James joins the firm to support ongoing customer engagements in Singapore and the APAC region. James comes with more than 18 years experience with GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, and was also pivotal in leading all aspects of technology needs for the US, Korea, Japan, China and India. He obtained an MS Degree in Technology Management from University of Queensland and an MBA from Kellogg-HKUST.
 
As President of Guardtime Pte Ltd, James will be responsible for the overall business development for Singapore including expanding the technical support team and supporting clients whose goal is the absence of compromise in data, systems and network infrastructure.
 
James commented, “I am excited to join Guardtime, a company whose blockchain technology is proven in production within governments around the world. It's my privilege to be joining such a respected company that prides itself with top quality technology and confident that it will complement Singapore in its vision of a safer Smart Nation”.
 
Mike Gault, Guardtime CEO added, "We are thrilled to have James join our team. He is a highly respected technologist who has a deep understanding of customer requirements. Guardtime’s platform is not alpha software, it is a full stack blockchain platform that has been validated by production deployments in government, telecom and military environments. Singapore is a leading digital nation and James will be a great advocate for our vision for implementing blockchain within the Singapore Smart Nation program to provide assurance for systems, processes and the electronic data they generate.”