James Parton

Founder in London, United Kingdom

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James is the Founder of Land and Expand, a Developer Relations Agency.

James has spent over 20 years working at the intersection of telecommunications and the web which included launching and running three developer programs for O2, Telefonica and Twilio. At Twilio James was their first hire outside of the US, building the EMEA business from scratch and running it for its first 5 years.

An active contributor to the wider tech community, James blogs for London & Partners, mentors and advises various startups, and has sat on two not for profit trade organisation boards - The Application Developers Alliance, and MEF.

James has been recognised for his contribution to the mobile and technology community in a number of publications, including the 2013 TechCityInsider list of 'the most influential people in UK tech' and in Revolution Magazine’s 2009 “Future 50”. He has lectured at The University of Oxford Faculty of Continuing Education and Reading University. James is a Chartered Marketer and holds a postgraduate diploma in Strategic Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.