James Urquhart is senior vice president of Performance Analytics at SOASTA Inc., the leading provider of cloud performance testing and analytics. Named one of the 10 most influential people in cloud computing by both the MIT Technology Review and the Huffington Post, and a former contributing author to GigaOm and CNET, James brings a deep understanding of these disruptive technologies and the business opportunities they afford.
James is a seasoned technologist with over 25 years of experience in distributed systems development and deployment, focusing on service-oriented architectures, cloud computing, and automation. Prior to joining SOASTA, James held leadership roles at Dell, Cisco, Cassatt, Sun, and Forte Software.
James graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Physics.