Jonathan H. King, JD, LLM


Chief Revenue Officer, Switch


Jonathan H. King is Chief Revenue Officer at Switch.  Jonathan brings over twenty years of IT and Telecommunications industry experience from executive positions at Google, WWT, Ericsson, Lumen (formerly CenturyLink) and Verizon.  Jonathan sits on numerous technology advisory boards and remains a passionate privacy academic. After completing his LL. M. in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at Washington University in St Louis School of Law, Jonathan was appointed a Visiting Scholar to research and publish articles on the interplay of law, technology and data ethics.

Jonathan is a regular keynote speaker at various technology and policy conferences and has served on numerous advisory boards. Past advisory boards include the Telstra Industry Advisory Board, the Redhat Strategic Advisory Board the Equinix Customer Advisory Board, the Open Data Center Alliance, the Cloud Foundry Foundation, the VMware VSPP Advisory Board, the Ericsson North America Advisory Board and Emerson’s Trellis Technology Advisory Board. Jonathan is currently on the Business Advisory Board of the Business and Information Technology department at Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Jonathan is active in fostering the startup community in and around St Louis and regularly advises entrepreneurs and management teams. Jonathan is a former ITEN mentor and contributed to forming Cultivation Capital, a St Louis based venture capital fund committed to promoting early stage Midwest based technology startups.

Jonathan holds a B.A. in History from Miami University, a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a LL. M. in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from Washington University in St Louis School of Law. Jonathan is a published academic. Jonathan co-authored with Professor Neil Richards The Three Paradoxes of Big Data (Stanford Law Review Online 2013), Big Data Ethics (Wake Forest Law Review 2014) and Big Data and the Future For Privacy (Handbook of Research on Digital Transformations, Elgar 2016). Jonathan co-authored with Professor Dennis Hirsch Big Data Sustainability, An Environmental Systems Analogy (Washington and Lee Law Journal, March 2016). After completing his LL. M., Jonathan was appointed a Visiting Scholar at Washington University in St Louis School of Law to continue researching the interplay of law, technology and sustainable data use for the betterment of society. Jonathan was recently named the first Resident Non-Faculty Fellow at a newly formed Joseph and Yvonne Cordell Institute for Policy in Law & Medicine at Washington University in St Louis. The institute is a unique collaboration between the Washington University School of Medicine and School of Law to research the needed human information data protection paradigms to sustainably unlock the breakthrough potential of precision medicine.

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