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Jake Watson

Senior Director, Tools and Technology

Based in: United States

Jake Watson


Jake is the Senior Director of Tools and Technology at the Digital Impact Alliance. With over 25 years' experience in the humanitarian, international development, for-profit and non-profit sectors, he specializes in maximizing the positive impact technology can have in support of humanitarian and international development projects.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Jake was in leadership for VillageReach, working with health ministries to solve healthcare delivery challenges In East and Southern Africa and lead the reimagining of OpenLMIS, an open-source logistics management information system and Digital Public Good. He also worked for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where he supported education projects in Haiti and served as a Regional Coordinator for the Syria Refugee Response, overseeing myriad ICT4D projects that support the IRC's programs. Before joining the non-profit sector, Jake spent more than 15 years developing large-scale enterprise, cloud and mobile software systems in the private high-tech sector. He is a former member of the Governance Board for Digital Square and serves as an advisor for various organizations.