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Global data collection projects are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by shifting to CATI (telephone surveying) and other methods of data collection like web forms, SMS, IVR, and leveraging social media.

As you and your organization explore and plan for how to adapt your projects and operations away from in-person interviewing, Dobility’s founder and CEO, Dr. Chris Robert, and Director of Customer Success, Amrik Cooper, will be available in a SurveyCTO Office Hours session to answer your questions, walk you through how to use SurveyCTO for CATI, share our CATI starter kit, and much more! Join us on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 9 AM EST / 1 PM UTC.

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).