James Duncan
Director, Platform Strategy, Joyent

Web site | @jamesaduncan

James is a veteran of many startups – some successful, some not. Having seen the successful acquired, and IPO’d James brings perspective of how companies change, from small to large, and what a company needs to do at each stage of its growth. Most recently, James was one of two founders at Reasonably Smart, a Platform-as-a-Service company based in Montreal. Subsequently James became Joyent’s Director of Platform Strategy when Reasonably Smart was acquired in January of 2009.

Prior to Reasonably Smart & Joyent James spent 7 years at Fotango, finishing his time there as the CIO. Fotango, acquired by Canon in 2001, developed one of the world’s first Platform-as-a-Service offerings. This expertise allows James to bring a deep knowledge of platforms, frameworks, and operations to Joyent and their customers.

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Location: Portland_Ballroom
Tags: cloud, api, debate
George Reese (enStratus Networks LLC), James Duncan (Joyent), Subra Kumaraswamy (eBay Inc), Mark Masterson (CSC), Patrick Kerpan (Cohesive Flexible Technologies), Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk)
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