Entrepreneur in Residence
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Jim Nasr is an Entrepreneur in Residence and a lead software architect at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Jim leads a number of initiatives around modernization of CDC’s public health data surveillance systems, with core focus on building forward-looking and interoperable software based on Microservices, modern DevOps, blockchain and open technology frameworks. Jim’s work is leading the CDC towards the vision of providing secure Data as a Service to its programs, partners and the public.
Prior to joining the CDC, Jim was the CEO and co-founder of Armedia, a technology firm focused on building enterprise solutions for managing unstructured data. Jim has more than twenty years of experience in the technology industry, with over a decade as an entrepreneur profitably growing Armedia from inception to over 100 employees, and a 5-time Inc. 5000 awardee. Prior to co-founding Armedia, Jim worked as a Senior Technology Architect at Sapient Corp and IBM. Jim has co-authored several technology books and spoken at numerous industry events and conferences.
Jim is the Chair of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Connected Content Society, the Chair of Georgia Soccer IT Committee, a mentor for the Machine Learning accelerator Cyberlaunch, and on advisory for a number of startups and technology firms. He has an MBA from the University of Connecticut, a BS in Computer Science and Statistics from Coventry University and resides in Atlanta, GA.