Vijay is an accomplished executive with 30 years of successful leadership experience in both large companies and startups. He is responsible for Strategic Initiatives at Luminar with a broad responsibility, including developing strategic partnerships with investors, customers and suppliers. Before joining Luminar, Vijay was COO at Optilux/Invenios, a startup developing ultra-low power optical devices for cell phone cameras, which was acquired by Corning. Prior, Vijay was CEO of Lightwire, a startup that developed the first silicon photonics transceivers for optical networking, and subsequently acquired by Cisco. Early in his career, Vijay was VP GM of the Fiber Optic Products Division at Agilent, as well as R&D and Business Unit Manager at Hewlett-Packard.