Jim Walsh is a visionary software engineering leader and executive with a history of developing and delivering world-class industry-leading technologies. He has over 30 granted patents in storage, machine learning, language processing, analytics, performance, and security for large-scale distributed systems, operating systems, applications, and digital media. He personally founded and delivered Bing Image Search, Microsoft Cosmos, Salesforce's Data Platforms and Services organization, and Versive's very high performance distributed automated machine learning and security platforms.
With a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Science from the University of Alberta, Jim has interviewed thousands and hired hundreds of the world's best engineers and scientists. He has led and sponsored multiple diversity initiatives, focusing on executive management, engineering leadership, strategy, cloud services, distributed storage, infrastructure engineering, distributed systems, big data, performance, scalability, machine learning, natural language processing, data center and infrastructure architecture, multimedia, hiring and growing world-class people and teams, and engineering excellence.
Jim has worked as Engagement Manager and Senior Consultant at Tech DNA, Principal/Technology Evaluation & Due Diligence Analyst & Consultant at Jim Walsh Consulting LLC, SVP Engineering at InfluxData, Senior Vice President Infrastructure Engineering at Salesforce, Co-Founder, VP Engineering, Investor at Versive, Principal Architect & Globalization Czar, Microsoft Advertising Platforms at Microsoft Corporation, Founding Principal Development Manager, Bing at Microsoft Corporation, Group Manager, Windows Digital Media Performance Group at Microsoft Corporation, and Development Manager, Microsoft Office at Microsoft.