Hi, I’m James Gray

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. 

I am a data strategy instructor at the Haas School School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

I am a writer for the Graymatter newsletter, which explores how consciousness, intelligence, technology, strategy, and philosophy shape the future of human potential. I host the Graymatter podcast, which engages thought leaders in intelligent conversations on these topics.

I am a coach for leaders and professionals who seek peak performance and living their true potential. Learn more

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


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