Jonathan Jackson

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Jackson is a social entrepreneur, innovator, and dynamic leader with extensive mobile technology expertise in both low-income and high-income settings. He has co-founded multiple organizations focused on improved healthcare delivery and poverty alleviation.

As co-founder and CEO of Dimagi, Jonathan has overseen the growth of the company from the founding team to over 100 employees worldwide that operate programs in over 50 countries. He made an uncompromising commitment to open source software and developed a highly interactive collaborative culture that fosters partnerships across academics, philanthropists, and implementers.

Jonathan holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.  He also co-founded Cogito Corp, a pioneering behavioral analytics company.  Jonathan is a visiting scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Decision Systems Group and a lecturer at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Most Recent Posts By Jonathan Jackson

I just returned from an exciting week at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC) in Dalian, China. During my time at AMNC15, I was asked to speak on the “Connecting the Unconnected” panel with Mitchell Baker, Ken Hu, Zhao Houlin and Stephane Kasriel. We talked about the many opportunities and […]

I’m in Dalian, China attending the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, part of the World Economic Forum (WEF). I’m excited to catch up with former Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs and to meet this year’s new class. Connecting with members of the Schwab Foundation Community is always a humbling and inspiring experience. The Annual Meeting of the New Champions brings together […]

At Dimagi, it feels like we use a million different systems to stay connected at work. Outside of the office, our Boston-based team also stays connected on a Dimagi WhatsApp chat. Folks will ping the chat with happy birthday wishes, share invites for people to join their after work or weekend plans, or share photos […]

  I recently finished reading How Google Works, which highlights the lessons learned throughout the years as Google started to scale.  Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman and former CEO, tells an interesting story about the time when he really understood that Google was a different type of company from others he had run.  Larry Page […]

  *UPDATE:  Watch the webinar here — Dimagi CEO Jonathan Jackson will take part in an upcoming webinar discussing “How Cutting Edge Apps are Advancing Social Good” hosted by IBM Cloudant. Key Details: Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015 Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT Moderator: Cheri Bergeron, IBM Cloudant Speakers: Jonathan Jackson, CEO, Dimagi, […]

    Recently, I was working on a CommCare Excel dashboard for an Ebola project in Sierra Leone. Not being an expert at Excel, I found myself looking up lots of complex formulas and spending time trying to wrap my head around the right approach to take (array formulas). As one would expect, trying to […]

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