He also hosted a panel discussion with the CIO of Lufthansa and the CTO of Bank of America:
Thank you again for your participation and support of our CIO Leadership Exchange. Your session really created a buzz and was a wonderful way to end our Day 1. Your presentation was very well received - the perfect stage setter for Bank of America and Lufthansa- and your facilitation of the conversation was really well done!
Director, Client Executive Marketing, IBM
In a world where best practise and latest trends are a Google away, the success of any conference depends on fresh ideas and different thinking. In his keynote at the recent BI Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, James Taylor provided exactly that. His challenging presentation helped to ensure that BI really does matter, and prompted all delegates to consider the rest of the content against the important backdrop of decisions that influence business success. James illustrated his talk with relevant in-depth examples, case studies and personal experiences, and his conversational style set the tone for a successful and enjoyable two days.
Chair – ITWeb BI Summit and Awards, February 2010
James is experienced at speaking to non-native English speakers. Here he is at an IBM event in Paris speaking to a French-speaking audience using French slides to match his live translation into French. (Video)
James has given keynotes at a number of other events, including the Business Rules Forum. In his most recent Business Rules Forum keynote, given without slides, 60% of attendees gave it the highest rating they could overall with more than 60% also giving it the highest score for relevance and speaker quality. Comments included:
James is also an experienced interviewee, able to give high quality responses in near real-time, as in this example from a Teradata event: