James is the CTO of Chirp, an audio technology company at the forefront of connecting devices using sound. Chirp produces a range of products which enable devices and machines to send data to each other over the air using just their loudspeakers and microphones.

His academic focus spans degrees in Acoustics and Sonic Art and doctoral research in Human-Computer Interfaces with Sound, and has since been involved in engineering and strategy at multiple startups. At Chirp he is responsible for managing the technology and development direction. He works with Chirp’s external partners to integrate and promote the use of the technology in their products.