Executive Director at Open Voice Network
Jon is the Executive Director of The Open Voice Network, the non-profit industry association dedicated to developing the technical standards and usage guidelines that will make AI-enabled voice assistance worthy of user trust. How to describe Jon? He’s a technologist born and raised on the business side. And a business person immersed for past 20 years in the technologies shaping our collective future. He brings to the conversation more than 30 years of senior-level experience with the top brands in the retail and retail technology industries, and project and implementation experience from around the world. He’s also known a thought-provoking speaker, workshop guide and leader, blogger and writer.
Behind the scenes, he’s a fan of history, of sport, of the push-pull of innovation, scientific discovery, and socio-political behavioral change. Books are a passion, as is travel; before the pandemic, you might have found him on a naturalist's tour of the Peruvian tributaries of the Amazon, walking the battlefield of Borodino, or enjoying a summer evening (with a spicy bratwurst sandwich, mustard only) in the grandstand of his favorite baseball team in the States. Home is Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Lisa. And a good day is any day of learning and laughter.