Jay Boisseau is the president and founder of Austin CityUP, the Austin smart city consortium of private and public sector entities including companies, government agencies and departments, public service providers, academic departments, community groups, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Austin CityUP members develop projects that apply technologies and analytics to improve transportation, safety, environmental quality, energy utilization, water utilization, health, education, housing, and more. Boisseau is also the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Vizias, a technology consulting firm. Boisseau serves as the Chief HPC Technology Strategist for Dell EMC, where he helps shape the high performance computing vision, strategy, and plans.
Previously, Boisseau was director of Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. Founded in 2001 by Boisseau, TACC became one of the top advanced computing centers in the world under his leadership. He expanded the computational resources to provide world-class capabilities, culminating in two of the largest NSF awards in UT Austin history: Stampede, deployed in January 2013, valued at over $50 million, and 20 times more powerful than TACC’s previous flagship system, Ranger, the largest NSF award in UT Austin’s history at $59 million in 2007.