About John Zoltner for TSG2011
My mission is to continue to create sustainable platforms that can be used by organizations, governments and people worldwide to achieve development goals and reach the world's poor with actionable information that can improve their lives and livelihoods. I have a particular interest in mobile technology, rural development, agricultural development and healthcare.
DataDyne.org, a social enterprise based in Washington, DC, is one of the world's foremost developers of mobile applications for development. DataDyne's EpiSurveyor (www.episurveyor.org) application for mobile data collection is used by more than 3,000 people and organizations in more than 140 countries, making it the most-used mobile health application in the development sector. We are constantly looking for new projects and challenges in order to improve our tools and expand their use.
After recently winning the FRIDA Award for the DatAgro project -- also a former NetSquared Mobile Challenge finalist and winner of the FACT Social Justice and Yahoo! Green Awards -- DataDyne plans to make its Mobile Information Platform (MIP), the software it built to power DatAgro, available globally as a web application. In doing so, we hope to mirror the phenomenal success we've achieved with EpiSurveyor. We are looking for technical and market expertise to help us make that transition, pilot projects to test the tool in varying environments, and funds to support the process.