Senior Data Strategist, ACDI/VOCA
Amit is an environmental engineer turned data strategist. He started his career collecting and using environmental data to clean soil and water resources, then disseminated water resources & uses data with UN-FAO’s AQUASTAT and now develops the data management framework for ACDI/VOCA. Amit’s deep commitment to international development comes from his experience growing up in ‘developing countries’ and witnessing every extreme in living conditions.
He is passionate about R (a script-based language that started as a stats program but has since become an awesome data multi-tool), and is dedicating to promoting its dissemination having led R-User groups in Ghana and the UK. He is the author of the ShinyTester, TileMaker, and BulletChartR R packages and blogs at www.amitkohli.com and www.acdivoca.org/data-digest.