Global Conference 2014
CEO, Allen Institute of Brain Science
Allan Jones is CEO of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Jones has been instrumental in building a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists and managers, setting industry standards to create a systematic approach to answer questions in neuroscience. Unprecedented in its size and data-sharing capacity, the suite of Allen Institute tools and data has been used for free by tens of thousands of individuals and scientific communities worldwide. In the next decade, Jones and the team will continue to focus on foundational resources, taking the large-scale, open science approach and applying it to basic research into how the brain functions. As a key collaborator with a variety of organizations, Jones attended the European Union's announcement of the Human Brain Project and President Obama's White House announcement of the BRAIN Initiative. Jones serves on several advisory boards and is chairman of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Neuroscience and Behavior.