Jay Jakosky

Jay Jakosky

Helping companies compete on data for 25 years.

Greater Denver Area
Information Technology and Services

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Jay Jakosky's Overview

  • Consultant at Arbinet
  • Consultant at Independent Consulting
  • Consultant at Pivotal Solutions Group, Inc.

500+ connections

Jay Jakosky's Summary

Data Strategist, Cloud Architect, Scalability Specialist, Data Visualization Expert, Product Owner, and Project Manager.

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Jay Jakosky's Experience

Data-Driven Agriculture


Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; TRMB; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

January 2014Present (9 months) westminster, colorado

Leading Trimble Agriculture's transition to resilient, scalable and secure cloud deployments. Developing the strategy, tactics and operational steps to embrace data-driven agriculture. Launching the Information and Technology Governance Board as well as the Security Incident Response Team. Connecting the Internet of Things, Big Data and Cloud Systems. Evangelizing agility and the pace of innovation. Assisting in the evaluation of acquisition and partnership targets. Guiding development teams on distributed architectures, cloud deployments, predictive and machine-learning systems, scaling M2M communication, lamdba architecture, and data visualization.

Data Science & Engineering

Bardess Group

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Management Consulting industry

October 2010Present (4 years)

Notable clients include: JP Morgan Chase, Cisco Systems, Citibank, Polo Ralph Lauren, Symantec, BB&T Corp, John Wiley & Sons, Cushman-Wakefield, Martha Stewart Omnimedia.

Leading the technical team by exploring new technologies and matching to sales opportunities. Establishing best practices for engagement, architecture, development and deployment. Global cloud architectures for non-cloud software. Developing training courses for beginners and experts. Building challenging architectures such as high-scalability, pure-mobile, custom security, detailed auditing, global deployment and near-real-time availability. Pushing information technology in exciting ways to achieve business goals.



Public Company; 51-200 employees; ARBX; Telecommunications industry

July 2009October 2010 (1 year 4 months)

Implemented a high-volume, near-real-time platform for voice traffic analysis. Incorporated the complete cost and billing calculations to provide up-to-the-minute profitability. Before this, cost, revenue and profit could only be known after the close of the month. This transformed the company in terms of loss-stoppage, team competitiveness, fraud detection, customer billing problems and profit projections.


Independent Consulting

October 2007October 2010 (3 years 1 month)

Notable clients include: Arrow Electronics, Halliburton, AutoDesk, La Brea Bakery, Great West Casualty, Sopheon, TODO1, Amcor Flexibles, and Ahold USA.

Building interactive reports and data discovery tools is the tip of the iceberg of BI value. By tightly fitting BI to the immediate need of a person, or the process within a team, we see dramatic impacts in profit, quality and customer satisfaction. This begins a feedback loop that catapults quality, delivery, satisfaction and profit. After a decade delivering general reporting solutions I am working with companies on focused BI strategies designed to deliver real results.


Pivotal Solutions Group, Inc.

November 2007May 2009 (1 year 7 months)

Notable clients include: Joe's Sports, Delta Education, LeadAmerica, Intelligrated, Shepler's, StaffingNow, Update Legal, Gryphon Investors.

Architected business intelligence infrastructure in a hosted-application model. Lead application developer.



Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Computer Software industry

July 2007October 2007 (4 months)

Notable clients include: Williams-Sonoma, Pearson Education, and Starwood Resorts.

Consulted to QlikTech's customers on architecture, implementation, application development and training.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Aviation & Aerospace industry

November 2004January 2007 (2 years 3 months)

Migrated a legacy COBOL ERP system onto modern hardware. Redesigned the ERP to match the business process for dramatic efficiency gains. Integrated photographs and SCADA data into the ERP to lower labor costs, shorten delivery time and ensure compliance. Developed a customer extranet for self-service status updates and compliance documentation. Implemented an ERP training regimen to support ISO9000. Developed data mart to support Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise initiatives. Developed visual analysis tools and reporting infrastructure.



Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Computer Software industry

May 2006December 2006 (8 months)

Notable clients include: BASF, Williams-Sonoma, Aristech Acrylics, and FFF Enterprises.

Consulted to QlikTech's customers on architecture, implementation, application development and training.

IT Manager

Globe International

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Telecommunications industry

July 2002March 2006 (3 years 9 months)

Developed QlikView BI applications. Migrated 2 ERP systems into a single, 3rd system. Managed ERP development projects including customized order entry, logistics, commissions management and EDI. Developed comprehensive reporting and analysis infrastructure. Drove sales, reduced inventory and saved thousands of man-hours by developing analysis tools including inventory forecasting, product data entry and customer service. Migrated 3 Active Directory domains to a single domain. Managed 3-person team of Windows, Unix, Linux & AS/400 support professionals. Mentored and trained junior-level staff in advanced network and system support. Responsible for $500k budget for telecom & IT.

Consultant / Founder


19962002 (6 years)

Developed databases and applications. Designed, implemented and administered business networks. Trained and supported users.

Computer & Network Services

Independent Consulting

19891996 (7 years)

Jay Jakosky's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Program Leader

      Flatirons Young Marines
      • Education
      2013 present (1 year)

      Underwater robots! I run a program to create the SeaPerch Remote Operated Vehicle and more...

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • Longmont Theatre
      • Lighthearts
      • Young Marines of the Marine Corps League
      • St. Vrain Valley School District
      • Theater Company of Lafayette

Jay Jakosky's Courses

  • Independent Coursework

    • University of Colorado: Bioinformatics
    • Villanova Universtiy: Lean Six Sigma

Jay Jakosky's Skills & Expertise

  1. Business Intelligence
  2. Data Modeling
  3. Analytics
  4. Data Warehousing
  5. Business Process
  6. Business Analysis
  7. Data Quality
  8. Data Integration
  9. Data Visualization
  10. Data Management
  11. Data Governance
  12. Business Process Management
  13. Master Data Management
  14. Enterprise Information Systems
  15. Databases
  16. Data Warehouse Architecture
  17. Software Development
  18. Big Data
  19. Visualization
  20. Scalability
  21. Cloud Computing
  22. Large Scale Deployments
  23. Data Science
  24. Relational Databases
  25. Data Marts
  26. Database Design
  27. Protocol Analysis
  28. Performance Testing
  29. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  30. Internet of Things
  31. Industrial Internet
  32. Precision Agriculture
  33. M2M
  34. Distributed Systems
  35. Information Security

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Jay Jakosky's Education

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Computer Science & Economics

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