Jennifer “JJ” Snow is the departing Chief Technology Officer for AFWERX, the innovation arm of the U.S. Air Force. She served as the military representative for total force innovation and technology outreach bridging the gap between government and private sector, academic and non-traditional communities. In this role she identified smart solutions to wicked problems and guided the development of future technology solutions and strategies to benefit the US Air Force, Department of Defense, Interagency and Allied partners. Prior to this assignment, JJ was the Donovan Group Military Chief Innovation Officer for U.S. Special Operations Command and the SOFWERX Innovation Team. Her work has been presented to members of the National Security Council, the White House and key seniors across the DoD, Intelligence Community and Interagency to inform on emergent risks and opportunities involving technology and technology influenced environments. She has completed several combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. JJ most recently led a 47-person team with 67 sites across Afghanistan with $300M in assets for seven months in support of special operations and multinational forces. JJ is a Distinguished Graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, NSA Military Performer of the year and Distinguished Graduate of the National Security Agency’s elite Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program. She is a member of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and Delta Epsilon Tau International Honor Society. JJ will be joining Aspirant Ventures, a new deep tech focused fund, as their senior principal in Fall of 2022.