James Caton has 20 years’ experience in the application of analytics and sensors to improve operations. At IBM he led the Global Center of Competence for Predictive Analytics, launching IBM’s first cloud-based industrial predictive analytics solution. Based on the success of that ‘startup’ effort, he was askedwith leading the Global Center of Competence for Smart Cities, focusing on public safety, water management, and transportation. In 2018, James was recruited to India to lead a new business unit for Larsen & Toubro, a $16B infrastructure and engineering conglomerate. In 3 years he grew the smart cities business to $180M, with a portfolio of over dozen smart cities projects. Today, James helps companies improve the value of their energy, transit, water, safety, and building monitoring solutions thru the application of Artificial Intelligence.