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Jim Stikeleather, Member Board of Trustees, University of South Florida

Jim Stikeleather
Member Board of Trustees
University of South Florida

In his previous experience, Jim has led a team of business and technology experts, who identify, evaluate and assess the business value of technologies for the company and customers in the context of his team’s research into economic, market, industry, social and governmental trends and resulting foresight and future business scenarios. His team also helped customers develop tools and techniques to create cultures of innovation and become serial innovators. His team participated in standards bodies, regularly speak at conferences internationally and have multiple book and industry-article contributions to their credit. Jim guest lectures internationally and holds multiple patents. 

Jim has designed, developed and implemented award-winning information and communications technologies. He started and has grown multiple companies including one reaching number 7 on the Inc. 500. He has successfully led technology start-ups and turnarounds as well as technology organizations within large global enterprises.  He is author, contributor and subject of numerous books. He speaks and consults internationally on digital infrastructures, evaluation of emerging technologies, innovation and strategic guidance on information technology application to achieve business outcomes. He is a regular blogger for multiple sites and publications with hundreds of articles worldwide including Harvard Business Review, Computerworld, and CIO while participating in international technology standards bodies, as well as advising a number of technology incubators. Jim’s current focus is deriving insights from complex adaptive systems theory, cognitive psychology, behavioral finance and economics combined with researching changes in capital formation, economic friction and social information flow to discover new business, organization, risk and management models needed in the future. Jim has severed in various capacities over the years from scientific and statistical programmer, operating system designer and developer, enterprise architect, CIO and CTO as well as business positions in marketing, consulting and management including President and CEO.  

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