jay-onda Jay Onda

Specializes on being in innovation, product development and new technologies focusing on areas such as the Internet of Things including wearable devices, consumer focused M2M and O2O platforms, and consumer focused services. He also works closely with early stage startups as a mentor and advisor.

Jay specializes on being in the forefront of innovation focusing on new technologies and products in areas including IoT and Connected Vehicles, Robotics, and consumer focused services. He also works closely with early stage startups as a mentor and advisor.

Jay has worked with various divisions of NTT DOCOMO HQ in Japan and within DOCOMO Innovations (previously DOCOMO Research Labs). He has helped position DOCOMO Innovations as NTT DOCOMO HQ’s strategic and innovations arm in the United States-providing insights into innovative technologies, formulating strategic partnership opportunities and developing creative solutions and products for DOCOMO’s customers.

Prior to working in the Telecommunications industry, Jay has worked as a Product Manager and User Interface Engineer for various startup companies in the Silicon Valley providing innovative approaches to create problem-solving solutions in various industries. The products he has developed includes pre-installed applications from select OEM vendors, web application interfaces utilized by top Fortune 100 companies, and conceptual designs demonstrating future product innovation offerings which has been displayed at CEATEC, CES, and MWC. He has also worked as a Designer working with top industry brands such as Nike, Sony, Logitech, HP and others.

About Yamaha Motor Ventures:

Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratories is Yamaha Motor’s innovation and venture arm. Our goal is to create new partnerships and alliances with various industry players to stimulate product innovation and collaborate in new markets.

​​Jay Onda, jay@ymvsv.com

Twitter: @japanesejay