Jim Gemmell

CTO in Danville, California

Jim Gemmell

CTO in Danville, California

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As CTO and co-founder of Trōv, I built anengineering team of over 60 staff, managing iOS, Android, Web, and server developers, as well as PMs and testers. As Trōv grew, I played many roles, including product lead for the world’s first on-demand insurance product.

During my tenure at Microsoft Research, I became a leader in the field of life-logging. I co-authored the book Your Life, Uploaded: The Digital Way to Better Memory, Health, and Productivity and the Scientific American article A Digital Life as well as publishing numerous scholarly articles. I was a founding member of the Microsoft Interaction & Intent research group, which pioneered an approach of market-driven research that sets long range strategic vision, rapidly prototypes, and ships impactful products. I architected and led development of the entity resolution system used to power Xbox TV & Movies, as well as Bing's Movies, TV, Celebrities, and Events. I created the Bing flight status answer, and helped develop the Bing Twitter features. I also represented Microsoft at the IETF standard body and co-authored a number of networking standards, including PGM, which shipped in Windows.

  • Work
    • Trov
  • Education
    • PhD in Computer Science
    • M. Math in Computer Science