Who we are

Who

We are a team of engineers who believe that technology can make the World better. We created Tutator in 2008, as a social enterprise dedicated to assisting social projects in all their technology needs, in particular:

While Tutator started in Switzerland, its vision is global. The main team of developers was established in Bolivia in 2013. It developed into a full-scale company in 2016.

We have offices in California, Mexico, Switzerland and project across the world

Because we hold as our duty to protect human dignity, our team also includes specialists in Human Rights and Children’s Rights and we often get help from advisers that are world-famous experts in those areas.

Why

We have experience in software, hardware, data analysis, measurements and statistics.

Over the past 35 years, we have been involved in manufacturing, marketing, sales and support of products all over the world, mostly from the Silicon Valley.

We know how to initiate, grow and run a sustainable business.

Lesson learned
This made us aware of the realities of the markets and of the laws of offer and demand. People will only accept changes and services if these provide them with value. One has to look at social services in these terms and focus on the beneficiaries and on the value-added we can provide to them.
In order to deeply understand social challenges all around the world we have traveled extensively, and we visited and analyzed well over 100 sites offering social services, ranging from those rendered by governments to those offered by NGOs.
Lesson learned

We realized the value of data collection to correctly prioritize and ensure timely and fair delivery of services.

Spending time and talking with many of these refugees made us realize that every one of them is different and needs a personalized service and follow up.

A well-designed tool leveraging a database for the communities would go a long way towards ensuring efficiency and fairness.

In the social arena, we witnessed a lot of engagement by wonderful people, leading to all sorts of results: successful interventions that should be extended and improved, failures that should be analyzed to develop alternatives and some struggling projects that desperately need help and support.
Lesson learned
We developed a tool that would give this NGO the ability to take whole families into account and thus offer what is best suited for each family member.

What

We know that most social interventions would hugely benefit from a deep analysis and updating of their processes along with the deployment of the appropriate tools for case management, data collection and impact analysis.

Indeed, the social institutions that are offering social services typically need to:

Offer customized answers to the diversified needs they encounter among their beneficiaries in a rapidly changing environment
Lesson learned
They quickly realized they needed appropriate software tools to manage the students’ programs and to deploy distance learning. A constantly updated database of the market’s demand for workers as well as the specific characteristics of each student need to be taken into account for an optimized impact on their future.
Measure their impact (not their output but rather the outcome of their intervention) on many different dimensions in order to orient and improve their action
Lesson learned
A proper impact-monitoring tool should have detected early that negative consequence and raised alarms so that actions could be taken to fix that problem.
Report to the people they are accountable to with solid impact analysis based on real data
Lesson learned
They quickly realized that offering advice, training and tools on an online platform was essential for their beneficiaries.

In a World where “Data collection” is all-too-often associated with evil (usually labeled as “Big Data”), we know that properly handled data can be a powerful tool to improve today’s interventions and build prevention mechanisms such as protection and preparedness. We want to make the best ethical use of data to have a positive impact on beneficiaries.

We are committed to build systems that ensure the highest level of protection for the privacy of the people we serve.

Lesson learned
In 2016, the Bolivian penitentiary system asked for our help with that problem. Our solution is now used to manage all the adult detainees in Bolivia and to ensure that their rights are protected.
Lesson learned
Providing those health professionals with the right imaging tools and a direct remote access to the right specialists who can receive the images and provide immediate advice can save many lives.
Lesson learned
Providing the health professionals with the right tools could go a long way towards protecting people from this deadly disease.

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