Jim is the CTO of Cubic Corporation. Details can be found here.
Previously, Jim retired from IBM, boasting a career of innovation and transformation and holding the honor of being appointed as an IBM Fellow.
Jim began his IBM career as a Senior Technical Staff Member. In this role, he created a new standalone embedded software business to, in turn, drive billions of new enterprise transactions by forging early directions for IoT business segments in Mobile, Automotive, Industrial, and Residential.
Subsequently, Jim served as a Distinguished Engineer where he drove 5 consecutive years of growth for the IBM Collaboration portfolio, and simultaneously established an industry wide ubiquitous programming model (5M+ users) between all forms of Clients (rich desktop, browser, mobile, embedded) and Servers.
Jim was then appointed as an IBM Fellow where he grew a new, SaaS focused business unit (Industry Solutions) from inception into a multi-billion dollar engine serving Line of Business (LoB) buyers and users. During this time Jim also served as one of two co-chairs for the IBM Software Group Architecture Board (spanning the entire portfolio of IBM software products, world-wide).
His most recent position was as an IBM Fellow as well as VP and CTO of Watson Customer Engagement, where he transformed 220+ products (also multi-billion dollars in revenue) into 3 integrated SaaS platforms infused with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) targeting LoB buyers in e-Commerce, Digital Marketing, and Supply Chain. During this time Jim also served as one of only 12 Technology Team Advisory Board members setting the Technology Team agenda for the CEO and senior leadership across the entire portfolio.
After retiring from IBM, Jim consulted with and mentored a number of startups. His key focus areas include innovation, leadership, teaming, transformation, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and SaaS/Cloud. His has helped create new businesses from the ground up, designing/developing and delivering products for a wide variety of users and types of buyers, has transformed entire organizations, and formed cross-discipline worldwide teams.
Jim has both MSCS and MSME degrees from UT-Austin and a BSME from the University of Michigan.