As Senior Director, Research at Caribou Digital, I am a researcher, author, and consultant focused on advancing digital inclusion in the developing world. My projects often involve and combine market research, applied ethnography, social impacts of mobile telephony, regional competitiveness, and ICTD/ICT4D “Information Technology for Development”. Previously, I was a researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research in Bangalore, India, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and a consultant with the Monitor Group and its spin-off, the OTF Group. I have a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Communication Theory and Research. You can reach me at and/or follow me as @jcdonner on Twitter.