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Jai Menon - The 2015 Strategic Innovation Summit

Jai Menon

VP and Head of DELL Research

Chief Research Officer at DELL

Dr. Jai Menon joined Dell in July 2012 as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Dell Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG). As CTO, Jai guided the development of technical strategy, worked with VCs and start-ups, developed alliances with industry partners, created the ESG Technology Council and created and chaired the pan-Dell CTO Forum. In May 2013, Jai took on a new role as Vice President, Head of Research and Chief Research Officer for Dell. The new Dell Research Division delivers organic, long-range, disruptive innovation for Dell, establishes research alliances with leading universities, and creates a long-range technology outlook to help inform Dell’s strategy and product roadmaps. Prior to Dell, Jai was Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Technical Strategy for the Systems and Technology Group (STG) at IBM. He was responsible for setting and communicating STG’s technical strategy, for technical leadership and setting the direction for 15,000 developers, for driving new business initiatives to create growth, for external alliances with industry partners, VCs and universities, for research collaboration, and driving technical vitality. Jai was an IBM Fellow, IBM’s highest technical honor, and one of the early pioneers who helped create a technology called RAID that is now a $20B industry. He holds 53 patents, has published 78 papers and reports, and is contributing author to three books on database and storage systems. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IBM Master Inventor, he is a Distinguished Alumnus of both IIT, Madras and Ohio State University, and he is a recipient of the IEEE Wallace McDowell Award and the IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Systems Award. He serves on several university industry advisory boards. Jai received a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1977 and earned M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from Ohio State University in 1978 and 1981.