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Technology Executive, Engineer and Go-To Speaker for Microsoft

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 James Whittaker Biography

James Whittaker is a technology executive with a career that spans academia, start-ups and top tech companies. His story starts in 1986 with the distinction of being the first computer science graduate to be hired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he worked to automate Agent’s caseloads. He then entered graduate school at the University of Tennessee where he received his PhD in computer science in 1992.

Following academia, James worked as a freelance developer specializing in test automation. He worked in 13 different countries over a five year period, most notably for IBM, Ericsson, SAP, Cisco and Microsoft. During this time he performed seminal research in software quality and developer productivity and published dozens of papers, patents and conference presentations. In 1996 he joined the faculty at the Florida Institute of Technology where he continued his prolific publication record and won over $12m in sponsored research. James’ work in Y2K testing and software security earned a number of best paper and presentation awards and in 2002 his security work was spun off by the university into a startup which was later acquired by Raytheon.

James’ first stint at Microsoft was in Trustworthy Computing and then Visual Studio. In 2009 he joined Google as an engineering director and led teams working on Chrome, Chrome OS, Maps and Google+. He was also the keynote speaker for Google Developer Days. In 2012 James rejoined Microsoft to build the Bing Information Platform and is now a Distinguished Engineer working on the Internet of Things and intelligent machines. He is the go-to guy at Microsoft when customers want to see a compelling and realistic view of the future of man and machine.

James is known for being a creative and passionate leader and entertaining speaker and author. He regularly speaks to technical, marketing and advertising audiences to challenge people to think differently about disruption, creativity, storytelling, and the future. Past events include ANA Disrupt at CES, IAB Engage UK, Advertising Week Europe, Digital Life Design, Business Insider Ignite, Pitch @The Palace, the CIO Summit and SXSW. Of his five technical books, Two are best-sellers and two have been Jolt Award finalists. Of his four ebooks, every single review is 5 stars.

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Think and Grow Rich The Legacy: How the World's Leading Entrepreneurs, Thought Leaders, & Cultural Icons Achieve Success

Think and Grow Rich The Legacy: How the World's Leading Entrepreneurs, Thought Leaders, & Cultural Icons Achieve Success

The Storyteller's Spellbook: How to make your ideas more compelling and your career more magical

The Storyteller's Spellbook: How to make your ideas more compelling and your career more magical

Career Superpowers: Succeeding on Purpose

Career Superpowers: Succeeding on Purpose

Exploratory Software Testing: Tips, Tricks, Tours, and Techniques to Guide Test Design

Exploratory Software Testing: Tips, Tricks, Tours, and Techniques to Guide Test Design

How to Break Software Security

How to Break Software Security

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James Whittaker

Technology Executive, Engineer and Go-To Speaker for Microsoft

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James Whittaker Biography

James Whittaker is a technology executive with a career that spans academia, start-ups and top tech companies. His story starts in 1986 with the distinction of being the first computer science graduate to be hired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he worked to automate Agent’s caseloads. He then entered graduate school at the University of Tennessee where he received his PhD in computer science in 1992.

Following academia, James worked as a freelance developer specializing in test automation. He worked in 13 different countries over a five year period, most notably for IBM, Ericsson, SAP, Cisco and Microsoft. During this time he performed seminal research in software quality and developer productivity and published dozens of papers, patents and conference presentations. In 1996 he joined the faculty at the Florida Institute of Technology where he continued his prolific publication record and won over $12m in sponsored research. James’ work in Y2K testing and software security earned a number of best paper and presentation awards and in 2002 his security work was spun off by the university into a startup which was later acquired by Raytheon.

James’ first stint at Microsoft was in Trustworthy Computing and then Visual Studio. In 2009 he joined Google as an engineering director and led teams working on Chrome, Chrome OS, Maps and Google+. He was also the keynote speaker for Google Developer Days. In 2012 James rejoined Microsoft to build the Bing Information Platform and is now a Distinguished Engineer working on the Internet of Things and intelligent machines. He is the go-to guy at Microsoft when customers want to see a compelling and realistic view of the future of man and machine.

James is known for being a creative and passionate leader and entertaining speaker and author. He regularly speaks to technical, marketing and advertising audiences to challenge people to think differently about disruption, creativity, storytelling, and the future. Past events include ANA Disrupt at CES, IAB Engage UK, Advertising Week Europe, Digital Life Design, Business Insider Ignite, Pitch @The Palace, the CIO Summit and SXSW. Of his five technical books, Two are best-sellers and two have been Jolt Award finalists. Of his four ebooks, every single review is 5 stars.

James Whittaker Videos

  • James Whittaker - The Art of Storytelling
    James Whittaker, keynote speaker at the 2016 International Business Model Competition, delivers an engaging presentation about the Art of...
  • The Internet of Things by James Whittaker of Microsoft
    Change is coming. The web is being consumed by apps. Search is becoming a victim of its own success.
  • James Whittaker Keynote Speech @ Cal Hacks 2015

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  • How much does it cost to book James Whittaker?

    Booking fees for James Whittaker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Whittaker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for James Whittaker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Whittaker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Whittaker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Whittaker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Whittaker or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

James Whittaker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book James Whittaker for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. James Whittaker generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Josh Linkner, Terry Jones, R "Ray" Wang, Ray Kurzweil and Leila Janah. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Whittaker for an upcoming event.

James Whittaker Speaker Videos

  • James Whittaker - The Art of Storytelling
    James Whittaker, keynote speaker at the 2016 International Business Model Competition, delivers an engaging presentation about the Art of Storytelling.
    The Internet of Things by James Whittaker of Microsoft
    Change is coming. The web is being consumed by apps. Search is becoming a victim of its own success.
  • James Whittaker Keynote Speech @ Cal Hacks 2015
    The Future of Software Testing
    The future of sofware testing as told by James Whittaker in a webinar for EuroSTAR in June 2008.
  • Yesterday, Today and the Next Decade
    From IEEE Software magazine's Software Experts Summit, sponsored by Shell Global Solutions, on July 17 at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Wash.

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