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Venture Catalyst

James is a cultural strategist and organizer specializing in cross sector collaboration. he brings 20+ years in management roles across enterprise technology and creative community. his personal path led to exploring the edges of developments in silicon valley, from sustainability, to social justice, social media to conscious evolution, and now into the frontiers of emerging technology. His unique perspective, AS FORMER lead of  NEW INITIATIVES AT BURNING MAN AND current advisory roles with UIX Global and Emerging Future Institute, has made him a sought after speaker. 

James’ professional background includes business development and technology partnerships for software companies and an interactive agency. He has deep expertise in urban economic development, social web, as well as corporate social responsibility based on years initiative creation in the bay area. He brings his future studies, global network and experience in creative industries and technology to the revolution.

His specialties include: new market development, partner ecosystems, sales, market strategy, corporate social responsibility, social media and pr, online/offline community development,  international business with a focus on exponential technologies. He holds an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a BS in Marketing from Arizona State University.