James is the Director of CSIRO Futures, the strategic advisory arm of Australia’s national science agency. He leads a team that builds on CSIRO’s deep research expertise to help clients create sustainable growth and competitive advantage by harnessing technology and innovation. In this role, he has also led a number of national-scale initiatives, including the Australian National Outlook 2019 and CSIRO's Industry Roadmaps series. He has more than 20 years of experience working with government and commercial clients across four continents in a diverse range of industries including energy, resources, financial services, manufacturing, and high-tech. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.