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.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

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In case you missed it: check out our episode with Colin Copeland, CTO of Caktus Group

About Jonathan Jackson:

Jonathan Jackson is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dimagi. An award-winning entrepreneur, software engineer, and system designer, Jonathan is committed  to open source software and to interactive, collaborative work cultures that foster partnerships across academics, philanthropists, and implementers. 

As the CEO of Dimagi, Jonathan oversees a team of more than 200 global employees who are supporting digital solutions in more than 130 countries with globally-recognized partners. He has led Dimagi to become a leading, scaling social enterprise and creator of CommCare, the world’s most widely used service delivery and data collection platform.

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, Spark Micro Grants, and the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign.

About Dimagi:

Dimagi is a certified Benefit Corporation and leading social enterprise, working since 2002 towards our vision of a world where everyone has access to the services they need to thrive. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and with teams in India, South Africa, Senegal, and around the world, Dimagi partners with governments, NGOs, and foundations to amplify their frontline impact through scalable digital solutions and expert services. Our open-source flagship product, CommCare, is the world’s most widely-used data collection and service delivery platform, used by hundreds of thousands of frontline workers in 130 countries. An evidence base of more than 75 peer-reviewed publications has shown that equipping frontline workers with CommCare improves performance, quality of care delivered, and client health outcomes. Learn more at

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