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Director, Digital Technology for Development Division, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank
Thomas Abell leads ADB’s efforts toward the effective use of digital technology to improve development impact. His team works with member countries in supporting their transition to digital economy, providing assistance on eGovernment, connectivity, tech startup ecosystems, earth observation, technology policy, and industry partnerships. He has over 30 years of experience in digital technology, including technology policy and strategy, software development, and systems architecture. He has master’s degrees in Engineering and Management and a bachelor's in Engineering from MIT.
Policies should foster vibrant start-up ecosystems, enabled by foundational technologies, such as cloud computing.
Moving systems into a cloud environment future-proofs public services.