AppLab�s Worldwide Team

Heather Thorne
Director, ICT Innovation Program, AppLab
Heather leads Grameen Foundation�s ICT Innovation efforts in Uganda and Indonesia, which include the AppLab and Community Knowledge Worker Initiatives in Uganda, and the AppLab and Microfranchise programs in Indonesia, while advising on other ICT-Innovation programs.  Prior to Grameen, Heather spent nearly 6 years at Microsoft in strategy, product management, and operational leadership roles, including work focused on emerging markets consumers, in the Windows, Microsoft Research and Mobile divisions. Prior to Microsoft, she was an associate with McKinsey & Company, started her own outdoor gear company, worked in Russia for a Moscow-based investment bank, and for NASA on the US-Russian space program. She received BA degrees in Russian Language and Political Science from University of Washington, and an MBA from Wharton.

Tim Wood
Director, Mobile Health Innovation

Tim specializes in applying information technology to address the problems of poverty and health in developing countries. After 12 years at Microsoft working on software development, Tim spent two years consulting with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation looking at the intersection of Information Technology and Global Health. He joined the Grameen Technology Center in 2002 and pioneered replication of the Grameen Village Phone program, launching sustainable initiatives in Uganda and Rwanda and co-authoring the Village Phone Replication Manual.  He is currently leading Grameen's efforts to identify ways to improve the quantity and quality of healthcare in developing countries using mobile phones.  Tim brings a broad range of technical and business expertise, and a valued perspective on technology initiatives for developing countries.

Jason Hahn
Business Development Manager, ICT Innovation Program (supporting the CKW team in Seattle)

Jason prepares the financial projections that keep us on track to sustainability, and plays a key role in developing partner proposals to extend the reach of our CKW network in Uganda.� �As in all true start-ups, he pitches in where needed and has also developed a bit of expertise in procuring unlocked G1 phones - not an easy task in the US!

Prior to joining the Grameen Foundation, Jason was a Foreign Service Officer with postings in Haiti, the United Kingdom, and Benin, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger.�� Jason has an MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and a Bachelors degree from Washington and Lee University.� In his spare time, he enjoys keeping up on his Zarma language skills, a reminder of his time in Niger, with his wife Laura.