Juston Western

Juston is a noted writer, technologist, and amateur photographer/musician. His successes include founding the New Orleans Electronica Digest (NOLAED), a leading online music publication that captured the essence of the vibrant electronica underground in pre-Katrina New Orleans. While serving as a Communications Officer in the United States Air Force, he provided consult on emerging mobile and web technologies for Dover Air Force Base. After separating from the Air Force, Juston became a consultant with Aon Hewitt, spearheading transformation initiatives with clients such as UPS & Coca-Cola. During his years at university, Juston gravitated towards tackling issues that blurred the lines between technology and sociology. Notable papers include his work on virtual communities while studying Computer Science at Tulane University, and later his assessment on mobile computing ethics while finishing his MBA at Auburn University. Juston currently resides in The Woodlands, just north of Houston, TX. As Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer at CogMine, he is leading the firm’s mobile app platform development initiatives targeting oilfield workers. Previously he was the Director of Operations at ChaiOne, where he spearheaded the digital agency’s efforts in designing & developing iOS, Android & cloud apps for enterprise clients. He has a passion for jazz and electronica, a voracious appetite for consumer electronics, and is generally known to be "that guy" friends and family go to for tech advice. Juston's wife Ashley is the Chief Operations Officer at Cravens Warren Insurance. They have twin daughters, Isabella & Elena, who you can follow on Twitter.