Daniel Jones is the founder and CEO of Bext360, a company that develops technologies to streamline critical supply chains in emerging economies. He is a social entrepreneur with nearly two decades of experience living and working in emerging markets, including China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and India. Previously, Daniel founded the first US-owned company to successfully export conflict minerals from Democratic Republic of the Congo to the US in compliance with supply chain and traceability requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition, he structured the first private port facility constructed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to that, Dan was a key architect with the Defense Intelligence Agency and designed the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications Systems (JWICS), the first and now largest TCP/IP system to transfer voice, video, and data across Top Secret networks.
Dan has a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell and an M.B.A. with concentrations in International Business, Finance, and Business Strategy from the University of Chicago (Booth). He served as an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Chicago, where his specialty was the impact of technology on Business Strategy.