Jay Fajardo describes himself as a technopreneur, code jockey and startup junkie. A founder and CEO of Proudcloud, an agile Ruby on Rails development firm out of Manila, he is also founder of tech startup community Roofcamp and is the organizer of Startup Weekend Manila. Rise of Emerging Markets will be the topic Jay highlights during the panel discussion at Echelon 2012.
Jay is a passionate practitioner of agile methodologies, Web 2.0 best practices, social computing, and the lean startup mentality. In less than two years, Jay has built Proudcloud from the ground up to become one of the leading Ruby on Rails development firms in the Philippines.
Under Jay’s leadership, Proudcloud has attracted the country’s best developers that share the company’s vision of nurturing an environment of innovation, collaboration, and purposeful work.
Proudcloud strives to share this passion with our clients to create a mutual desire to build great things. He is determined to build a better web in a fearless and heroic way.
With almost 20 years of tech experience, Jay has been involved in many startup ventures with various internet and technology concerns including new media, applications development, and Voice-over-IP. The combination of his management capabilities and hands-on technology experience has given Fajardo a unique edge in founding and steering innovation driven companies from a Senior Executive level.
He was the founder and CEO of Airborne Access Corporation for 6 years from April 2002 to January 2008. He established the country’s first Wi-Fi hotspot operator which today is the largest and most popular Wi-Fi network in the Philippines with over 600 hotspots throughout the country. While leading and growing the company from a management perspective, Fajardo also played the lead role in developing the product and brand as well as the technology architecture.
As CEO, Fajardo’s role was to define the company’s vision, act as chief strategist, and bear P&L responsibilities. Fajardo has fully divested his equity in the company which is now 100% owned by PLDT/SMART Communications, the Philippines’ largest telecommunications fixed line and wireless carrier.
Jay Fajardo (Founder & CEO of Proudcloud) is one of the awesome speakers at Echelon 2012. This tech conference is a two-day, double-track event on 11 and 12 June 2012 with over 1,100 delegates, a demo pit of up to 50 regional startups per day and various workshops. Get your tickets now!