Jag Bolaria, The Linley Group

Jag Bolaria is a senior analyst at The Linley Group. During more than 20 years in the communication and PC semiconductor industries, he defined and launched products that have generated billion-dollar revenues and shipped more than 100 million units.

Jag has spoken at several industry conferences including the AdvancedTCA Summit, Network Systems Design Conference, Wescon, Northcon and Min/Micro. He has written several application notes as well as articles for EDN and other magazines. His extensive industry experience includes senior roles in both marketing and engineering.

Before joining The Linley Group, Jag was the director of network systems and validation for Intel’s Ethernet components. He joined this group as the director of marketing, responsible for strategic, product and technical marketing. In this role, he worked directly with major customers including Cisco, Nortel, Lucent, D-Link, and Hewlett-Packard.

Prior to that, he was director of marketing for chip sets in Intel’s PC division where he led the development of product plans, design wins, and customer support for Pentium and P6 chip sets, working with all major PC suppliers worldwide. Later, Jag established the PC platform driver marketing group to provide world-class software support to Intel’s customers.

Jag also held positions in Intel’s communications group in technical marketing, product marketing, strategic marketing and marketing management roles. He had worldwide product management responsibility for codec/filters, modems, ISDN components, and LAN devices. During this time, he worked with engineers at AT&T, Fujitsu, IBM, NEC, Nortel/BNR, Rolm, and Siemens, among others.

Jag began his career as an R&D engineer with Standard Telecom Labs (STL), then the research arm of ITT in the U.K. During his three-year tenure with STL, he developed hardware and software for the prototype ISDN switches and LAN ring architectures over optical fiber.

Jag earned a bachelor of science degree in electronics, with honors, from the University of Salford in the U.K.