Shaun Jones is a professional software developer and systems architect, specializing in modernizing systems. His clients include defense, federal, state, and multi-national organizations. At present he serves as the VP for Public Sector at Contegix, the Chief Operating Officer at Ascend (Contegix’s silo’d DoD subsidiary), and is the founder/director for the TrustStack Secure Collaboration Platform. He is best known for his work on advancing user-centric zero-trust initiatives and modernization efforts for Space Force launch operations. He is a frequently speaker and content publisher on cybersecurity, DevSecOps, and collaboration software practices. Mr. Jones is an alumnus of the Virginia Military Institute, and St. Anne’s College of Oxford University.