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Cooper City, FL
CTO Financial Services @ Hitachi Solutions, Army Reserve Veteran, Author of Council of Friends book series
Jason is CTO, Financial Services at Hitachi Solution, headquartered in Irvine, CA. Jason has been working with computers ever since he bought his first, a Timex/Sinclair 1000 in 6th grade and taught himself BASIC programming. Prior to Hitachi, Jason was Chief Architect at i3 in Fairfax, VA, Chief Architect at SAIC in Reston, VA, 1st VP Cloud Solutions Architect at City National Bank of Florida in Miami, and VP Platform Architecture & Engineering at Champion Solutions Group in Boca Raton, FL. Earlier in his career he 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 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management. As a public speaker, Jason has given over 100 presentations at conferences and user groups on topics including cloud computing, Microsoft Azure, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and launching a tech start-up. He is a Microsoft Azure MVP (2010-present), a young adult author, and a cellist.