Jason Wells is a San Diego-based entrepreneur, inventor, software engineer and general purpose complexity-wrangler with an academic background in philosophy. Formerly the Vice President for Special Projects at Semantic Research, Inc., he led a team of engineers and computer scientists developing petascale semantic network visualization and information retrieval technology for analysts in the US intelligence community. He has left that behind and is now preparing to pursue a doctorate in cognitive science from UCSD, and does a little social media and software consulting on the side. Having a green thumb and a love of nature, Jason is a recreational botanist and a successful angel investor in green tech startups. Jason is also an avid devotee of snowboarding, mountain biking, photography and world travel.