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Bo Percival

StaffDirector of Technology and Innovation


Sitting at the junction of technology and development, Bo Percival is a self-proclaimed ‘geek for good’, dedicated to uncovering insights at the intersection of behaviour, economics, technology and development.

Bo has worked extensively in digital development for Gender, Education, HIV, LGBT rights, Youth Development and WASH; providing support to over 25 countries worldwide. Bo has a Ba. in economics and marketing, diplomas in interpreting and development and is currently completing his masters in psychology and behavioural science. He emphasizes the interaction between humans and information technology in a big way. His current role as Director of Technology and Innovation at HOT is a perfect collision of passion and profession.


How we measure the effects of AI-assisted mapping

Over the past two years, HOT has taken a leadership role in exploring and facilitating the application of the latest advances in artificial intelligence.

1 June, 2020

Tasking Manager | Behind the DevDesk with Wille Marcel

Wille is an experienced frontend engineer focused on rich web map applications and the creator the Tasking Manager frontend and the OSMCha application, a very important tool for quality control and monitoring of changes of OpenStreetMap.

28 May, 2020

Launching the Tech HOT Spot!

Welcome to our first blog post! We will be using this space to share stories from HOT Tech Team’s world and talk about ways in which our team plays a strong role in HOT's mission.

1 July, 2020

welcome to hot_tech...

As everyone is well aware, it's time to scale up at HOT, and hot_tech is no exception. We have been afforded an ‘Audacious’ opportunity to welcome some impressive new talent into the fold. I was once told never to assume you're the smartest in the room, and with the addition of these four new team members, I know for sure that I am not. Let me be the first to share with you a quick intro to each of the new team members, why they decided to join us, and why we wanted them to be a part of the team.

16 December, 2020

Design Sprintathon

hot_tech kicked off 2021 with what started out with a big idea to run some rapid assessment and design sprints (RaDs). We learned that sprint, drastically underestimates the epic time & efforts it takes to get a sprint across the line. We also learned so much about the collectives we serve and how we can serve them better...

2 April, 2021