Derek Treatman is an engineer and ICT4D specialist with years of experience adapting information and communication technologies to meet the needs of local stakeholders. His work in complex, resource-poor settings has focused on applying readily available technologies to strengthen national systems. For example, at Vital Wave he supports governments and NGOs as they implement and optimize major initiatives focused on improving health services.
Prior to Vital Wave, as field director for Dimagi in India, Mr. Treatman implemented over a dozen mobile service pilots to support community health workers, pioneering a process for rapid localization of health information technology. This experience has enabled Mr. Treatman to help clients systematically understand their technology needs and adapt solutions to their local context.
Mr. Treatman, a self-described linguaphile, also picks up local languages with ease and speaks French, Hindi, and Spanish. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Mastère Professionnel in Electrical Engineering from l’Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité in Metz, France.