James Phillips

General Manager, Power BI, Microsoft Corporation

James Phillips began his career writing software for the Apple II, TRS-80 and IBM PC platforms. In 1984, at age 17, he co-founded his first software company, Fifth Generation Systems.  In 2004 James co-founded and served as CEO of Akimbi, a virtualization management software company acquired by VMware in 2006 for $60 million generating 250% and 500% IRR for series A and B investors, respectively. James has held executive leadership roles in software engineering, product management, marketing and corporate development at large public companies including Microsoft, Intel and VMware and with venture-backed software startups.  James holds a BS in Mathematics and earned his MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago.

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