About Me

After 25 years as a practitioner I have recently returned to school to study how ICT4D should be done, in theory. I am a PhD candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London.

I was the Founder, & for 14 years the CEO, of Computer Aid International. Prior to that I was a co-Founder, and for 10 years the Executive Director, of CODA International. For four years I was associate lecturer in New Technology & Education in the Innovations Studies Unit of the University of East London. I was also elected as a founding Director of BOND and served on the board for four years.

Because the name Tony Roberts is ‘as common as muck’ I use the ID: phat_controller in Twitter, Flickr, Facebook etc.

I will try to confine this blog to ICT4D and related areas.

I will try not rant about the ills of the world in general
(and when I fail I will categorise under ‘Curmudgeon’).

I will try not to use this blog to childishly mock Spurs
(and when I fail I will categorise under ‘Arsenal’).

5 Responses to About Me

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  3. Aaron says:

    Just reading the about me makes me laugh, I will find more time to look at this blog, such great insights!

  4. Peter Barden says:

    Hi Tony,

    I hope you’re well.

    I’ve reached out to you via Twitter today, and tried contacting you via RHUL. My name is Pete Barden (an Old Hollowegian and Spurs-hater funnily enough!!) – I am the conference manager for Credemus Associates. We are a new organisation and bill ourselves as the UK-based live platform for dissemination of ICT4D / KM4D learnings and good practice for national and international development.

    Our debut conference (“The World in the Palm of Your Hands: SMS and mobile communications”) is set to take place 2 March and I would love to have a chat about it, and to find out if you might be happy to give a talk? Furthermore, really interested in what is written above re: visualisations on aid to Uganda – I liked the supporting article – it would fit in perfectly with the 2nd conference we’re billing for mid-May.

    I’m on peter@credemus.org or 07912 174329..

    Warmly look forward to hearing from you!

    Many thanks,

    Pete

  5. mangamonk says:

    Hi Tony, good seeing you this week.

    I’ve just received the following email from Lucy Chambers from okfn.org..

    —————————————————–

    Hi there,

    Myself and Mark Brough from Publish What You Fund have been working on gathering feedback from some recent visualisations about aid to Uganda.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/nov/25/uganda-aid-confusion-analyse-spending?newsfeed=true

    We’d really like to to present the visualisations at some conferences and events in the next couple of months to gather opinions on how to make them even better and work out how people are going to be using them!

    Appealing to the wisdom of the list : are there events happening in the next few months that this would be relevant for?

    Many thanks,

    —————————————————–

    ..I was wondering if we should ask her to speak at an ICT4D event?

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