Chaki Ng develops emerging technologies, ships products that serve millions and builds startup teams. Most recently, he was an innovation executive at Viacom and Founder + SVP of Viacom NEXT -- an VR + AR studio that rapidly shipped over 8 projects (on Steam + iOS stores, premiered at SundanceSXSW,  White House and won a Grand Prix at Cannes Lions) in just over a year. He previously was SVP Product for MTV and other brands: built and led multiple teams that designed + launched 15 video apps on  in just 2 years (with combined hundreds of millions of video streams yearly) and re-imagined VMA + MTV News with modern UX + design processes and data science.  He co-founded + sold  a 65-people eLearning company that powered thousands of K-12 + college classrooms for top educational providers such as Scholastic + Harcourt. His brains were heavily re-wired while designing distributed systems (sensor networks + cloud / grid networks) using mechanism design and virtual currencies at Harvard (PhD + SM in Computer Science, advised by Prof. Margo Seltzer and Prof. David Parkes) and tangible + augmented interfaces at MIT (Research Projects at Media Lab). He also holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and a BS (Computer Science) from Northeastern. 

Current Interests
Distributed Systems + Blockchain-Interoperability + Mechanism Design / Game Theory

Academic Publications | Some Past Projects
Fun Fact: I am lucky to have taken classes taught by many great academics including: David Clark | Tim Berners-Lee | Al Roth | Robert Merton | Nancy Lynch

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


Find me next at: ACM SATIS Summer School on Distributed Systemspast events (* speaker): 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*

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

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

Connect
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