Chaki develops emerging technologies, ships products that serve millions and builds efficient startups and teams. Most recently, he was Chief Product Officer at Odin, Inc., a startup addressing the mental wellness market via science-driven video content. Previously, he was a senior executive at Viacom. He first led as SVP Product for MTV + VH1 and other brands: one of the first TV industry executives who built multiple teams that launched 15 “TV Everywhere” video apps on  plus redesigned all websites in just 2 years, with combined 500M+ video streams and 23M+ unique visitors annually (and tens of millions of revenue ); and re-organized VMA + MTV News with agile UX + design processes and machine learning. Later, he took on the challenge of designing emerging businesses at a Fortune 500 company as the Founder + GM of two innovation teams, including Viacom NEXT - an VR + AR studio that rapidly 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, he co-founded a 65-people eLearning company, Interactive Constructs, Inc., that powered thousands of K-12 + college classrooms for top educational products such as Read 180 for publishers such as Scholastic + Harcourt via multi-million dollar licensing deals. His brains were heavily re-wired while designing distributed systems (sensor networks + cloud / grid networks) and time-based resource allocation algorithms using 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. 

Entrepreneur-in-Residence | Advisor current: MIT Martin Trust Center | ColumbiaTribalScale |
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 | 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*

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