Advisory Board Member
Chintan Vaishnav is a socio-technologist, an engineer trained to understand humans
as well as technological complexity in large systems. He creates socio-technical
systems for improving lives in underserved communities, and analyzes the implications
of promoting and managing such technologies for policymakers, managers, and society at large.
Applications of his research have led to solutions that improve decisions in agriculture,
water, urban governance, healthcare, automotive, and telecommunications sectors. Vaishnav
has co-founded a startup in the water sector, and has recently created a platform Billion
Social Masks that brings safe masks to all and livelihood to many. He regularly advises
for-profits, non-profits and governments on issues intersecting technology, development,
and policy. Vaishnav is a Senior Lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a member
of the founding team of the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design.