James Kirkland is the Chief Architect for Red Hat's initiatives and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
James serves as the lead subject matter expert and global team lead of system architects responsible for accelerating IoT implementations for customers worldwide. James also helps integrate product strategy with customer and product needs across Red Hat and partner product lines. James is a member of the Eclipse IoT working group’s steering committee and is a frequent public speaker and author.
Lead Solution Architect at Quedex Ltd, United Kingdom
Solution Architect for the Financial Services with 20+ years’ experience in technology and banking.
Experienced technology and strategy specialist and executive; developer, technical and systems architect within Investment Banking, Gas & Power, IT Consultancy and software development. A proven track record in complex technical problem solving across numerous technologies, with strong business analysis and team leading skills.
Exposure to a broad range of financial asset classes; with the ability to build, innovate, lead and enhance systems, whilst reducing operational costs and employing best practises to deliver impactful business and technology transformations.
Implementing change whilst building and delivering innovative solutions to serve the business demands. Backed by a diverse balance of business, technical, analytical, creative and interpersonal skills, has the maturity, confidence and knowledge to fully utilise these skills within any team, business and technical environment, across different management levels.
Software Engineer, Lead Architect and co-founder at Yatta.
After putting my interest for modelling and model transformations to work for UML Lab, I'm today the Lead Architect for Eclipse integration at Yatta, mostly developing our Profiles for Eclipse.
And when I'm not in front of my favorite IDE, I'm guilty of spending way too much time watching Fantasy and Sci-Fi shows, having a propensity for way too loud music, and vanishing in the wild with just my backpack and tent for stretches of time.