J.C. Herz is COO of Ion Channel, an software infrastructure-as-a-service company that automates continuous monitoring, updates and risk management of open source software, based on vulnerabilities, supply chain dependencies and ecosystem risk (i.e. size, responsiveness and geographic distribution of code contributors). Prior to Ion, JC built predictive analytics in the healthcare industry and conducted tech due diligence for private equity. She has developed analytic methodologies within the intelligence community, was a White House Special Consultant to the DoD CIO, and has worked on technology and acquisition strategy for autonomous unmanned air systems. Complex, wicked problems are a recurring theme.