Full Name
Jason Simpson
Job Title
VP, Engineering
Choice Hotels
Speaker Bio
Mr. Simpson is a global technology leader with over 25 years of software development and IT experience across start-ups, government and large public companies.

Mr. Simpson, Vice President of Engineering at Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), leads the company’s Cloud Engineering and Franchisee Systems organizations. He is currently driving the Infrastructure and Operations teams to migrate all services and applications to AWS and also adopting best-in-class Saas solutions and looking for game changing technology that will help drive value for the business.

Prior to joining Choice Hotels, Mr. Simpson was the Chief Technology Officer for the State of Arizona, where he authored the state’s Cloud First policy and drove technology transformation. Mr. Simpson was instrumental in unifying over 30 state email platforms onto Google’s Workspace, over 30,000 accounts were migrated at a cost savings in the multi-millions for the taxpayer. He also drove migration of many applications to the cloud, while ensuring Arizona has more cloud applications running on Amazon Web Services than any other state in the union.

Mr. Simpson is a member of the Menlo Ventures CxO group and sits on numerous customer advisory boards for companies like NetApp and Veza.

Mr. Simpson holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Arizona State University and an MBA from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. After college Mr. Simpson worked as an engineer and engineering leader at companies such as Inter-Tel and GoDaddy.
Jason Simpson