THOMAS BJELKEMAN | technology, international development
Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson: co-founder and co-director of Akvo, a software company leveraging simple technology for international development.
Thomas founded Akvo with the mission to inspire a global open source knowledge and collaboration platform for the water sector. A serial entrepreneur, Thomas is a computer software and environmental scientist who began developing software ventures in the UK and California in the mid-1990s. Thomas is acting chief technology officer and steers the team to harness the maximum potential from open source methods. He refines our methodologies and tools to meet the needs of financiers, field-based NGOs and global development institutions.