Jay Sexton

Jay Sexton
Chief Operating Officer of the GT Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT)
Areas of Expertise: 
Information systems strategy and implementation, public safety and mission-critical communications, communications networks and mobile technologies
“The Internet of Things is bringing together an incredibly diverse group of stakeholders that have never before worked together. The opportunities provided by these new multi-disciplinary interactions will lead to applications and solutions that would have been unimaginable until now.”

Mr. Jay Sexton is the Chief Operating Officer of the Georgia Tech Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT), and the former Division Chief of the Interactive Computing Applications Division (ICAD), in charge of building innovative software solutions to deliver the right information, in the right format, to the right people, for use in mission planning, decision support, situational awareness, and geospatial visualization.

Keenly focused on bringing a multidisciplinary systems approach to implementing communications projects, he has a strong background and experience in communications networks, last-mile solutions, and mobile technologies with a special emphasis on public safety communications.

He has advised both the State of Georgia and the State of Florida on implementing the FirstNet Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. He continues to assist the State of Georgia and the Atlanta Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) on their strategic planning and related efforts for public safety communications interoperability. These efforts encompass all areas from technology (including IP-based land-mobile-radio interoperability solutions, data sharing, broadband wireless applications, and Next Generation 9-1-1) to policy (including outreach, operating procedures, training, and exercises). Jay was also GTRI Project Director for the Georgia Interoperability Network (GIN), a broadband-enabled gateway solution providing interoperability for public safety personnel.

Along with his public safety work, he has contributed to projects in a number of areas, including telecommunications for rural economic development; technologies for persons with disabilities; technology use in K-12 STEM education; intellectual property review and analysis; supply chain and logistics communications; and military communications.

He holds a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Georgia State University.