David Block-Schachter – Chief Technology Officer,
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
As Chief Technology Officer at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, David Block-Schachter works on projects that make the T easier to use. Among others, these include fare systems that speed up buses and allow you to pay with your phone, real time information that reduces wait times and stress, a responsive and accessible website, and the open data and APIs that support all this and more. David was formerly the Chief Scientist and CTO at Bridj, an on-demand bus service. He has lots of degrees, including a Ph.D from MIT. He doesn’t drive, which probably explains a lot.