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28 April, 2020 - 21:13 By Kate Sweeney

Cambridge scale-up appoints VP of Engineering

Cambridge company, the first AI-driven technology for mapping the world's expertise and connecting businesses directly to the source of technical and market insights, has appointed Jay Cano as VP of Engineering.

Cano, whose previous positions have included CEO and tech lead at various software companies, has over 15 years’ experience in the industry.

As VP of Engineering, he will focus on growing, leading and managing the development team, ensuring that’s industry-leading AI search technology and products are of high quality and meet customers' needs. 
He’s also responsible for implementing and optimising internal processes to ensure that the engineering team always succeeds in everything they do.

Cano said: “I’m delighted to join I was drawn to the company’s drive and forward-thinking employment of AI to identify who in the world holds sought-after knowledge and making this knowledge accessible to those who seek it.

“There’s so much room for growth and is well on its way to becoming the go-to platform for global knowledge sharing.” 

Prior to joining, Cano has filled the roles of tech lead at Aula, a learning experience platform for higher education, CEO of Plotist – a company he founded which was developing an online collaboration tool for creative writers – and consultant, working with many companies defining processes for their engineering teams.

He will also work alongside existing tech leads to develop the technical strategy and roadmap, ensuring that the product vision is realised through excellence in execution.

“Not only is Jay an accomplished technologist but his additional academic work in Computational Sociology presented an exceptional and interesting opportunity to us,” said Hari Jackson, CTO. He is the perfect addition to our team, as we continue to scale and we're extremely excited to see what we build together.”

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