Hi. I'm Dave.


I believe in the joy of innovation and that we, together, can create a better tomorrow.

I am currently a Program Officer on the Financial Services for the Poor team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and I lead our product innovation work.

I work with our amazing partners to drive the growth of existing digital financial services by applying the best of human-centered design and data science. We're also in the midst of creating a set of next generation digital financial products that will hopefully help people get out of - and stay out of - poverty.

I started Anthropologists Among Us to help anthropology students figure out how to use their anthropology background to make a transformative impact in their career, community, and life.

Previously, I was a Lead Commercial Inventor at ?What If! Innovation and a management and strategy consultant at Opera Solutions.

Tennyson said it best in his poem, Ulysses: I am a part of all that I have met.


Writing

Occasionally, I'll write about innovation, anthropology, financial inclusion, and other topics that seem interesting at the time.

Get in Touch

The best way to reach me is dave@thisisdavekim.com. You can also find me on Twitter as @iodave.