I discovered my passion for technology long before the days of broadband internet. I have gained extensive technical experience in server administration, network administration, and software development since 1996. I have leveraged this knowledge to launch several successful technology businesses and have extensive experience in legal, tax, payroll, accounting and other small business issues.
I believe in responsible corporate citizenship and actively participate in local government, chamber of commerce and technology groups. My goal is to leverage our community’s regional technology assets to help promote and encourage economic development in Southwest Missouri.
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Jason Klein served on the board for AITP of the Ozarks Chapter between 2014-2019. During his tenure as Chapter President in 2016-2017, the chapter:
- Provided IT education and IT peer networking opportunities to 280 members in the Ozarks, with record member participation
- Had record membership, and continued to be the largest AITP chapter in the United States
- Had record attendance at the 7th and 8th annual Tech IT Out expo, the largest annual technology conference in Southwest Missouri
- Awarded two $1000 scholarships to students each year, using proceeds from the annual IT expo and annual IT golf tournament
- Set a goal to work toward a $50K perpetual scholarship endowment at CFO that can support two $1000 scholarships each year indefinitely
AITP Update: CompTIA dissolved all AITP chapters in 2020. AITP of the Ozarks leadership joined forces with other Springfield area technology groups to form Springfield Technology Council in 2021.
Jason Klein is Chief Innovation officer of Logic Forte. He founded Logic Forte in 2015. Logic Forte organizes restaurant data to help owners make intelligent decisions. We help multi-unit restaurant owners identify issues that have a negative impact on their profits. We also reduce back-office costs and data input errors by automating various reporting, accounting and payroll tasks.
Datility Networks, Inc.
Jason Klein is President & CEO of Datility Networks. He founded Datility Networks in 2001. Datility Networks provides hosting solutions and network consulting to technology companies, school districts, and college campuses. We frequently assist in-house IT staff with complex network and security issues.
- 2020/04/18 – 88.3 The Wind and 89.1 KWFC – Hack 4 Good Springfield radio interview with Difference Makers [website] [photo]
- 2019/11/02 – Springfield KY3 – Hack 4 Good Springfield adopts City of Springfield and Isabel’s House Nursery [pdf] [original]
- 2019/02/11 – MATA – Farm Fresh Food concept wins Startup Weekend Springfield [pdf] [original] [project archive]
- 2018/03/01 – TIME – Bitcoin Trading Family Man [pdf] [original]
- 2017/09/06 – Springfield Business Journal – Bitcoin Trading Sentence [pdf] [original]
- 2017/08/31 – The Register – Bitcoin Foundation wants DOJ Investigated [pdf] [original]
- 2017/08/31 – Bitcoin Foundation – Investigate Prosecution of Bitcoin Traders [pdf] [original]
- 2017/05/02 – Springfield Business Journal – Bitcoin Trading Plead [pdf] [original]
- 2016/11/17 – Springfield Business Journal – Uber Expected to Launch at Noon [original]
- 2016/11/14 – Springfield Chamber – New Members Joining Leadership Council [pdf] [original]
- 2016/01/04 – Springfield Business Journal – AITP Economic Outlook [original]
- 2016/01/01 – Biz417 – Logic Forte (Fast Food, Faster Profits) [pdf] [original]
- 2015/11/01 – Biz417 – Logic Forte (Go Big Pitch) [pdf] [original]
- 2015/10/26 – Springfield Business Journal – Logic Forte (Startup Corner) [pdf] [original]
- 2015/10/01 – KY3 – Logic Forte (Go Big Pitch) [pdf] [mp4] [original]
- 2015/09/30 – Springfield News Leader – Logic Forte (Go Big Pitch) [pdf] [original]
- 2015/09/21 – Springfield Business Journal – Logic Forte (Go Big Pitch) [pdf]
- 2005/11/04 – Wichita Business Journal – SBA Entrepreneur of the Year [pdf]
- 2005/05/06 – Wichita Eagle – SBA Entrepreneur of the Year [page 6B]
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