Jay Liu

Jay Liu

Vice President of Product

Jay has a proven track record of creating and bringing disruptive technologies to market, spanning AI/ML, hybrid-cloud, SaaS, and mobile wireless. He has more than two decades of experience creating and executing customer-focused product vision across an impressive pedigree of high-growth start-ups and enterprises.

Prior to joining Zapata, Jay was the VP of Product Strategy at NS1, where he led the creation of the industry’s first DDI SaaS product, disrupting a $1B legacy market. Prior to NS1, Jay served as Head of Edge AI Product at NanoSemi (later acquired by MaxLinear), an MIT spinoff, where he led the productization and commercialization of a novel AI/ML optimization technology, bringing to market a portfolio of CNN Models with the highest accuracies and cost performance on leading edge AI platforms. Earlier in his career, as the Director of CTO and Product Management at VCE and Dell EMC, Jay led the development and execution of the company’s product and go-to-market strategy for its category-defining product portfolio of converged and hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions, and helped the company grow its revenue six times to $3.6B. Prior to VCE, Jay led the creation of an award-winning mobile SaaS product and its GTM execution at Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV) through IPO, and led M&A and venture investment at Cisco’s Corporate Development Group.

Jay holds an MBA from MIT, an MS in Computer Science from Harvard University, and M.Eng. from Tsinghua University, and a patent in cloud computing.

Question & Answer

Why have you chosen a career in quantum?

I have always been on the forefront of technology innovation. Having participated in the last 4 waves of disruptive technologies and brought products to market, from internet infrastructure, mobile, cloud, and AI/ML, joining the next technology revolution at its early stage is a natural move. Plus, Moore’s Law is dead, where else can we find exponential computing power?

What is a problem you dream of solving (with quantum)?

Prevent the next pandemic.

What’s your superpower?

Making coherent connections, from market, to product, to technology, from strategy to execution.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Just do it.