James is the founder of WinningCIO ltd which is a technology consulting business that provides business the opportunity to access FTSE250 scale CIO’s with 10 plus years experience on a portfolio basis. James, himself is a CIO with 15+ years experience at board level with ArrowXL, Drax Group plc, Northumbrian Water, Abellio and Northern Rail. James was instrumental in supporting the water industries B2B switching model as well as launching Northumbrian water’s current innovation strategy which yielded the first video ready contact centre (Utelyes) and Barnacle the citsern leak detection solution using IoT. Today, WinningCIO offers board level technology consulting and mentoring for strategic IT alignment, innovation strategy and also propsotion consulting for technology teams wishing to make progress in the Retail, Energy and Utilities verticals. Current engagements include work with Expleo supporting organisations to assure their data strategy and Ampito a global telcommunications company with an industy leading telco security proposition.