Chris Doten

Chief Innovation Officer

Chris Doten

I've spent the last decade bouncing among being a full-time IT geek, enjoying grad-school conversations about foreign policy, scrapping in the American politics, and working in the developing world.

I'm particularly intrigued by the blowback this connection revolution can have. The tech transformation isn't all positive: the same tools that help citizens communicate, mobilize and transform can help authoritarians repress, control and manipulate.

If you want to send me something securely, here's my PGP key:

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Connect with Chris

Chris's Posts

Developing prototype tools for citizen security at TechCivica Mexico
By Chris Doten | August 29, 2017
Want to help the internet work for democracy for a change? We need a product manager with global vision.
Hard at work at a computer in Zambia
By Chris Doten | August 24, 2017
How can one do software development right if you're not a software development shop?
CCMG data center for Zambia 2016 elections
By Chris Doten | May 24, 2017
The Tech Team is hiring! System engineering, product management, and an internship.
POECI Agents de Données at work for Côte d'Ivoire's 2016 Legislative Elections
By Chris Doten | December 18, 2016
Chris and Sarah share vignettes from Cote d'Ivoire's election day
CCMG data clerks managing communications
By Chris Doten | October 17, 2016
Social media connects you to everyday citizens in powerful ways - but doing it well is a whole lot of work.
Data clerks chasing observer data during #ZambiaDecides General Election 2016
By Chris Doten | August 17, 2016
A view from the ground - mostly the data center - during the hotly contested Zambian general election 2016
CCMG data clerks chasing information from the 2015 Zambian election.
By Chris Doten | August 11, 2016
Belt AND suspenders, people. Predicting failure when failure isn't an option.
Evan Summers describing how HTTPS connections work on a whiteboard
By Chris Doten | June 16, 2016
Improving digital security takes a change in lifestyle - and that takes more than just training.
DemTools 2.0 Logo - Cultivating Democracy
By Chris Doten | November 17, 2015
NDItech is launching the next generation of DemTools-webapps for global civil society & political institutions
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By Chris Doten | October 6, 2015
Welcome to the New NDItech.org
Pope Francis addresses Congress
By Chris Doten | October 6, 2015
Pope Francis talked about building more inclusive societies using tech.
Uganda field office staff
By Chris Doten | August 11, 2015
From Strategy to Tactics - Assessment and Planning Trips