Jay is a seasoned tech entrepreneur who is an ardent advocate of innovation from the grass roots. He has over 35 years in the ICT field and extensive P&L experience, technology research & development, financial analysis, and operations management.
He is currently founder and CEO of agile software development firm PROUDCLOUD, the founder and CEO of LAUNCHGARAGE, an innovation hub based in Manila, and the Chief Strategy Officer of Jojo Crowdshipping, an emerging B2C and B2B logistics platform.
In 2002, he founded Wi-Fi hotspot network Airborne Access, which was acquired by PLDT in 2008.
Holding roles as director, advisor, and mentor in various tech startups in Manila, Jay is considered to be one of the pioneers and thought leaders of the Philippines’ tech startup scene. Jay regularly speaks at local and international forums on technology, innovation, and the Asian startup ecosystem.
Founder and CEO/CTO at PROUDCLOUD • CEO at Launchgarage • CSO at Jojo Crowdshipping
Co-FOUNDER and CEO
SAN FRANCISO, MANILA
MEDIFI delivers remote healthcare solutions by providing a cloud based platform that connects patients to medical professionals regardless of location. Patients have access to video consultations, messaging, medical imaging, and a personal health profile that allows location independent medical consultations from the convenience of their own homes or offices.
Starting with face to face sessions over our proprietary video calling features, Medifi will soon integrate with commercially available biometric devices delivering a more accurate and comprehensive diagnostic experience online.
SENIOR CONSULTANT ON APAC DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS AND INNOVATION
Konnektiv is a Berlin-based agency consulting and conducting cooperation projects thematically orientated around information and communication technology (ICT) in international development. Konnektiv focuses on new innovative approaches in development cooperation, the adoption of digital media, and the use of new and open technologies in development contexts.
In March of 2020, Jay participated in a GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation) commissioned study of the South East Asian Innovation Ecosystem in the Philippines (Manila, Cebu), Indonesia (Djakarta, Medan), Vietnam (Ho Chi MInh City, Da Nang), and Sri Lanka (Colombo). The purpose of the study was to identify which aspects of each ecosystem require and would benefit from developmental support from the agency in the coming years. After conducting visits, meetings, and workshops with the local actors and stakeholders of each innovation ecosystem, the project team delivered a report of its initial findings, assessment, and recommendations.
MEMBER, DIGITAL STEERING COMMITTEE
Formally established in 1988, the PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (PJLGC) is a dynamic, multi-industry company that owns and operates businesses dealing with financial services such as pawning, remittance, microinsurance, micro savings, and business to business micro loan solutions. They have also ventured into other industries such as retail, hotel and restaurant management, IT, sports management, and real estate.
As one of two external members of the committee, Jay advises the board and management teams of the conglomerate in its digital transformation roadmap, impacting operations, its personnel, and the evolution of products and services.
Specifically, the role also involves:
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
Jay is also responsible for:
Gameworks is a blockchain based platform that provides a tokenised gaming ecosystem to game developers and publishers. With its 4 key modules; Gamecentral (gamecentral.gameworks.io), GWX Wallet (gwxwallet.com), GWX Token Depot (depot.gameworks.io), and the Gameworks Service Stack (GSS) API, the platform makes use of the GWX token to drive the economic flow between publishers, games, merchants, and players.
At Gameworks, Jay was responsible for:
FOUNDER and CEO
Jay is also responsible for:
Co-FOUNDER and CTO
MEDIFI is a HIPPAA compliant, WebRTC based, telehealth platform that connects patients with physicians globally, through video consultations, and instant messaging. The platform also includes a DICOM imaging manager/viewer, digital prescriptions, and a personal medical journal.
As the CTO of MEDIFI, Jay is responsible for,
Launchgarage is an accelerator and tech innovation hub in Manila that provides a venue for open collaboration, knowledge sharing, events, acceleration, and a landing pad for global startups and investors that connect with the Philippine startup ecosystem. With its key relationships with global innovation hubs such as Plug and Play in Silicon Valley, Launchgarage is also sought after by local innovation drivers such as UP Enterprise UPSCALE, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of ICT, and the Department of Science and Technology, for guidance and support.
Launchgarage has over 28 tech startups with an aggregate total valuation of US$61.2M under its advisory portfolio, and has guided a good number of these startups by connecting them with strategic partners, investors, and mentors. It also serves as innovation advisors to number of large corporate partners through its Corporate Innovation Programs.
Jay established the country’s first Wi-Fi hotspot operator eventually becoming the largest and most popular Wi-Fi network in the Philippines with over 600 hotspots throughout the country. While leading and growing the company from a management perspective, he also played the lead role in developing the product and brand as well as the technology architecture.
As CEO, Jays role was to define the company’s vision, drive product development, act as chief strategist, while bearing P&L responsibilities.