Jon Erickson is an entrepreneur and technology executive who pioneered online services for people with special needs. Jon and his wife Kristin co-founded Parlerai Inc., the world’s first Augmentative Collaboration service. The web-based service provides online collaboration technology services, social networking and assistive communication services for families with children having special needs. He is the managing partner of Big Yak Technologies LLC, offering business and technology development to clients in the commercial real estate, financial services, insurance, aerospace and information security industries. He also co-founded and serves on the advisory board of OnCorps LLC, a community of technology veterans committed to bringing innovative technologies into the mainstream. Prior to starting his own companies, Jon was a Venture Partner of Fidelity Ventures. He has also served in various IT executive roles including chief network architect of Fidelity Investments in and chief technology officer of COLT Telecom’s European Internet business.