Mentors - Business & Marketing

James Clardy

James is an Austin, Texas based technology strategist and global business development executive, with a history of industry transforming telecom, consumer electronics, networking, multimedia, gaming and computing products.

Currently mentoring entrepreneurs with TechStars, StartupBootcamp & Highway1, with focus on the “Internet of Things”, incl. cyber-physical systems, embedded & wearable computing, sensor networks, related privacy and security concerns, predictive analytics and cloud-based contextually relevant services.

Extensive experience building alliances and ecosystems around emerging technology; over the years, taken a leading role in numerous standards bodies and normative organizations. Raised on the boarder in Texas speaking Spanish, living in a German speaking household, he is multilingual with cross-cultural skills earned throughout the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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