Technology, leadership & performance


Voices of technology and wisdom to be our best self

James Gray

Technology Leader

I am a Data & AI leader, former Chief Information Officer, and Chief Product Officer with deep expertise across data, product, and IT who built software products and technology platforms at startups and leading companies like Microsoft.  

My current focus is data & artificial intelligence at GrayData.AI.

I am a learning facilitator for the “Data Strategy: Leveraging Data as a Competitive Advantage” course at the Haas School School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.  Join our next cohort to learn how to implement a data-driven roadmap to drive business value. 

Leadership and Performance Coach

I coach leaders and professionals who seek peak performance and experiencing their true potential doing work they love.  Learn more and activate coaching @

I am a cohort-based course instructor for the “Unlock Your Career Potential Through Self-Discovery” course on the Maven platform. This course will teach you a proven self-discovery framework to build deeper awareness and discover new perspectives as a pre-requisite for making a career transformation.  Join me in a private, intimate experience to look inward and shift your mindset and energy!

I am a technical career coach for the MS Business Analytics program at the Gies College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Writer & Podcaster

I am a writer sharing my ideas in the Graymatter newsletter, which explores how consciousness, intelligence, technology, strategy, and philosophy shape the future of human potential.

host The James Gray podcast, which engages thought leaders in conversations on these topics.

Throughout my career, I have supported podcasts, events, and workshops as a guest speaker on technology and career strategy topics. I love connecting and engaging with people to explore interesting topics and conversations. See my list of previous events and contact me to discuss a potential fit for your upcoming digital or in-person event.