Jason Smith
Chief Commercial Officer, Meeco

Jason Smith

A highly strategic, technical and commercially astute executive. Jason has over 20 years of experience of starting, growing and managing businesses. The last 10 years of which have been with data businesses. Prior to joining Meeco, Jason led a global project within Experian as part of their global data innovation team (‘Dx’) focusing on consent, data sharing & privacy. He also co-led projects on digital ID, privacy enabling technologies and consumer personal data management applications. Jason also contributed to Experian’s response to the 2020 EU Data Strategy consultation.  

Previously, he established a research data lab as part of ScaleUpNation, in Amsterdam, using machine learning & network science to research ‘what lies behind a successful scale-up’. Prior to that Jason co-founded and was CEO of Blurrt, a social media data intelligence software using AI natural language processing for sentiment and emotional analysis as well as topic clustering. Blurrt achieved a number of UK technology awards and firsts - notably real time analysis of political debates and sports matches using tweets which were broadcast live.

Jason has written, presented and produced 3 radio documentaries for BBC on technology (‘BeingSocial’ on social media & data; ‘Becoming Artificial’ on AI & what it means for humans and ‘Going Viral’ on the use of technology during the firstCovid lockdown). In addition Jason has written and been invited to speak on data & AI. He is a member of the European AI Alliance and was previously recognised by TechCityInsider as one of the top 200 tech entrepreneurs in the UK.

Outside of work, he cycles.

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