Chris Doten

Chief Innovation Officer

Chris Doten

I've spent the last decade bouncing among being a full-time IT geek, enjoying grad-school conversations about foreign policy, scrapping in the American politics, and working in the developing world.

I'm particularly intrigued by the blowback this connection revolution can have. The tech transformation isn't all positive: the same tools that help citizens communicate, mobilize and transform can help authoritarians repress, control and manipulate.

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Chris's Posts

Women in Zambia managing CCMG data center
By Chris Doten | October 15, 2020
Digital transformation is a great challenge to democracy.
Background image for cybersecurity in elections event
By Chris Doten | October 2, 2020
Highlights from a presentation on keeping campaigns and candidates safe
Digital notaries validating genuine information
By Chris Doten | August 15, 2020
One way to fight disinformation: providing validation of the truth
Lots of tools.
By Chris Doten | June 15, 2020
There's no one approach to fighting disinformation. Here's a rundown on some core ideas.
Volodymyr Kaplun and Chris Doten opening conversation on emerging cybersecurity threats in Ukraine
By Chris Doten | March 15, 2020
Keeping people safe requires digging into the details - but you can't do that for everyone.
Providing cybersecurity training to at-risk activists
By Chris Doten | January 29, 2020
Your chance to help make tech work for the good guys and keep them safer online.
Computers running the Apollo DemTool in Zambia
By Chris Doten | August 14, 2019
Build the democratic tech infrastructure of the future! Hiring a Product Manager and Project Lead!
A look at the DemocracyNotary.org home page
By Chris Doten | October 25, 2018
NDI, the D4D Coalition, Emercoin & the Blockchain Trust Accelerator have a new approach to preventing disinfo.
variety of tools
By Chris Doten | June 26, 2018
Here are a few of the different problems NDI and our partners are trying to wrestle with
Onstage at SxSW with the Blockchain Trust Accellerator
By Chris Doten | March 16, 2018
Why is a democracy organization into blockchain? What is this blockchain stuff, anyways?
Zambian data clerks compiling election monitoring reports
By Chris Doten | March 12, 2018
NDI and the Blockchain Trust Accelerator believe distributed public ledgers are a new approach to big problems
Developing prototype tools for citizen security at TechCivica Mexico
By Chris Doten | August 29, 2017
Want to help the internet work for democracy for a change? We need a product manager with global vision.