Jason has been working with computers ever since he bought his first, a Timex/Sinclair 1000 in 6th grade and taught himself BASIC programming.
Since then, Jason has worked in IT for clients such as IBM, the U.S. Department of Justice, Florida Power and Light, Chase Manhattan Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kodak and Iris Associates (creator of Lotus Notes). He was also a sergeant in the US Army Reserve, serving from 1990 to 1998. Jason was educated at the University of Cincinnati (BA Political Science, 1993) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management (Executive Certificate, Management and Leadership, 2008).
As a public speaker, Jason has presented on topics including cloud computing, Windows Azure, social entrepreneurship, and launching a tech start-up. He is a Microsoft Windows Azure MVP, one of seventeen in the United States, and a registered INETA Regional Speaker.