A National Arts Merit Award nominee and a grantee of multiple innovation patents including next generation e-payments, he has hands on experience across 3 continents building world class challenger brands from ground zero using technology to compete with market leaders. James has executed digital projects with world class brands including Budweiser, Tommy Hilfiger, Accenture and many more. James conducted digital strategy and site information architecture for Australia’s 2nd largest financial exchange that conducts daily trades in excess of $1Bn, marrying ease of use with regulatory requirements. As an ICT economic development leader for over 5 years, James was instrumental in helping transform Christchurch New Zealand from a predominantly agricultural city into a billion dollar high-tech hub of innovation. James is a past President of the chamber of commerce for Surry Hills, a City of Sydney precinct with one of the highest concentrations of digital creative businesses in the southern hemisphere.