CIO Symposium Contributor


Chandrika Samarth, SM ‘07

Symposium Roles

Logistics Team Member 2013, 2014


Chandrika Samarth is currently with a start-up that commercializes research into building online communities in the healthcare space. He is collaborating with a team from the Harvard Medical School to understand social network characteristics of specific disease groups and age profiles in order to design programs for targeted intervention using Web 2.0 technologies. Previously in India, he founded a start-up in the railway signaling area that sub-contracted design work from Asia and the Middle East. He is a Sloan Fellow, Class of 2007 from the MIT Sloan School of Management and has researched and published on using Social Network Analysis techniques and IT Governance mechanisms to optimize delivery of clinical care. Most recently he was with a consulting group within Partners Healthcare Systems that evaluated value of investments in healthcare IT for the Veterans Health Administration. Mr. Samarth has also worked with Siemens Health Services where he was business manager and instrumental in forging public-private partnerships with governments of developing countries. His earlier work background has also been in logistics operations, ERP implementation and business development. Mr. Samarth holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management. He remains keenly involved with organizing seminars/events for networking opportunities in the Boston area.