James Phillips

A twenty-five year veteran of the software industry, James Phillips started his career writing software for the Apple II and TRS-80 microcomputer platforms. In 1984, at age 17, he co-founded his first software company, Fifth Generation Systems, which was acquired by Symantec in 1993 forming the foundation of Symantec's PC backup software business. Most recently, James was co-founder and CEO of Akimbi Systems, a venture-backed software company acquired by VMware in 2006. Book-ended by these entrepreneurial successes, James has held executive leadership roles in software engineering, product management, marketing and corporate development at large public companies including Intel, Synopsys and Intuit and with venture-backed software startups including Central Point Software (acquired by Symantec), Ensim and Actional Corporation (acquired by Progress Software).

Webcast: Realtime Web Systems
February 24, 2011
In this Development session we are going to have Q&A with three of our speakers. First Steve Huffman will field questions on the use of Tornado and ZeroMQ at Hipmunk. Second James Phillips will reveal how AOL is able to target ads instantly. Finally...