Vice President Technology at Woodside Energy
As Vice President Technology, Jason is responsible for identifying, developing and maturing technologies that foster new growth, increase production, reduce costs, and enable Woodside’s people to work safely and efficiently. Jason holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and Physics, and a master’s degree in Computing Information Systems. Jason has more than 20 years’ experience in leveraging industry, academia and government partnerships to accelerate technology advancements across multiple industries. Formerly, Jason worked for the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), primarily in human spaceflight. Jason also served as the Director of the agency’s Advanced Exploration Systems where he led many technology developments and partnerships with commercial industry; including the first human-rated commercial module for the International Space Station (ISS), the first advance manufacturing device in space, developing launch standards for CubeSats, establishing the initial framework agreement for making the ISS a National Lab for commercial use, and serving as the Senior Executive over NASA return to the Moon efforts. Jason was the founding Director of the Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation, formed to advance the utilisation of open innovation methodologies across the U.S. Government.