Jay Giraud
Founder and CEO, Mojio

Jay Giraud is the founder and CEO of Mojio. Under founder Jay Giraud's leadership, the Vancouver, BCâ€"based company Mojio has raised more than $11 million from notable investors, including Telekom Capital, the investment arm of Deutsche Telekom; Relay Ventures; BDC; and AOL co-founder Steve Case. Most recently, Mojio was selected as one of just seven initial companies to be part of the Alexa Fund: a $100 million investment fund to fuel voice technology innovation.

Prior to founding Mojio in 2012, Jay led a team that built the world's leading vehicle-to-grid management system for electric vehicles with customers including the US Army, Chrysler, and Burlington Hydro. Before that, Jay traveled the world conquering extreme mountaintops as a professional snowboarder. Today, Jay focuses his efforts on activating the connected-car economy via the Mojio device, open platform, and mobile applications.

A passionate entrepreneur and seasoned speaker, Jay knows how to connect with audiences. His recent engagements include Telekom's 24 Hours conference discussing the impacts of transhumanism, Future:Mobile (2015 & 2014), CONNECTIONS (2015), the LA Auto Show (2014), the Detroit Auto Show (2014), Google 4 Entrepreneurs (2014), Grow (2013), and many more. When he's not testing out the latest IoT gadget or cruising on his motorbike, Jay can be found someplace online.

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