NetApp appoints Jay Bhow as vice president of Engineering, based in Bangalore. In this role, Jay will be responsible for NetApp’s global Quality Engineering function for the industry-leading, world-class Data ONTAPstorage operating system.
With over 25 years of industry experience, Jay joins NetApp from Oracle India, where he was vice president of the Retail Global Business Unit. Although a significant part of his career has been spent in the United States, Jay has led multicultural teams across multiple countries. After working in start-ups including Retek and Inteka and in established corporate entity Oracle, Jay has a rounded view of how a business operates globally
Commenting on Jay’s appointment, Deepak Visweswaraiah, MD, NetApp India R&D, says, “We are delighted to have Jay join the NetApp family. At NetApp, we have repeatedly set industry standards with game-changing innovation that can transform businesses. India plays a pivotal role in our global product innovation focus and is one of our fastest-growing markets. Jay brings with him rich experience in product development, sustained engineering, and product quality engineering. This experience will certainly strengthen our commitment to deliver cutting-edge technology to enable customer success. NetApp continues to add key global roles based in India.”
Rich Sanzi, VP of Engineering for Data ONTAP, says, “I am very pleased to have Jay own the quality mantle on the team. Given his experience in product quality engineering I am confident that Jay will build on NetApp’s tradition of delivering high-value innovations for our customers. We are thrilled to have him on the team, and look forward to his contributions to customer success.”
Jay, whose work has taken place in fast-paced environments with a strong focus on building excellence in both start-ups and large organizations, says, “Excellence is what I strive for, and I believe it is the key differentiator that enables us to deliver world-class products to our customers.”
Acknowledging the fact that the culture and values of a company play a critical role in motivating employees to excel and explore their potential, Jay adds, “NetApp’s culture of ‘one team’ cross-functional collaboration, combined with a rich technology focus, puts NetApp in a position of strength. We have an opportunity to expand on the leadership position of Data ONTAP.”
The commitment to outperform, outexecute, and continually push boundaries to explore new opportunities is what keeps the spirit of innovation alive at NetApp.
Jay holds a B.E. degree in computer engineering from the University of South Florida.