Based in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, James has worked with the chief executives and founders of many of the world’s leading technology companies. At MGI, James has led research on technology, the digital economy, the future of work, as well as on productivity, growth and competitiveness, and corporations in the 21st century. James published a book on AI and robotics, recently another on global economic trends and numerous articles and reports. James was appointed by President Obama as vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House, and by US Commerce Secretaries to the Digital Economy Board and the National Innovation and Competitiveness Board. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A Rhodes Scholar, James has DPhil, MSc, and MA. from Oxford in AI and robotics, mathematics and computer science.