Recent and up coming speeches include "STEM 2.0", Texas Workforce Commission, Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, December 2013; "Survival Guide for he Future", Colorado School Board Association, December 7, 2013; "STEM 2.0", National Career Pathway Network Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 13-15, 2013; and "Serious Games, Serious Learning", National School Board Association, New Orleans, LA, April 5, 2013.
In 2012, Jim was recognized by the Society for Design and Process Science for advocacy in STEM teacher professional development. In 2011, Jim was recognized for advocacy of STEM+ARTS education by Time Warner in Austin, TX. Innovative start-up companies Jim is involved in include: On TV, “Innovation Nation”; On the Internet, Area52Games.com; In big data, Knexient.com; In insurance CRG Captive Services and Mesquite Captive; and in education Whyville.net, DavinciMinds.com, and NumbersALIVE.org.
Jim graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Bradley University. He is a George Gilder Fellow in High Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Public Policy. Today, he resides in San Antonio, Texas. He is a potter, a poet, and a storyteller. His loves are his wife Lisa and daughter Ava.