Jay Wiggins – CTO

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Jay Wiggins – CTO

As co-founder and CTO of one of the nation’s top-tier ethics and legal compliance solutions firms, Corpedia, Jay designed and built all of the systems that Corpedia used to become one of nation’s leading ethics and legal compliance consulting, software and learning technology firms for Global 1000 companies. The result was in 2012 the New York Stock Exchange purchased Corpedia (and became NYSE Governance Services).

Jay has a unique ability to be able to analyze technology products, deconstruct them and re-build them to suit critical business needs. He made two pioneering technology breakthroughs early on in Corpedia’s existence that catapulted it into a market player status, allowing Corpedia to compete against highly funded industry rivals.

The first was building Corpedia’s Learning Management System from scratch, where at the time few commercial grade options existed. The second was being the first to discover Adobe’s Flash media player could be re-engineered and re-purposed for eLearning development.

At the time, Flash was a robust media tool but had limitations that prevented it from being considered an option in which to develop eLearning. Jay discovered he could embed workarounds into Flash that allowed it to communicate with a database, thus allowing some of the most creative and engaging eLearning programs in the industry. Jay’s breakthrough earned Corpedia countless awards for course development.

Adobe learned of Jay’s innovative code and immediately incorporated Jay’s concepts into its product. It’s release of Flash 5.0 changed the eLearning industry, by giving developers the tool to create media-rich and engaging content.