|University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), BS||1988|
|Electrical Engineering & Computer Science|
|University of San Diego, MBA||1993|
|Entrepreneurship, Finance, New Product Development|
Jim is CEO of Infochimps, the leading Cloud for Big Data. The Infochimps Cloud is a scalable solution for building and managing complex Big Data environments and is recognized as the fastest way to deploy big data applications.
Prior to Infochimps Jim was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at PARC, a Xerox company, where he established PARC’s Big Data program. His work helped PARC understand how to best integrate its in-memory data processing technologies and high-performance data graph analytics to the burgeoning online services ecosystem, with a focus on predictive analytics for the retail sector. Jim also helped build PARC’s Private Cloud platform.
Jim also served as the SVP, General Manager and Chief of Cloud at SIOS Technology. He was responsible for the company’s global cloud strategy and their developments specifically in the are of private cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service.
Jim’s experience as a serial entrepreneur, involved leading startups ranging from cloud computing to online digital media and advertising to semiconductor technologies.
He has managed all facets of the new product development process from product concept to discontinuation; Led initiatives for technology acquisition, in/out licensing, as well as OEM, reseller, referral agreements; Established several joint developments and managed associated cross-functional and global teams.
His domain expertise over the past 25 years includes:
â€¢ Big Data â€¢ Datacenter Virtualization / Cloud Computing â€¢ Software As A Service (SaaS) â€¢ In-video/in-stream advertising â€¢ Online video publishing and syndication â€¢ Social Networking â€¢ Social Media â€¢ Mobile Video â€¢ Web 2.0 Applications â€¢ Data Warehousing â€¢ Business Intelligence / Analytics â€¢ Data Mining â€¢ Relational Database Technologies â€¢ Fabless Semiconductor & Packaging â€¢ High Speed Interconnects / Switched Fabric
Areas of specialty include:
â€¢ Building and leading venture-backed technology startups â€¢ Managing new business development processes â€¢ Initiating & managing strategic partnerships â€¢ Leading technology licensing â€¢ Spearheading technology & company acquisitions â€¢ Performing in-depth market & competitive research â€¢ Creating strategy, goals, and executing against plan â€¢ Producing ROI business justifications â€¢ Raising venture capital â€¢ Leading M&A transactions