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Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dimagi. As the CEO of Dimagi, Jonathan oversees a team of global employees who are supporting digital solutions in the vast majority of countries with globally-recognized partners. He has led Dimagi to become a leading, scaling social enterprise and creator of the world’s most widely used and powerful data collection platform, CommCare. He is also the co-host of the High Impact Growth podcast.

An award-winning social entrepreneur and software engineer, Jonathan made an uncompromising commitment early in his career to developing open technology that creates maximum impact and good in the world. He has since gone on to found multiple organizations focused on leveraging technology to improve healthcare delivery worldwide, including Cogito Corp, a pioneering behavioral analytics company.

Jonathan is a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur and has been recognized by Business Week as one of the Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs. He currently sits on the boards of SimPrints and Spark Micro Grants. Jonathan earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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North America, Greater China, South Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Africa, Latin America


Dimagi's vision is to apply open-source and scalable technology to improve community-based service delivery across the world. Dimagi has produced a suite of three core mobile applications. The flagship tool is CommCare, an open source turnkey platform that enables partners to develop their own content of protocols and data collection, utilize multimedia for low literacy interfaces, and manage their program’s performance.

The two other tools are CommConnect, a solution for building SMS applications allowing for two-way messaging, conditional reminders, surveys and broadcast messages, and CommTrack, a tool for mobile logistics and supply-chain management. Dimagi has found multimedia to be universally popular among clients and holds strong evidence that recorded audio improves the persuasive power of health and other messaging.


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