The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
Charis Asante-Agyei
tandofellow@tando.org
Expertise
African startup ecosystem
community and social informatics
design thinking
human-computer interaction
technology management
Bio

Charis Asante-Agyei is currently a Ph.D. student in the Information School (iSchool) at Syracuse University, where he works closely with faculty and local organizations to explore the changing nature of work in communities. He has a particular interest in entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging markets that have high informality rates and burgeoning digital economies. Using human-centered design methodologies, he engages with diverse community stakeholders to develop, critique, design, and deploy digital technologies that maximize well-being and mitigate unanticipated risks.

Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Charis completed his master’s in Technology Management from SUNY Stony Brook University in their South Korea campus. He worked in the IT office of a global university coordinating campus networks. He also facilitated several design workshops and seminars, including one to an automotive manufacturing company while an intern. He has conducted several experiential learning modules and engaged in writing grant proposals. He is a member of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) and Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University.

Ph.D. student

Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Charis completed his master’s in Technology Management from SUNY Stony Brook University in their South Korea campus. He worked in the IT office of a global university coordinating campus networks. He also facilitated several design workshops and seminars, including one to an automotive manufacturing company while an intern. He has conducted several experiential learning modules and engaged in writing grant proposals. He is a member of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) and Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University.

Experience
Conference
All Fellows
Kaisa Still
Liz Brailsford
Shunsuke Managi
Manhar Singh
Sharif Uddin Ahmed Rana
Mohan Nair
Steven T. Walsh
Nathan “Nth” Bar-Fields
Sahil Gupta
T.W. Kang
David Wimberly
Russell Kalmacoff
Ruzanna Tarverdyan
Finn Kydland
Manuel Heitor
Paul M. Joyal
Keenan D. Grenell
John Sibley Butler (1989)
Art Markman (2005)
John N. Doggett (1989)
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