Jaishankar Moothedath Menon (Kerala, India, August 9, 1956) is an IBM employee who contributed to RAID technology. Menon is currently responsible for shaping IBM's technical strategy as the Vice-President of Technical Strategy, and he leads IBM's efforts to work with academia to establish innovative research programs and to build skills needed for the 21st century innovation economy.
In 1982, he joined IBM's research team in San Jose, California, where he developed RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) technology. He has written 23 RAID papers and holds 27 RAID patents. Jai went on to become responsible for all worldwide Research in storage systems in IBM. He initiated the IBM SAN Volume Controller. He co-authored a paper on the design and architecture of cached disk controllers, now used routinely in every disk controller in the industry.
He holds more than 50 U.S Patents. In 2001, Jai was named an IBM Fellow, and he also is Vice-Chair of IBM's Academy of Technology.