HEAD OF PRODUCT AND SVP OF CLOUD PARTNERSHIPS
Jim McGowan leads ElectrifAi’s efforts with cloud providers, where we partner to bring practical Ai solutions to the Fortune 500, federal and state sectors. Jim has over 20 years experiencing putting highly innovative and disruptive technologies into the market at scale.
Jim started his career at Bell Labs making seminal contributions to voice-over-IP (VoIP) and mobile networks. He successfully led an industry effort to make his patented voice algorithm a required component in all smart phones. After building a successful outward-facing consulting program, he was tapped to be the technology lead of Bell Labs’ largest modern day project, a cloud-based video conferencing system. He then joined the AI/ML start-up community in various leadership roles, most recently as CTO of an event ticketing startup, where he led the global technology, product and AI divisions, creating the industry’s largest big-data program.
Jim has over 50 patents granted or pending, provided key testimony in a landmark software case, and lobbied on behalf of the ticketing industry. He is a sought-after advisor who has provided management, operations and technology consulting to companies of all sizes.
Jim has a doctorate from Rutgers University, where he later served as an Adjunct Professor for 6 years.