James is Twilio's Director of Europe, and brings over 20 years experience working at the intersection of telecommunications and the web for BT, O2, Telefonica and now leading Silicon Valley startup, Twilio.
An active contributor to the wider tech and marketing community, James sits on the European Board of the Application Developers Alliance, mentors at various Startup Accelerators across Europe including TechStars London, and is a Tech London Advocate.
Previously he was the founding chair of the Chartered Institute of Marketing's Technology Interest Group, and served a successful two year term as a global board director of MEF, the global trade association for companies wishing to monetize their products & services via mobile.
In 2009 James was named in Revolution Magazine’s “Future 50”, and has lectured at The University of Oxford Faculty of Continuing Education and Reading University. James is a Chartered Marketer and holds a post graduate diploma in Strategic Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Follow James on Twitter @jamesparton
Director of Twilio Europe
Jun 1, 2012 - Current (over 4 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Apr 20, 2014||The Next Web - Tech is Exploding All Over the UK, Not Just London|
|Oct 17, 2012||TechCrunch - Twilio Is Crushing It: 150K Devs, 1.5M Phone Calls/Day, 500M Total Phone Calls, 20 New Countries|
|May 15, 2012||TechCrunch - Twilio Calling: Cloud Telephony Startup Adds An Android SDK, Now Works On 75% Of All Smartphones|
|May 4, 2012||TechCrunch - Twilio Expands Again In Europe, Adds VoIP API In Belgium, Finland, Netherlands, and Sweden|
|May 2, 2012||TechCrunch - Twilio Rising: Microsoft Inks Deal To Offer Voice, Messaging APIs To ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Azure Developers|
|Apr 27, 2012||TechCrunch - Twilio’s European March Continues With Its First Full-Time Hire Outside The U.S. [And Telefonica Loses One]|
|Sep 6, 2011||Gigaom - Telefonica’s Gamble: Will Putting Its Digital Assets Into One Unit Work?|
|Jun 17, 2011||Gigaom - Telefonica’s O2 Litmus Fails The Litmus Test; App Effort Closes Down|