Jay Wright is vice president of product management for Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc. In this role, Wright is responsible for developing and driving Qualcomm’s augmented reality commercialization strategy. In this role, he oversees the product, user experience, and business development teams for the Vuforia software platform.
Prior to his current role, Wright served as senior director of business development in Qualcomm Research. In this capacity, Wright was responsible for commercialization of new technologies outside Qualcomm Research’s traditional cellular efforts. Wright led product management and business development for a range of research programs globally, including augmented reality.
Wright brings nearly 20 years experience in developing software and services for mobile and wireless devices to his role at Qualcomm. Prior to joining the Company, Wright was CEO of SingleTap Inc., a company focused on simplifying the discovery, purchase and installation of software from a device-based app catalog. Through his leadership, SingleTap established partnerships with a variety of leading consumer electronics manufacturers, operators, and enterprises, allowing them to deploy app stores and distribute personalized mobile applications and content to consumers and employees.
Previously, as founder and CEO of Wright Strategies Inc., Wright led the development of software platform that enabled Windows developers to build and deploy PDA applications capable of synchronizing data with enterprise data sources. Under his strategic direction, the company’s FormLogic software platform was used to deploy tens of thousands of devices for large consumer products companies.
An inventor and software engineer, Wright holds three patents – two of which encompass data synchronization between mobile devices and have been regarded as landmark patents in the field of wireless email.
Wright earned a Bachelor of Arts in quantitative economics and decision sciences from the University of California, San Diego.