James Flint
CEO, AI consultant and author

I’ve been fascinated by the implications and possibilities of networked computing since I first came across the internet and the concept of neural networks as a post-grad in 1993. Since then I’ve pursued parallel careers as a writer and a technologist. From early days at Wired magazine I went on to cover the digital revolution for a wide range of publications (and in several books) and to design and project-manage various products at the interface of media and technology, including: a cross-platform interaction social media drama for the BBC; a climate change wiki; a whole range of online tools for the Telegraph Media Group; and an SAAS video marketing platform called Videojuicer. I'm no CEO of Hospify, a company I co-founded with two doctors to provide compliant messaging  for use in UK & EU healthcare. I am currently running an AI initiative within Hospify, and advise on AI strategy and implementation in external consulting roles. I also have a new book coming out in October 2018, published by the innovative crowdfunding publisher Unbound.

University of Oxford
Philosophy, Psychology, Physiology (BA) 1991
University of Warwick
Philosophy & Literature (MA) 1993
Data Science Career Track 2018
London Fieldworks
Machine learning consultant
2017 to Current

Technical advisory work on a machine-learning and robotics artwork being built by London Fieldworks in association with the V&A museum, the Arts Council, and Southbank University.

Co-founder and CEO
2014 to Current

Co-founded company, raised incubation capital from Bethnal Green Ventures, development funds from Innovate UK and seed funding (£250k) from angel investors. Won a place on the Wayra Velocity Health accelerator programme. Launched product and built commercial relationships with Unison Healthcare, MSD Pharmaceutical, O2, Birmingham Community NHS Trust

Curation Corporation
Artificial Intelligence consultant
2016 to 2017

•Built machine-learning engine to automatically classify editorial content.• Wrote twice-weekly newsletters covering Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, VR, AR, robots, drones and 3D printing. • Produced daily market alerts on multiple sectors. Set up technical and editorial processes for publishing daily insights generated by the existing editorial team, contributing to major content supply deal with Dow Jones.• 

Interim CEO
2012 to 2014

Raised £100k and restructured company.• Initiated, wire-framed and delivered a scalable SAAS transformation of the product. Re-designed all company promotional materials and brought on new clients including Lexus Germany.• • Project-managed online video website builds, live video events, social media campaigns, and Google Adwords campaigns for clients including Pokerstars, Wella, Amazon Web Services, Universal Music Group, Schuh, Southbank Centre and Virgin Media.• Led the company from a heavily indebted, loss-making concern to break-even and a successful trade sale.

Telegraph Media Group
Editor-in-Chief, Telegraph Weekly World Edition and telegraph.co.uk/expat
2009 to 2012

•Product-managed and launched product suite: newspaper, iPad edition, website, comment channel and “Expat Directory” social media site.• Restructured and ran six-day weekly newspaper production cycle distributing 50,000 copies into 130 countries from five global print sites each week.•  Designed all newspaper front pages and multiple page layouts daily, both online and offline.• Wrote and produced an international television ad.• Initiated, specified, and managed build and launch of Expat Directory social media site, taking total monthly page views from 400k to >2m, adding 20,000 registered users and attracting £200k commercial sponsorship from British Airways, LloydsTSB, John Lewis, and Sotheby’s.•• Created, designed and launched biannual print Globetrotter supplement, attracting over £150k per issue in sponsorship and advertising.• Initiated and ran the Best of British Awards, an international competition run via the Expat Directory; organised prize ceremony in Bahrain.•

General Manager, Telegraph TV
2008 to 2009

Overhauled the online delivery technology and production workflows; redesigned the product and integrated it with the new content management system; brokered and managed a new relationship between editorial and commercial; increased plays; increased revenue; launched new products; built a new inventory tracking system; implemented a completely new advertising format (an industry first that was subsequently mimicked and adopted by News International, ITV, Sky and Virgin Media). Brought the video operation (c. £1m p.a. turnover) from a heavy loss-making position to break-even within 18 months.

Head of Digital Development
2006 to 2008

Ran the online department for all of the Daily Telegraph's online arts and features. Created, project-managed and launched new functionality to the telegraph.co.uk/website, as well as helping to oversee the rebuild of the website as a whole, during its transition from TeamSite CMS to Escenic CMS. Helped integrate newspaper operations with online operations. Launched several commercial/editorial interactive products: pension planner, cruise planner, election map and swing-o-meter, national family events map. Worked closely with Barclays Bank on a £1m sponsorship of the online Finance pages.

Executive Producer
2001 to 2002

•Technical lead and co-author of interactive drama for TV and Internet, designed to include user-generated content from an online community.• Wrote and co-produced a 30 minute pilot with a budget of £100k.

Wired magazine
London, San Francisco
Section editor and Staff writer at Wired Magazine
1996 to 1998

•Ran both the news section and the reviews section; responsible for recruiting, managing and editing a large stable of freelancer contributors.• Created an innovative picture news section and collaborated with the San Francisco-based team on its design and launch.• Wrote many feature articles, including one cover piece. 

Team building and leadership
Market research
Competitor Analysis
Data protection
Machine learning
Data science
Writing (all media)
Video & audio production
Presenting & pitching