JimStikeleatherFor more than 30 years, Jim Stikeleather has designed, developed and implemented award winning information and communications technologies that help businesses and institutions succeed. He has spoken and consulted internationally on digital infrastructures, evaluation of emerging technologies, and provided strategic guidance on their application to achieve business outcomes. He participates in international technology standards bodies, has multiple industry-article contributions to his credit and advises a number of technology incubators. Jim is a frequent speaker at major conferences and his latest book, Business Innovation in the Cloud was released in May, 2012. Additionally, Jim holds two patents.

Jim came to Dell via Perot Systems. Perot acquired a company he started, the Technical Resource Connection (TRC), in 1996. He left in 2000 to become CTO of the New Ventures unit of MeadWestvaco, where he served as an executive and board member of their portfolio of startup companies. He returned to Perot Systems in 2009 to lead the development and execution of Perot’s cloud strategy. Currently, Jim serves as Executive Strategist / Chief Innovation Officer for Dell Services, the approximately $8 billion IT services arm of Dell, where he leads a team of information technology and business experts who identify, evaluate and assess the future potential of new technologies, business models and processes to address evolving business, economic and social trends for the company and customers.