Jeff Jonas is chief scientist of the IBM Entity Analytics group and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. He founded Systems Research & Development (SRD) in 1984 which was acquired by IBM in January 2005. Prior to the acquisition Jonas lead SRD through the design and development of a number of unique systems including technology used by the Las Vegas gaming industry. One such innovation played a pivotal role in protecting the gaming industry from aggressive card count teams. Jonas’ work has received wide media attention from the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, to Fortune Magazine, He is a Member of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, a Board Member of the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), on the EPIC Advisory Board, on the Privacy International Advisory Board, a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and a Distinguished Engineer of Information Systems (adjunct) at Singapore Management University.