CEO, The VC Group
Dr Jay Jootar is the founder and CEO of The VC Group.
Prior to founding The VC Group, he was an executive at True Corporation responsible for launching and managing new businesses such as Voice over IP service, Wi-Fi service, etc. He was leading business development efforts throughout Asia and beyond. His last post at True was the General Manager of VoIP and International Call Business.
Before that, Dr Jay worked in the United States as a management consultant for several leading hi-tech companies such as Intel Corporation, ITT Corporation, Verizon Communications, IBM, etc. He led the team at ITT Corporation to plan a spin-off of a product group into an independent company. The company was named Meshnetwork and was later acquired and became a business unit under Motorola.
He is also an adjunct faculty member at College of Management, Mahidol University. He is a board member at IEEE Computer Society Thailand, Prince of Songkla University’s Next-Generation Internet Lab, and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi’s IP Lab .He was a member of Thailand’s 3rd ICT national roadmap drafting committee presided by Thammasat University.
Dr Jay got a Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications) from Chulalongkorn University. He got his MBA and PhD from MIT Sloan School of Management. During the time, he conducted research for the Center for Innovation in Product Development at MIT, which is the global research leader in the field of Product Development with sponsors such as IBM, Nokia, Motorola, etc.