Jason is an independent consultant. Before,Jason Shepherd was VP of Ecosystem at ZEDEDA and the governing board chair of the Linux Foundation’s LF Edge organization. Prior to joining ZEDEDA, Jason was CTO for the Dell Technologies Edge and IoT Solutions Division. His proven track record as a thought leader in the market is evidenced through his leadership building up the award-winning Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program, establishing the open source EdgeX Foundry project to facilitate greater IoT interoperability, and leading the formation of the Linux Foundation’s Project Alvarium to foster data trust at scale. He speaks and writes regularly on technology topics such as edge computing, IoT, AI, 5G, Digital Twin and Ecosystem and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Industrial IoT influencers in both 2018 and 2019. He holds a total of 40 granted and pending US patents.