About 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.
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.
Celebrating 20 Years of Impact at Dimagi
Looking back on the last 20 years of Impact, Team and Profit at Dimagi and looking ahead to the next 20. As we continue to grow, stretch and challenge ourselves towards creating better solutions that enable better jobs and better outcomes, I am simultaneously optimistic about what’s possible, humbled by the challenges ahead, and grateful for the team and partners I get to work with every day.
November 7, 2022
Announcing the High-Impact Growth Podcast
In the last 20 years, we’ve learned a lot about the role of technology in global health and development--through successes and failures. As an open source company, we’ve also sought to share what we learn along the way, primarily through our blog as well as at conferences and events. Today, we are announcing a new way that we’ll be sharing: the High-Impact Growth Podcast.
June 7, 2022
Announcing our 5 Year Strategy for High-Impact Growth
We are thrilled to share Dimagi’s five-year strategy for 2022 - 2026. The timing is especially exciting as we enter our 20th year as an organization, and look to the next 20. This strategy has been a work of love, collaboration, and excitement. We believe that we are in the best position that we have ever been in to achieve what we call High-Impact Growth at Dimagi.
May 4, 2022
A podcast for social entrepreneurs, global development funders, nonprofit leaders and anyone grappling with the challenge of how to build solutions that are both immensely impactful and also achieve high-growth. Join Dimagi CEO and co-founder, Jonathan Jackson, along with host Amie Vaccaro as we unpack learnings from 20 years building digital solutions for global health and development.
Rowena Luk chats with Jonathan about the influences, people, and ideas that took him from being an MIT grad on Wall Street to building health systems in Zambia. As they reflect on Dimagi’s founding story, you’ll also hear Jonathan’s conscious decision to be an idealist and an activist – in spite of the existential doubts that plague him to this day.
Today we’re talking to Jonathan Jackson, Co-Founder and CEO of Dimagi. And we discuss how Dimagi built out tech for contact tracing and data processing during the pandemic. How Dimagi has augmented their engineering teams by working with Caktus Group over the years, and tips for approaching each new task with curiosity.