Thomas Roca, PhD – Data Strategist Economic Graph LinkedIn & Microsoft Senior Research Affiliate @ Data-Pop Alliance
Thomas gives data-training for the United Nation System Staff College in collaboration with Data-Pop Alliance (ODI, MIT media Lab, Harvard HHI)
In his previous roles, Thomas was a researcher and statistician, then Data Officer at the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) – France’s Bilateral Cooperation Bank. Thomas leads a research program on alternative welfare indicators, Big Data for Development and data visualization, with MIT media lab, Orange and Data-Pop Alliance as partners. Thomas developed AFD’s data portal to help inform development practitioners about economic and social situation of developing countries.
Thomas also spent time at the United Nations in New York contributing to the Human Development Reports (2015 and 2010). He taught Economics in Hungary, Vietnam, and Kurdistan as a lecturer. Thomas holds a PhD in Development Economics from Bordeaux University and a MSC in Economics from University Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne.