A Force for Good
Republic Systems’ TruTrace counters harmful practices such as forced labor and destruction of wildlife and habitats by drastically decreasing the amount of time required to trace a product back to its origin.
TruTrace is digitizing the first mile of the supply chain in developing countries, where traditional traceability systems are costly to implement.
Republic Systems' TruTrace is an open-sourced software application that provides connectivity in lengthy disaggregated supply chains.
It is as easy to use as your favorite social media app.
With Republic Systems' TruTrace, disaggregated participants in the supply chain to capture images of physical trace documents, add metadata, and submit to a central database from their smart devices.
Republic Systems builds technically advanced, cost-effective SaaS applications that engage users and deliver measurable results.
Republic Systems is a systems development company primarily serving
businesses, government agencies and NGOs.
Rob Hughes brings more than 20 years of software and technology management experience to Republic Systems. He directs all aspects of the company’s development, in alignment with its core principles of open innovation, crowdsourcing, and technology towards sustainability.
Jack Hughes is a seasoned software and technology management expert with more than 25 years of experience in the field. In addition to his work as a Co-Founder of Republic Systems, Hughes is a Founding Investor, Co-Creator and Director at Tongal, a global community of creators that collaborate with networks, studios and brands to develop multi-platform video content.
Dr. Kevin Boudreau is the Chief Economist and co-Principal Investigator of the Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab, and is an applied micro-economist and strategy researcher. Through his research he generates ideas, devises empirical research designs and conducts quantitative analysis on how platforms are best designed and organized.
Dr. Karim Lakhani, a co-founder of Republic Systems, is the Charles E. Wilson Professor of Business Administration and the Dorothy and Michael Hintze Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He is the founder and co-director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, the principal investigator of the NASA Tournament Laboratory at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the faculty co-founder of the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative. He specializes in the management of technological innovation in firms and communities.
James Harakaly serves as the Program Manager for Republic Systems, with deep involvement in the firm’s mCiti and TruTrace projects. He specializes in program and project management within the information technology and services industry, with a history of on-time, on-budget completion and delivery.
Founded in 2014 as a software company focusing on the intersection of developers, online communities and emerging technology.
Projects include: software solutions in the Medicaid space; citizen engagement app and benefits eligibility calculator mCiti; and TruTrace for a global NGO focused on conservation.
Republic Systems is fully engaged in development as the power and ubiquity of mobile technology continues to grow and bring immediate information to people worldwide.