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Ocean Exchange Team

Jason Thompson

Chief Technology Officer, Oceankind

Jason Thompson is the Chief Technology Officer for Oceankind.  Prior to joining Oceankind Jason was on Verily’s founding team, Alphabet’s life sciences subsidiary spun out of Google X.

Prior to joining Oceankind Jason was on Verily’s founding team, Alphabet’s life sciences subsidiary spun out of Google X. After Verily, Jason founded a second, still unannounced program at X. He is also a co-founder of Boreal Genomics, a liquid biopsy cancer diagnostics company that was recently acquired by a large diagnostics company. He most recently worked at Groq, a fabless semiconductor startup developing machine learning accelerator chips, and his postdoctoral work was at Xerox PARC where he developed novel methods of microassembly of semiconductors into larger assemblies.

He currently advises companies in biotech, semiconductors, and ocean technology. Jason earned a PhD in Physics and a BASc in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia He has co-authored 10 peer reviewed journal articles, and is an inventor on 46 issued patents to date.

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Ocean Exchange invites you to learn more about Awards Program, our ecosystem and success of our award winners and participants. Together, we can chart a powerful course to help ensure the future of our oceans and the Blue Economy.

“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

“There’s nothing better than going to an event or engaging with people so you walk away and say, ‘Wow!’”