Jay Kidd leads the Chief Technology Office at NetApp with responsibility for overall technology direction, architecture, advanced development, technology evangelism and technology standards. He is also a member of the executive staff.
Jay has extensive cross-functional experience in storage, networking, software, and high-performance systems. Before holding this role, Jay was a senior vice president in NetApp product operations with responsibility for engineering of NAS, SAN, data protection, and management products. He previously held the role of chief marketing officer at NetApp and also ran the Emerging Products Group. Prior to joining NetApp, he held the positions of chief technology officer and vice president of Product Management at Brocade, where he was vital to developing and implementing the Brocade product road map, including infrastructure and strategic evangelism.
Before joining Brocade, Jay was vice president of Marketing for Omneon Video Networks, Inc., a supplier of storage and networking equipment for video broadcasters; and Multigen, a real-time 3D simulation software company.
Prior to working at Multigen, Jay spent seven years at Silicon Graphics (SGI), where he directed product management and marketing efforts for the graphics workstations, servers, and SGI Web systems business. He spent ten years at Hewlett Packard, where he held key engineering and product management positions in the Information Networks Group.
Jay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University. He is married with three children and lives in California.