James has over a decade of experience in the areas of information and knowledge management, with a special interest in collaboration technologies and the relationship between people and technology. He had the opportunity to work with a range of collaboration technologies at Ernst & Young in their award winning Center for Business Knowledge during the early 2000s, at a time where many organisations were still struggling with basic intranet concepts.
With a thorough understanding of emerging web 2.0 technologies and user-centred information workplaces, James is a well regarded business and technology expert in the social media landscape. James combines depth of knowledge and strong business analysis skills with a hands on approach – he once travelled 500 metres underground into a coal mine so he could understand his mining client just that little bit better.
James is also well known is the Government 2.0 community and has been an active participant in Public Sphere, BarCamp Canberra, NSW Public Sphere, the Local Government Web Network conference, Social Innovation Camp and was head “unorganiser” of Us Now Sydney. James was also one of the primary authors of the Online Engagement Guidelines commissioned by the Government 2.0 Taskforce.
He has blogged for many years and loves nothing more than to wake up early on a Saturday to get out a post before the rest of the family wakes up!
James completed a Master of Business & Technology (MBT) at the University of New South Wales in 2005. He lives with his family in the city of Wollongong, Australia.