There is a simple, efficient, and robust solution to your data/technology challenge.

Let's find it together.

My vision is to help create a world where everyone can use technology and human-centered design to accomplish their mission more efficiently. I accomplish this by developing corporate strategy, eliminating roadblocks, and empowering staff to be successful and independent.


Why should you work with me?

No-blame culture

People don't make mistakes. Problems are most often attributable to unrealistic processes and governance structures.

Fail fast

Generating accurate user requirements is much trickier than people think. Quick iteration helps debug this process.

Pit of success

The correct technology and strategy makes it easy for people to eventually do the right thing and difficult to do the wrong thing.


I strongly believe in the value of diverse teams. I also believe in treating people equally regardless of thier personal descriptors.

Start where you are

When building/upgrading solutions, it can be tempting to try to build "the perfect system". Resist the urge and build the minimum viable product.

People are tech constraints

No technical solution will be successful without 3 things: training, proper governance, and management support. Consider the humans!

I donate substantial time to good causes pro bono or at a reduced rate.

  • Covid Tech Support - partner finder Tech4Good 2020 Award
  • R instructor - Datakind UK (Social Data Society)
  • Covid Virus Tech Handbook - Data section owner
  • Canterbury, UK Rusers founder
  • Accra, Ghana Rusers founder
I am committed helping any way I can with the COVID response, and to help redress systemic racism exposed by the Black Lives Matter movement. If you are working on either and need help:

What good would this page be without some numbers? :)


Tech skills self assessment

The following metrics should provide a view of my technical capabilities

Cloud (AWS/Azure)
Excel & VBA
Linux (and WSL2)

I can help in the following areas:


Executive services

Working with top management to demystify technology

  • Corporate data strategy
  • Combining data streams
  • Automation case-studies
  • Pros/cons of CRM systems
  • AI & machine learning


Helping beginner, intermediate, and advanced analysts become problem-solving ninjas

  • Certified R instruction
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Microsoft Excel / VBA
  • Data analysis theory

Data Science

When you know what you need, you just need a hand

  • Static/Interactive visualizations
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Social Network Analysis (SNA)
  • R library architecture
  • Extraction/Transformation/Loading (ETL)
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • LLM (GPT-3)

Selected customer testimonials

Working with great people yields good results, period. See what some of my clients have to say about collaborating with me.

Amit, and the team he led, helped us to better understand the processes behind the data we were working with. Furthermore, he was able to give us an end-to-end model prototype to prioritize our future actions and we expect this to be a fundamental tool for our work.
Francisco Donoso - Environmental Intelligence Manager (gov't)
Project and Program Managers who are particular about mobile data collection and timely upload to a database will find DBBuddy exceptionally efficient for maintaining data integrity and quality for routine data collection and large surveys.
Emmanuel Dormon - M&E Senior Director (NGO)
Amit is incredibly resourceful and working with him has been a real pleasure.
He contributed to our Data Science for Social Good programme not only technically, but also as a mentor.
Five stars!
Juergen Branke - Professor of Operational Research and Systems (academia)
Amit was brilliant in helping us to work out what data was available for our project and then advising us on how best to visualise this data within the technical constraints to make it most usable.
Hannah O' Rourke - Political Campaigner (NGO)
He spotted the need for the training, created a 12 week curriculum, and delivered it single-handedly. He brought an amazing energy, was inclusive and supportive - and remained committed throughout.
Giselle Cory - Executive Director (NGO)
Amit helped us understand what works and what doesn’t on our website. We now know where to focus our efforts for maximum impact. Thanks so much for the eye-opener!
Sofie Maddens - Department Head (UN)
a BIG thank you to Amit who gave our Insight and Analytics team @ParkinsonsUK a pro bono presentation about #NLP. The team and I learned something new.
Mor Rubinstein - Data Director (NGO)

Working with cool people means you get to build cool things


Amit Kohli, MSc

Amit is an RPI alumnus, and environmental engineer turned data director. He started his career collecting and using environmental data to clean soil and water, then disseminated water data with UN-FAO’s AQUASTAT. Recently he stepped down from his role as Data Director at ACDI/VOCA in order to pursue wider consulting and volunteering interests.

Amit’s deep commitment to empowering underprivileged communities comes from his experience growing up in 'developing countries' and witnessing every extreme in living conditions. As a person of Mexican and Indian heritage, Amit values diversity and is a proud advocate of women and minorities in the workplace.

Deep discounts are available for charities, NGOs, UN organizations, or anyone working towards empowering the disenfranchised (including some pro bono work).

Feel free to email me:, or to schedule an appointment to discuss your use case:

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