Booz Allen Commercial delivers advanced cyber defenses to the Fortune 500 and Global 2000. We are technical practitioners and cyber-focused management consultants with unparalleled experience – we know how cyber-attacks happen and how to defend against them.
Our strategy and technology consultants have empowered our international clients with the knowledge and experience they need to build their own local resources and capabilities.
In facing challenges of modernization, our Middle East and North Africa clients have complex requirements that benefit from our proven experience in guiding major programs and projects for governments and private-sector organizations. The services we offer in UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait, Morocco, Jordan, and other regional countries build on our consulting legacy.
Our clients call upon us to work on their hardest problems—delivering effective health care, protecting warfighters and their families, keeping our national infrastructure secure, bringing into focus the traditional boundaries between consumer products and manufacturing as those boundaries blur.
Booz Allen was founded on the notion that we could help companies succeed by bringing them expert, candid advice and an outside perspective on their business. The analysis and perspective generated by that talent can be found in the case studies and thought leadership produced by our people.
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Our 22,600 engineers, scientists, software developers, technologists, and consultants live to solve problems that matter. We’re proud of the diversity throughout our organization, from our most junior ranks to our board of directors and leadership team.
Booz Allen takes pride in a culture that encourages and rewards the many dimensions of leadership—innovative thinking, active collaboration, and personal service. We’re particularly proud of the diversity of our Leadership Team and Board of Directors, among the most diverse in corporate America today.
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.