James BonTempo

Director, ICT & Innovation

Mr. BonTempo has over 20 years of experience working in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across the commercial, academic and non-profit sectors. A recognized thought-leader in ICT for international development with experience in 13 countries across Africa and Asia, he has managed and led the design, development, implementation and evaluation of national, organizational and consumer-focused Health ICT applications and systems for workforce development, service delivery, behavior change, knowledge management and monitoring, evaluation and research.

At the same time, he is dedicated to, and has worked toward, building ICT capacity both within his staff as well as the communities they serve. Some of Mr. BonTempo’s recent efforts include: participating in the WHO mHealth Technical and Evidence Review Group and leading its Taxonomy Task Force; co-leading the development of Springboard, a global community platform for health communication professionals; partnering with a technology innovation lab in Uganda to develop, implement and evaluate FrontlineSMS:Learn, a free and open source mobile learning application; and evaluating an SMS-based information service in support of a male circumcision initiative in Tanzania.