The Carter Center, San Francisco, USA (August 2008 - November 2008)
Long Term Observer and Representative. Preparing observation mission of delegates of the People's Republic of China for the Presidential Elections 2008 and further developing the Center’s methodology for observing electronic elections.
Organization of American States, Washington, DC / Latin America (since December 2007)
Lead Technical Consultant. Elaborating comparative study of best practices in the application of information technology in electoral processes in 5 OAS member countries. Work involves exploratory missions to study countries, interviews of key stakeholders, and creation of comparison matrix.
The Carter Center, Asuncion, Paraguay (December 2007)
Electronic Voting Technology Consultant. Core member of exploratory mission preparing the observation of the Presidential Elections 2008 and further development of the Center’s methodology for observing electronic elections. Elaborated report detailing the electronic voting system and proposed audit process, strengths and weaknesses, as well as political / institutional aspects.
Maldives Foundation, Washington, DC, USA (August 2007 – November 2007)
Director. Worked with US academia and think tanks to involve them into the Maldives Governance Reform Process, including electoral reform in the run-up to the country’s first free multi-party elections in 2008. Raised awareness in the academic community of the impact of climate change on the Maldives, and other key issues.
The Carter Center, Caracas, Venezuela (November 2006 - January 2007)
Electronic Voting Technology Consultant. Member of the expert team sent by the Carter Center to observe the presidential elections 2006 and develop an improved methodology for observing electronic elections. Activities included:
HelpArgentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina (December 2005 – July 2007)
Chief Technology Officer. Defined IT strategy and policies of the organization. Specified and supervised implementation of various technology projects, such as:
Freelance NGO Technology Consultant (March 2004 – November 2005)
Ashoka, Arlington, VA, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Designed and implemented a online research database application
based on Mambo CMS for the Ashoka ILI program.
The multi-lingual application allowed distributed collection
of data on youth social entrepreneurship organizations, using local
research teams in 12 Latin American countries,
thus significantly cutting travel cost and project time.
CIPPEC Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Specified and supervised implementation of technology projects. Completed projects:
HelpArgentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Implemented various web-based productivity tools:
Cameron SDS – Sustainable Development Solutions, Brussels, Belgium.
Analyzed current Internet strategy of several European Sustainable Development Organizations / Networks, such as POLIS (promoting efficient public transport) and European Sustainable Cities and Towns Campaign (promoting local best practice projects).
gate5 AG, Berlin, Germany (October 2001 - February 2004)
Product Manager. Responsible for specification, roadmaps and project coordination for cityguide product. Multi-channel location based system development: PDA, mobile phone (WAP/SMS/MMS), and Web.
Arthur D. Little International, Berlin, Germany (July 2001 - August 2001)
Mobile Business Consultant. Develop mBusiness projects (concept and technical specification) in cooperation with mLab of ADL Switzerland.
I-D Media AG, Berlin, Germany / Zürich, Switzerland (June 2000 - June 2001)
Technical Project Manager. Designed mobile Banking services of Y-O-U Bank (Internet Banking Project of Bank Vontobel). Supervised the production of a prototype, and participated in negotiations of service level agreements and vendor selection for the final implementation. Solution featured:
IT Consultant. Contributed to various pitches for mCommerce projects. Advised on mobile extension of a community software platform.
German National Service (Peace Corps), Pretoria, Southafrica (Sept. 1998 - Apr. 2000)
St. Mary's Diocesan School for Girls - Outreach Program, Atteridgeville Township
Adult Computer Trainer. Coordinated program and performed adult computer training for staff of disadvantaged primary schools.
Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School, Atteridgeville Township
Computer Science Teacher. Taught classes for one full school year.
IMEC Institute, Leuven, Belgium (Sept. 1997 - Aug. 1998)
Technical/Research Internship and Diploma Thesis:
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Dresden, Germany (Mar. 1997 - Sept. 1997)
Business Administration Internship
Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany (1992-1998)
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA (1994-1995)
Johannes House Hospice and Mohau Center, Pretoria, South Africa (1998-99)
Administrative Assistant. Performed various duties to assist in running work in hospice for adults suffering from HIV / AIDS and cancer in terminal stages
Princess Diana of Wales / Mohau Center – Orphanage and Hospice for Children Affected by HIV, Kalafong Hospital, Atteridgeville Township, Pretoria, South Africa (Jan. 2000 - Mar. 2000)
Child care worker / Administrative Assistant. Worked with HIV-positive children (newborn to 7 years) and assisted in administrative duties running the project.
Dresden University of Technology (1996-97)
Student Organization IPC (1995-96)
Student Organization AIESEC (1992-94)