Jason Whittet is a Director with GE’s Intelligent Cities team deploying smart, connected LED lighting with sensors and data analytics. Most recently, Jason worked with the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) public sector practice where he led local, state and federal government business development for the global technology research and advisory firm. Before IDC, he helped launch the Massachusetts Broadband Institute as Deputy Director and contributed to the successful completion of the $100MM, 1,200 mile MassBroadband 123 fiber-optic network in western Massachusetts. Jason has also held positions with Comcast in government relations, with the Massachusetts State Senate Ways and Means Committee as Project Director, and with the Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation as an AmeriCorps Volunteer. Jason has a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Northeastern.