James Watters (March 19, 2015)

VP of Product, Marketing, and Ecosystem for Cloud Foundry, Pivotal Software, Inc.

James Watters currently leads a twenty person product management, product marketing, business development, and solution engineering organization responsible for Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry based enterprise software and SaaS products.

James’ group shipped the first enterprise software product based on Cloud Foundry in Q4 of 2013.  James negotiated a landmark open source partnership with IBM making Cloud Foundry their PaaS of choice and spearheaded the first ever Platform conference with over 500 Cloud Foundry developers and community members in attendance. He has also formalized ecosystem partnerships with SAP, Intel, AT&T, HP, Swisscom, and NTT among others making Cloud Foundry a key foundation of their open cloud strategies.

An expert in open cloud technologies, James is the go-to-source for many of the industry’s thought leaders and has been featured in leading publications such as eWeek, Forbes, GigaOm and Wired. He enjoys a popular Twitter following on all things PaaS.

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