Beyond CIO | episode 435

Tekion CEO Jay Vijayan

Jay Vijayan is the CEO of Tekion, a next-generation, cloud-native, end-to-end platform disrupting the automotive retail industry. Tekion uses advanced technology such as big data, machine learning /AI, and the Internet of Things to solve industry problems by creating a seamless user experience. Jay brings a significant amount of experience in the industry as he was previously the first CIO of Tesla. Before Tesla, Jay held tech leadership positions at VMware and Oracle. February 13, 2020

Tekion Founder & CEO Jay Vijayan provides an overview of the fragmented automotive industry, highlights the industry’s shortcomings, and describes how Tekoin is using advanced technology and their automotive retail cloud platform to create a win-win-win situation for the large OEMs [original equipment manufacturers], retailers, and consumers. Additionally, Jay discusses the importance of delivering a seamless customer experience, how his time as CIO of Tesla prepared him for his current role, Tekion’s global ambitions, among other topics.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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