Tim Docking is Managing Partner at Cognitiks, a strategy consulting startup focused on transforming business and international development strategies in emerging markets. More generally, Tim is engaged in the growing public discourse over the intersection of technology, business, and socio-economic development worldwide, where he maintains there is enormous growth potential for the private sector tied to data-driven strategies that link to local realities and challenges.
Previously, Tim worked in government relations for the IBM Corporation before founding and leading a new IBM business unit focused on winning public sector opportunities in emerging markets. Through this intrapreneurial business model, Tim demonstrated how major corporations can build sustainable engagements in developing countries.
Prior to joining IBM, Tim was part of the startup executive team at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), 2004 - 08. Earlier in his career, Tim served as a White House Fellow; directed Africa research at the U.S. Institute of Peace; was an adjunct-professor of political science at Merrimack College; and has worked in the fields of U.S. foreign policy and African affairs since his service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali.
Tim has published widely in scholarly and popular journals and newspapers; travels and speaks regularly at conferences and Washington, D.C. round tables about technology, business and development; has testified before Congress and belongs to numerous international and domestic boards and advisory councils, including the MCC Private Sector Advisory Council, which he co-chairs. Dr. Docking holds a Ph.D. in comparative politics from Boston University.