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SE 290 - Jason Lee

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
The Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
Location
114 TB
Date
Feb 16, 2023   11:00 am  
Contact
Julie Murphy
E-Mail
jdg5@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
ISE Seminar Calendar

Jason is a 1995 ISE General Engineering Graduate originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago and now resides in Western Springs, IL.  His wife is also an Illinois grad and together have 4 kids with the oldest being an U of I Freshman studying Systems Engineering and Process Design.  Coming from a long line of engineers, Jason sought the same logical problem solving disciplines provided from an engineering curriculum to be applied in business pursuits.

He started his career at Accenture and has spent nearly 30 years as a serial entrepreneur building cultures and teams to serve large enterprise customers.  The focus always being to build solutions which deliver real value through increased revenue, reduced cost and/or minimize risk.  Typical services provided include technology strategy, process design, business application development, data analytics and implementing technology infrastructure.

Jason has co-founded 3 services firms with successful exits (2005, 2019, 2020) to strategic buyers including Cognizant Technology Solutions and ATOS valued at over $300M.  These businesses have employed more than 1500 people across the US, Canada and India.  Most recently the services have been heavily Cloud focused working with the major players such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft including repeat honor as Google Cloud North American Partner of the Year.

Jason remains an active business investor and board advisor working with fellow entrepreneurs working to launch their companies.  He has also recently joined the ISE Alumni Board serving on the Business Perspectives Committee. 

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