Jarid Cottrell is director for research and development of digital reality and artificial intelligence. He focuses on new technology and markets where immersive technology and intelligent machines collide in the private and public sector. Jarid has more than 15 years of professional experience, holding many different development and leadership positions. He is an expert in mixed reality, systems engineering, open source, cloud computing, and more.
Prior to his current role, Jarid led Booz Allen’s cloud computing and open source work. He is the founder of Booz Allen’s open source, cloud broker platform Jellyfish. He also co-founded codelift.io, an analysis engine that helps the user go from source code to app creation.
Before joining Booz Allen, Jarid was a senior manager of research and development at Rockwell Collins, Inc. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering from University of Texas, San Antonio, and an M.S. in engineering management from Southern Methodist University.
Profile updated March 2018.