My vision is to help create a world where everyone can use technology to accomplish their missions more efficiently by helping to think out corporate strategy, eliminate roadblocks, and empower staff to be independent.
People don't make mistakes. Processes and governance structures, however, can be unrealistic and fail.
Generating accurate user requirements is much trickier than people think. Quick iteration will get us there faster.
One-size-fits-all doesn't work, but custom solutions are expensive. Solution? A hybrid! Use what works and build the rest.
When upgrading solutions,it can be tempting to try to build "the perfect system". However, it's more practical to build the minimum requirements first, and add features later.
No technical solution will be successful without 3 things: training, proper governance, and management support. Consider the humans!
The correct technology and strategy makes it easy for people to do the right thing and difficult to do the wrong thing.
Working with top management to demystify technology
Helping beginner, intermediate, and advanced analysts become problem-solving ninjas
When you know what you need, you just need a hand
Amit is an RPI alumnus, and environmental engineer turned data strategist. 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).
I have presented at multiple venues internationally. I like speaking and providing leadership because it provides a good opportunity to make a statement about something I know about, and then to see what other views exist. I have learned great things from the contacts and friends I’ve earned by public speaking. You should present as well!