James’ first IT job was at 13 selling computers to fellow students through his first business and hasn't looked back since.
Now aged 39, he has spent the last 18 years working in both commercial and public sector IT with the last 8 years spent working in the education sector.
He is passionate about closing the digital divide and takes a pragmatic approach to the question of big corporate ICT vs. that found in schools.
As well as consulting with a number of schools, he is a Primary Chair of Governors and therefore has a good understanding of many of the issues faced across all sectors.
He is a regular speaker at education events and is always available to offer advice.
James has been into technology since he can remember and some personal ‘milestone’ events are recorded opposite.
If you want to book a meeting with James, then head on over to Doodle for availability.
James' Technology timeline
1985 - Bought first computer - Sinclair ZX Spectrum+
1987 - Gets a taste for life online when using Prestel and Micronet800 at school
1988 - Aged 13 forms EAMR with some friends. EAMR sells floppy disks and Commodore Amiga computers to staff and students at Earlham High School in Norwich
1989 - Buys first Commodore Amiga 500
1991 - Builds a turtle
1992 - Gets a Nokia Cityman 100 mobile phone
1993 - Joins CIX and starts emailing people
1994 - Earliest recorded USENET posting by James
1994 - Contributes to Amiga Newsbits and CD32 bits
1995 - Buys first PC
1996 - 4th Millennium Systems Limited formed
1997 - First commercial IT job
2000 - Becomes Microsoft certified
2004 - Elected Member of the British Computer Society
2005 - Apple and ISEB certification
2008 - Becomes a Microsoft Certified Trainer
2008 - Joins the Microsoft IT Advisory Council
2009 - Invited to present for Capita at the 2009 BETT show
2009 - Presented about Open Source at the Open Source Schools Unconference
2010 - Presented about Open Source at the 2010 BETT show
2010 - Awarded 'Unsung Hero' by the e-Learning Foundation
2012 - Becomes a Microsoft Licensing Sales Specialist
2012 - Joins MIS for Norfolk Project Board
2012 - Joins Norfolk Schools' ICT Steering Group
2013 - Becomes a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller (AER)