Chaki develops and ships digital products that serve millions on emerging distribution channels, driven by both quantitative and qualitative data.

Most recently, he was Chief Product Officer at Odin, Inc., a startup addressing the mental wellness market via science-based video content and personalizations.

Previously, he was a senior executive at Viacom. He first joined as SVP Product to lead MTV + VH1 and other brands: lauched 15 streaming apps on  in just 2 years, with combined 500M+ video streams / year and helped increased revenues 2.5x. He also led redesigns of  VMA + MTV News with data science + growth hacking: both cementing their top spots among entertainment properties.

Later, Chaki was appointed to be GM Innovations and founded two new business teams, including Viacom NEXT - an VR + AR studio that shipped over 10 projects (on Steam + iOS stores, premiered at SundanceSXSWWhite House and won Grand Prix at Cannes Lions and Webby) in just over a year and a half.

Right out of college, Chaki co-founded a 65-people eLearning company, Interactive Constructs, Inc., that powered top educational products such as Read 180 for publishers such as Scholastic + Harcourt via multi-million dollar licensing deals. He started his career in college as a senior software engineer for Yoyodyne Entertainment, the first permission marketing company acquired by Yahoo!

In parallel to his corporate life, Chaki worked on computing research by designing distributed systems (sensor networks + cloud / grid networks) and resource allocation algorithms (mechanism design and virtual currencies) at Harvard (PhD + SM in Computer Science, advised by Prof. Margo Seltzer and Prof. David Parkes) and building tangible + augmented interfaces at MIT Media Lab. He also holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and a BS (Computer Science) from Northeastern. He still codes lightly to keep up with the latest and greatest at night.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence | Advisor current: MIT Martin Trust Center | ColumbiaTribalScale | Spatial.is
recent/ex: Harvard iLabNYC Media Lab | MIT CSAIL


Academic Publications
PhD Thesis: Online Mechanism and Virtual Currency Design

Some Past Projects
MIT Glass Infrastructure | Interactive Screens | Tangible Interface

Speaker Decks
Coming Soon: Video Trends 2020

Some Talks on YouTube
Exploring Future Reality | Another One | AR in ActionMayo Clinic Transform 
 
Some Press Coverage
AdWeek | Rolling Stone | VR Focus

Currently Learning: Deep Learning
Udacity AI Nanodegree |MIT Social Data and Networks | Stanford d.School Executive Bootcamp | Cooper Visual Interface Design 
Fun Fact: I am lucky to have taken classes taught by many great academics including: Tim Berners-Lee | Al Roth | Robert Merton | David Clark | Nancy Lynch

Find me next at
: TBD past events (* speaker): ACM SATIS Summer School on Advanced Topics in Systems | ODSC East | MIT Biz of Blockchain | _Underscore.vc Blockchain | MIT Bitcoin Expo| AI & Future of Work (MIT) | TakeOver VR/AR Panel* | AWE Expo | LDV Vision | Media Summit NYC* | AR in Action* | Exploring Future Reality*

Connect
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Inspirations
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt