Jim Gagnard is Managing Director, Industrial IoT Studio. Jim has over 25 years of executive management experience leading enterprise software companies. Until March 2011, Jim was Chairman and CEO of SmartSignal Corporation, acquired by GE. Before SmartSignal, Jim led several private software companies, including Questra, Launchpoint, and Diffusion. In addition, he successfully led publicly-traded Trinzic Corporation. Jim serves on the Board of Directors of Upwind Solutions, Agentis Energy, and A3 Solutions. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Illinois Institute of Technology, the Board of Overseers of the Stuart School of Business and is the Chairman of the Illinois Technology Association.