John Bay, founder, Chairman and CEO of Viyya Technologies, Inc. has more than 25 years of experience, founding, growing and managing businesses in the technology sector, specializing in the fields of Wireless Data and Telecommunications, Application Software and Internet Technology development and System Integration.
He has held senior management positions throughout his career, and excels in start-up opportunities that require an instinctive entrepreneurial mindset with the skill and ingenuity to develop, manage, and motivate innovative people.
At Viyya, Mr. Bay
has created a technology platform with capabilities that fill the need for the management, processing and dissemination of unstructured Internet information.
This innovative platform serves as the bridge between digital content providers/publishers and the distribution mechanisms so vital to their business - communication service providers, retailers/e-tailers, and the equipment manufacturers.
The web-based "Information Store", in conjunction with the VIYYA platform, is designed to act as a closed information platform in the same fashion as the iPhone/iPod act as a closed platform for music content.
The Viyya platform model capitalizes on the growing need for paid premium content as well as many innovative methods of content distribution and customization on today's disruptive digital device ecosystem.
Previously, Mr. Bay founded, managed, and was president and CEO of a startup Internet company in the design, development, marketing and sales of desktop and ISP related application software systems, which served as an incubator for the Viyya product line.
In 1996, Mr. Bay founded, managed, and was president and CEO of Paradigm4, Inc. in which his innovative skills and insight into new information based technologies were exemplified by the delivery of major statewide, transaction-based, system integration projects in Florida, Kansas, New Mexico, Delaware, Tennessee, Washington DC and also in Puerto Rico.
The largest, Florida, is the nation's second largest NCIC transaction volume of over 24 million transactions monthly.
Florida still utilizes the switch technologies in the 24/7 fault tolerant applications created and installed by Paradigm4
for its law enforcement backbone.
Prior to Paradigm4, Mr. Bay founded and developed, and served as Managing Director of the wireless business unit for SHL Systemhouse, Inc. a billion dollar system integration business; in which he capitalized on major business opportunities emerging in the U.S.
was directly responsible for all marketing, sales, product development, and delivery resources.
developed a Public Safety Business Unit that garnered over $170 million in awarded contracts, the highlight of which was the closure of the New York City E911 contract for $150 million.
Secondarily, Mr. Bay coordinated all the company's wireless and system integration activities including developing relationships with AT&T, McCaw, US Cellular, Sprint, Comcast, and other ISPs to develop peripheral application software which served as a value-add for the network and opened the door for additional system integration projects and add-on transaction based revenue streams.
was responsible for the first "data-roaming" switch technology between carriers which provided roaming capabilities for data services between AT&T Wireless and most western region wireless carriers.
Successful completion of these initiatives and the revenue developed by Mr. Bay
provided the impetus for MCI's
purchase of SHL Systemhouse
Previous to SHL.
Mr. Bay founded and was president of SI3 Inc. directing the design, development, marketing and sales of municipal application software systems, which included the implementation of the STARFIRE project, newly designed for the FDNY and its information management system.
This system created a benchmark for the measurement of most fire dispatch and management applications throughtout the US.
, previous to SI3
was responsible for the Outsourcing and Systems Division which was awarded the City of Chicago contract for parking violations and ticketing, valued at over $20 million.
Prior to Computil, Mr. Bay was founder and president of Compu-Key Corporation at which he designed and implemented a Uniform Construction Code Activity Reporting System for the 560 municipalities in the State of New Jersey.
continues to be in demand as an advisor and speaker for Private and Public Sector events and industry related conferences.
He attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and for 22 years served as Chairman of a community activity centers for the homeless in Newark, New Jersey.