Jay Smith founded Webscale Networks in 2012 and currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Jay received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Colorado State University in 2008. Jay has co-authored over 30 peer reviewed articles in the area of parallel and distributed computing systems.
In addition to his academic publications, while at IBM, Jay received over 20 patents and numerous corporate awards for the quality of those patents. Jay left IBM as a Master Inventor in 2008 to focus on High Performance Computing at DigitalGlobe. There, Jay pioneered the application of GPGPU processing within DigitalGlobe.
Experienced private and public company investor, board member, and executive. 30+ early stage investments with 4 notable $1B+ exits. Founder of 3 companies. Public company board experience; audit committee qualified. Early career managing software innovation and product development. Executive management in 90's. Institutional VC 1998-2006. Currently Super Angel investing, fund raising, and Interim CxO assignments.