2490 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
Jay came to Hawaii in 1965 as a Coast Guard lawyer. He was a founder of the firm now known as Bendet Fidell Sugimura and practiced business law there until 2012, when he retired after 40 years of active practice. Jay has an abiding interest in tech, and founded ThinkTech Hawaii in 2000. He has served as a director of HTDC, NELHA, HSDC, HSTC, HVCA and the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum. Jay produced a weekly ThinkTech radio show on HPR until 2008, and wrote a blog and column for the Honolulu Advertiser and Star Advertiser from 2008 to 2016. He now spends most of his time running ThinkTech Hawaii. He is an ardent advocate for tech, energy, economic diversification and global awareness in Hawaii.