Dr. Jason Neff is a Professor in the Environmental Studies program at CU Boulder where he also directs the Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado (SILC), intended to accelerate innovative new approaches to sustainable development. Neff received his PhD in Biology from Stanford University (1999) and has been a professor at CU Boulder since 2003. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications and an introductory environmental science digital text titled ‘A Changing Planet’. After many years in academic research Neff is now mostly focused on technology innovation and translation into real world impacts. These efforts include programs that develop mobile applications for land planning and agricultural development, cloud-based modeling tools for mobile agronomic decision support and working on new ways to connect research to market-oriented innovation for sustainability.