Senior Architect and Chief Technology (a.k.a. "Chief Geek"),
Our core technology leader, James has over 15 years of professional
experience in software architecture, development and systems consulting.
James most recently served as the CTO of EPM at Lawson Software where he was
the lead technical resource behind the new EPM platform. He designed,
prototyped, collaborated with other departments, helped evaluate acquisition
candidates for the platform, and served as a mentor for numerous engineers
involved in the project. James joined Lawson as the result of the
acquisition of Keyola, where he was a founder and Chief Engineer. In this
role, he helped design, architect, develop, test and work with prospects to
ensure the success of Keyola's pioneering Proactive Business Intelligence
Prior to Keyola James served as the CTO of the Analysis Tool Business
Unit at Hyperion, where he led the technical effort to create an integrated
platform for reporting, analysis, portal/dashboards and application
development tools. James joined Hyperion as the result of the acquisition of
Appsource. James was a founder of Appsource Corporation in 1995 and over the
subsequent 5 years worked on every release of Wired for OLAP / Arbor Wired
for OLAP / Hyperion Analyzer and in every part of the application: Windows
client, Java client, HTML client, and Analysis Server. James held positions
as engineer, architect, engineering manager and "Chief Geek" - where he was
responsible for assisting product integrations, defining recruitment
strategy, creating prototypes, evaluating new technologies, and guiding the
introduction of those technologies into the product suite.
Prior to Appsource, James was a leader on the initial roll-out of the
industries first object-based BI product where he built numerous industry
applications for Global 2000 companies.
Besides working with software companies, James has also worked with
large and small consulting firms, gaining a key insight into how customers
really operate. Additionally, while at Southampton University, England,
James specialized in Graphical User Interfaces, Human-Computer Interaction,
Object Oriented Languages and wrote his thesis on the graphical
representation of large quantities of complex multidimensional data.