Jason is an Architect in the Enterprise Technology and Solutions Group at Cisco. Jason has deep knowledge of networking technologies, including programmability, campus/data centre network architecture and identity.
Prior to his current role, Jason served as a Senior DevOps Manager for Cisco Cloud Services. He led a large team, building and operating cloud infrastructure for Cisco clients. This required deploying new services, creating operational efficiencies and overseeing the stability of the production network. In this role, Jason became a Cisco DevOps champion, hosting internal events, mentoring and helping others.
Before Cloud, Jason served as a TME Manager in the Core Software Group at Cisco. There, he led an accomplished team of TMEs focused on network-based software (software-defined networking, programmability, identity-based networking, application velocity and control, network infrastructure security). In this role, Jason worked cross-functionally, developing a strategic relationship with key leaders from the Enterprise sales force to strategize and design virtual-team events.
As a TME, Jason has focused on campus LAN/design, enterprise WAN, L2 security, identity-based networking, and device-level APIs/agents. Jason is a holder of nine patents, currently. For Cisco Live, Jason is a veteran speaker alum, hackathon coordinator, blogger, booth orchestrator, or anything called for. Jason is also an author of two Cisco Press books.
Jason joined Cisco in 1999. He is known throughout Cisco for his work ethic, passion, loyalty and drive. Jason has been happily married to his wife, Christy, for 15 years. Their oldest son, Davis (10), is Jason's best buddy. Jason is also wrapped around the finger of their daughter, Sidney (8). Jason is based in RTP, NC. Most non-work time is spent doing something with/for the kids. The Family likes to travel when they can, and Jason likes to spend time on a bike or other form of cardio when possible. As a Computer Engineering graduate of NC State University, Jason and his family enjoy Wolfpack sporting events as well.