TitleCompany:VP & Principal Analyst - C-Suite, Forrester Research
Bio:James helps C-suite executives position themselves as innovation leaders and helps to drive their company’s digital business initiatives and transformation leveraging cloud platforms and emerging technologies. James returned to Forrester in 2018 after serving as the global head of market development at Equinix, the global leader in cloud-neutral connectivity and hosting. Prior to that, he served as the GM and chief strategist for Microsoft Azure, helping guide Microsoft's Cloud & Enterprise division to drive innovations that empower enterprise digital business initiatives, including blockchain as well as API and platform enablement. In his previous role at Forrester, he led the cloud computing playbook and pioneered Forrester's research on infrastructure-as-a-service. James works out of Silicon Valley and has led marketing for two startups and strategy for Sun Microsystems as well.