Matthew is a Program Manager at Reboot supporting projects related to the practical application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), open government, and citizen participation in governance.
Matthew’s work focuses on making institutions more data-driven. Previously, he worked at the World Bank as an Open Innovation Specialist, where he led a number of open government and citizen feedback programs in Nigeria. These projects ranged from the Edo State Open Government Initiative, Africa’s first subnational open government program, to the ICT for Social Accountability program, which enabled real-time citizen feedback via mobile phones to drive improvements in healthcare quality.
Matthew is a thought and practice leader on using ICTs and data for the public sector. He co-founded the SlashRoots Foundation, a social impact organization utilizing user-centered design, ICTs, and data to improve the design and delivery of public services and development programs in the Caribbean. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Caribbean Open Institute and eGov Jamaica, which leads the digital transformation of the Government of Jamaica’s citizen interactions. He speaks and writes regularly on the use of open data in the Caribbean, innovative approaches to building technical capacity and overcoming data gaps in low-resource environments, and civic tech in developing countries.
Matthew is a graduate of The College of Wooster, where he studied Computer Science and Philosophy. In 2016, he received the Institute Of Caribbean Studies’ 30-under-30 Emerging Caribbean-American Leaders Award. Most importantly, he is a passionate fan of the Liverpool Football Club. YNWA.