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Jon Iadonisi

White Canvas Group
Jon Iadonisi is the founder of White Canvas Group, a tech incubator company that creates alternative and disruptive technology-based solutions. He has spent the past fifteen years applying innovative computer science coupled with cutting edge scholarship to solve complex problems on a global scale. He has been instrumental in the development of several innovations that have been brought to commercial market, including GridMeNow, a real-time situational awareness tool, xCel, a human performance enhancement system, and SEcureCog a holistic approach for decoding cyber threats unfolding worldwide. Organizations implementing these solutions include US Homeland Security, US Special Operations Command, Numerous international Fortune 500 corporations and non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the private sector, Jon served as a Navy SEAL, where he designed, planned, and led various combat operations that integrated innovative technologies and tactics into the operating environment, ultimately creating new capabilities for the Special Operations Community and Central Intelligence Agency. He is a combat-wounded and decorated veteran who earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the US Naval Academy, and M.S. in Homeland Security from San Diego State University, currently a PhD candidate at the University of New Haven, where his focus is cyber crime. He was a guest lecturer at Georgetown Law School and San Diego State University, where he is an adjunct faculty member. He’s also an academic and athletic All-American who participated in the 2000 Olympic Rifle team trials.