Mr. Jay Sexton is a Senior Research Engineer with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). He is the Division Chief of the Interactive Computing Applications Division (ICAD), which builds innovative software solutions to deliver the right information, in the right format, to the right people, for use in mission planning, decision support, situational awareness, and geospatial visualization.
Keenly focused on bringing a multidisciplinary systems approach to implementing communications projects, he has a strong background and experience in communications networks, last-mile solutions, and mobile technologies with a special emphasis on public safety communications.
He has advised both the State of Georgia and the State of Florida on implementing the FirstNet Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. He continues to assist the State of Georgia and the Atlanta Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) on their strategic planning and related efforts for public safety communications interoperability. These efforts encompass all areas from technology (including IP-based land-mobile-radio interoperability solutions, data sharing, broadband wireless applications, and Next Generation 9-1-1) to policy (including outreach, operating procedures, training, and exercises). Jay was also GTRI Project Director for the Georgia Interoperability Network (GIN), a broadband-enabled gateway solution providing interoperability for public safety personnel.
Along with his public safety work, he has contributed to projects in a number of areas, including telecommunications for rural economic development; technologies for persons with disabilities; technology use in K-12 STEM education; intellectual property review and analysis; supply chain and logistics communications; and military communications.
He holds a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Georgia State University.