President, Forward Strategies
Jake Ward is president of forward Strategies, an innovation affairs firm working to connect innovative small businesses with policymakers and regulators. forward supports an international community of early stage businesses across industries to promote direct, substantive engagement on a range of issues. forward also helps small and mid-sized companies build their businesses and navigate complex regulatory environments.
Jake is the co-founder and former CEO of the Application Developers Alliance, a non-profit advocacy organization for software driven businesses.