Brian DeRenzi is a computer scientist with extensive field experience in applying information technologies to help organizations address poverty in low-income settings. He has published and lectured extensively in ICT4D, HCI, and public health. Brian led the field work the initial CommCare, working closely with organizations and community health workers in East Africa. Prior to joining Dimagi, he helped launch the health research group at IBM Research — Africa in Nairobi and was an Assistant Professor (equivalent) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town. Brian holds a PhD in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Washington and was a Fulbright Fellow.