feedback” with Emily Tomkys Valteri of Oxfam. In this session we will explore how technologies for mobile case management can facilitate the collection, management, and response to community or beneficiary feedback. Emily will draw on pilots conducted by Oxfam and share the successes and challenges faced while implementing this technology and workflow in the field. As a complement to Oxfam’s focus on the programmatic opportunities for mobile case management, our founder and CEO, Chris, will discuss how to set up mobile case management using a flexible data collection platform. Chris will also highlight potential data flows and discuss areas in which the technology is being actively improved.

For those of you who are new to our technology, SurveyCTO is an ODK-based data collection platform that has been used to collect millions of submissions in over 150 countries by organizations such as the World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute, Innovations for Poverty Action, OXFAM, Harvard University, and many others committed to rigorous evaluation in rural economic development, agriculture, health, education, and other sectors.


For more details on the event, check out the recaps on the NetHope blog:

Chris Robert


Chris is the founder of SurveyCTO. He now serves as Director and Founder Emeritus, supporting Dobility in a variety of part-time capacities. Over the course of Dobility’s first 10 years, he held several positions, including CEO, CTO, and Head of Product.

Before founding Dobility, he was involved in a long-term project to evaluate the impacts of microfinance in South India; developed online curriculum for a program to promote the use of evidence in policy-making in Pakistan and India; and taught statistics and policy analysis at the Harvard Kennedy School. Before that, he co-founded and helped grow an internet technology consultancy and led technology efforts for the top provider of software and hardware for multi-user bulletin board systems (the online systems most prominent before the Internet).