Jason Shepherd is VP of Ecosystem at edge orchestration company ZEDEDA and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Industrial IoT influencers in both 2018 and 2019. 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 and establishing the vendor-neutral, open source EdgeX Foundry project to facilitate greater interoperability at the IoT edge. Jason is an LF Edge board member and is active in other key industry efforts focused on IoT and edge computing. He holds 14 granted and 25 pending U.S. patents.