Jim Rinaldi: Chief IT Advisor & former CIO of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

June 16, 2020 Chris Iacono

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After we all just watched the NASA launch of the SpaceX rocket in May of this year… when you think of one of the coolest places to work, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has to be one of them, right?

Today’s guest, Jim Rinaldi, not only got to work there… but was the CIO for 14 years.

But that’s not all… Before working at JPL, Jim was the CIO for both the FDA and the IRS, and was a Senior Vice President at Marriott.

But before all that, Jim was just a normal kid, raised by a single mom in Birmingham, Alabama.

Here’s Jim’s story.

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