James is a partner in the Strategy, Leadership & Innovation practice, helping businesses succeed in their digital and IT strategy and transformation.
He is an accomplished CIO advisor and hands-on CTO, who brings 22 years experience across diverse sectors and markets, including highly regulated industries such as financial services, government and energy.
James is renowned for his strong leadership of executive teams and thrives on delivering complex change programs for competitive advantage. He applies advanced problem-solving, critical thinking and a ‘can-do’ approach combined with the right methodologies to rapidly evolve a technical architecture that meets unique business goals and objectives.
He helps clients in successful product development/vision, cloud integration/development and data analytics, as well as specialising in driving innovation using AI and machine learning.
James is a skilled digital business leader with proven expertise in:
Practical use of Continuous Improvement / OKR approaches
Specialist in design of complete cloud ecosystems and bespoke product design for turn-key BaU and innovative solutions (IoT, AI, machine learning)
Advanced use of data analytics and BigData/Data Lakes
Agile mindset and approach to problem-solving and business transformation
Key achievements include:
Built and grew a consulting practice for one of the big 5 consulting firms in a major city
Designed, built and launched an innovative product for Microsoft
Leadership of design and implementation of $60m digitisation program for OHIP
Broad and deep experience in the design and development of bespoke products in a Microsoft stack
Advanced education, PhD