Jonathan H. King, JD, LLM


Managing Director, Strategic Technology Partnerships at Google

Jonathan H. King is Managing Director of Strategic Technology Partnerships at Google He sits on numerous technology advisory boards and remains an active 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.

Prior to his employment at Google, Jonathan was Vice President of Strategy, Data Center & Cloud at World Wide Technology, where he led architecture and engineering teams engaging with a broad ecosystem of cloud and data center technology providers to develop integrated solutions for global enterprise, service provider and public sector customers. He was previously General Manager of the X as a Service Unit at Ericsson. In this role Jonathan was responsible for forming and launching a new business unit inside of Ericsson to develop, operate and bring to market telecom as a service offerings. Prior to this position at Ericsson, Jonathan was Vice President, Cloud Portfolio & Strategy where he led product area cloud strategy, portfolio management, business development, alliance development and go to market strategy. Prior to joining Ericsson, Jonathan held various executive positions with CenturyLink as VP of Platform Strategy and Business Development, VP of Cloud Strategy & Business Development and VP of Global Cloud Solutions. Prior to CenturyLink, Jonathan was SVP of WW Business Development at Joyent, now a Samsung company, where he led alliance development, ecosystem formation and strategic business development. Before Joyent, Jonathan was a Client Partner Director with the Global Solutions group of Verizon Business where he led teams designing complex hosting, managed services and transformational outsourcing solutions for commercial and government customers. Jonathan joined Verizon by way of acquisition when Verizon/MCI acquired Totality where he was VP of Alliance Development. Prior to Totality, Jonathan held various executive positions with Exodus Communications, a market leading global hosting provider, including VP of Channel Marketing and VP of Strategic Alliances. Jonathan joined Exodus when they acquired American Information Systems where he led application development and hosting sales. Prior to his information technology career, Jonathan was an attorney in the Corporate Securities and Intellectual Property group of Sachnoff & Weaver, now the Chicago office of Reed Smith LLP.

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.