Jake Ward is Chairman of the Connected Commerce Council (3C), a membership organization for small businesses empowered by digital tools and technology. 3C provides thousands of small businesses access to tools, resources, and support to start, run, and grow. 3C advocates on behalf of its membership for state and federal policies that promote small business success and sustainability.
Prior to founding the Connected Commerce Council, Jake was a co-founder and CEO of the Application Developers Alliance, the world’s leading advocate for software developers. Ward is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and contributor to news stories and editorials. Jake has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of small business interests.