Jeff Klugman

Jeff Klugman

Director, Artificial Intelligence Portfolio

Mountain View, CA

Jeff Klugman is the Director of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) portfolio at the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). He leads a team of military officers, commercial entrepreneurs, and technical experts to field and scale leading-edge, commercial AI solutions that help solve high-impact defense challenges.

Jeff brings over 30 years experience as a Silicon Valley executive to his work at DIU. For 16 years, Jeff was a senior executive (Executive Vice President of Products and Revenue) at TiVo, a public company that transformed the TV user experience. TiVo was the first device to combine linear TV with internet video and audio from Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, and Spotify (including search, discovery, and collaborative filtering-based recommendations across all content sources). Jeff was a member of TiVo’s corporate development team. This team assessed over 20 M&A candidates, then negotiated with and acquired three companies. In 2006, Jeff received an Emmy for Technology & Engineering. 

From 1992-1999, Jeff was an executive at Quantum Corporation, a leader in the computer storage industry. While there, he founded and was Vice President of the Consumer Electronics Business Unit. This was the storage industry’s first ever focus on consumer electronics products and led to widespread use of mass storage devices in consumer devices such as DVRs and portable audio players.

Jeff has also been an advisor to technology companies for human interface design, strategic partnerships, product/service recurring revenue models, consumer technology, and digital media. Additionally, Jeff has prior experience at Hewlett-Packard and Deloitte Consulting.

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He is also an Elected Trustee to the Portola Valley School Board and has served as the School Board President.

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