Jay Shapiro

Founder and CEO of Usiku Games

Jay Shapiro is Founder and CEO of Usiku Games. He has a 20 year track record as a successful entrepreneur, digital marketer and visionary strategist.

After leaving Canada in 1995, Jay moved to Asia and completed his MBA at the National University of Singapore. He went on to launch BLUE, which would become one of the largest digital marketing agencies in the world. Jay then partnered with CTO David Hoare to create AppMakr, a no-code mobile app publishing platform which helped over 3 million small businesses around the world to launch their first native mobile app.

Having two successful ventures acquired, Jay and his family moved to Africa, to create Usiku Games – a social impact gaming company. Through Usiku Games, Jay has set upon his largest challenge yet, to create the multi billion dollar gaming industry across the continent.

Jay has advised some of the top brands in the world, including: HP, Cisco, Singapore Airlines, Johnson & Johnson, and Proctor & Gamble. Be sure to watch Jay’s TED Talk on how remote working is changing the shape of our cities.