James Cronin is a technologist who has been working
on the UK Internet scene since 1993 as developer, systems administrator,
technical director or CTO for several top UK's ISPs and new media
Cronin was among the first to be hired by boo.com where he was
Vice President of Technology and Operations. He pressed the button
to launch the web site and pressed the button to shut it down. James
currently works for BBCi New Media and BBC News Online as a consultant
technical architect and as technical lead of the BBC social software
Outside of work, Cronin has been active in award-winning e-democracy
campaigns, such as the anti internet snooping bill site: Stand.
He also co-founded the volunteer-run service: FaxYourMP. In his (copious!) spare time he is part of the team running one of the
UK's most successful online communities. Cronin believes strongly in the
Internet as an enabling technology for change and spends a lot of time
helping Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth with their online campaigns.
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