| Jed Rose|| Stanford University|
| businessman, entrepreneur, improviser|
Tech Trach 100, UK National Business Awards Finalists
Jed Rose is an American businessman and performer and academic of improvisational theatre.
Jed Rose Wikipedia
Rose received an MBA from Cambridge University and a B.Sc. with Honors in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.
After graduating Stanford, Rose worked in product management at Microsoft, where he was responsible for consumer marketing on Microsoft Windows and also led in the creation of Microsoft's $3 Student Innovation Suite for students in developing countries. During his time there, he also brought to market a new technology called Windows Multipoint Mouse, which allowed for improved shared access computing for classrooms and had widespread success in Southeast Asia. The core technology from that release resulted in a commercially successful operating system, Windows MultiPoint Server, which enabled multiple users to work on separate screens while on one computer.
After working on several entrepreneurial ventures, he is currently Managing Director for Paymentsense, which has been recognized by the Tech Track 100 and UK National Business Awards as one of the fastest growing startup tech companies in the UK and Europe.
Rose's improv training began as an undergraduate at Stanford University where he enrolled in an improv course taught by Patricia Ryan Madson. While at Microsoft, he studied with Unexpected Productions and was an ensemble member of Quiet Monkey Fight. After several years of performing and teaching improvisational theatre in Seattle, his personal views on improv in the business workplace have since been covered by major news sources such as The Independent and BBC World Service. His cutting-edge views on improvisation in the workplace has resulted in his co-authoring an academic paper for the "International Journal of Management Reviews". He is an active member of Cambridge University's largest and oldest student-run improv troupe, the Cambridge Impronauts.