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CTO at Sea Monster
Jason has had over 20 years experience in the technology industry and has helped start up a number of successful businesses. He has a masters degree in innovation and is particularly interested in design thinking and start ups. Jason has previously spoken at a number of prestigious events such as TED Global 2012, the South African Innovation Summit and NetProphet where he has shared his insights and ideas on topics including Innovation, Design Thinking, Big Data, Analytics, Strategy, Trends and Technology. At TED Global 2012, Jason was asked to speak at the Education workshop where he delved into the topic “how we can change existing educational paradigms to encourage more students to become entrepreneurs". His inspiring talk on this theme explained how teaching systems thinking, design thinking and EQ at school level could provide students with better tools to deal with the complexities in the world they will face post graduation. Additionally, he has been part of the core team that assembles the annual TEDxCapeTown and he was responsible for launching South Africa’s largest big data conference: Mammoth. He is now the Chief Technology Officer for Sea Monster Entertainment, a South African based game development and animation company. Since coming on board, Jason has helped build and mature the game development division of Sea Monster. He has introduced a number of world class engineering practices into Sea Monster and a lead number of complex projects for customers ranging from large brands such as Disney and Old Mutual through to internal projects using a range of technologies including Augmented and Virtual Reality. Jason is also co-founder of two start-ups and and an independent consultant focusing on technology strategy. In amongst these activities, he takes up personal coaching, business coaching and speaker coaching. Besides coaching a number of business startups, Jason also works with SupporTED (the coaching arm of TED) to coach a number of the Senior TED Fellows.