Jason Schick is the General Manager of Confluent Public Sector, where he leads a growing team of open source software experts focused on solving a set of related data challenges to help Government be more responsive to rapidly changing conditions. He and his team work to operationalize data, in alignment with the DoD Data Strategy, to ensure operators have complete and AI/ML enriched data at the required ops tempo. Systems across the Department of Defense from C5ISR, to cyber threat detection, to readiness reporting and business systems have begun using Confluent’s software – the hardened distribution of Apache Kafka – to put data in motion.
Mr. Schick is a 25 year industry veteran of the analytics and data integration space, having previously led multiple teams at IBM, Ascential and MicroStrategy. Responsibilities at IBM included all aspects of sales and marketing of IBM Federal’s Mission Appliance business unit where key areas of focus were insider threat detection and advanced cyber analytics. Prior to that he led multiple software teams covering the DoD and Intelligence Community, with key areas of focus on data governance and data quality for Logistics, Readiness and Human Capital.
He has a B.S in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University and lives with his family in McLean, VA.