Let me introduce myself. I've recently moved into the Business Development Team focused on our Microsoft partnership.

I've been at F5 for a little over 3 years working as a Program Manager for the FirePass, WANJet, and WebAccelerator teams. I've been in this industry for the past 20 years; prior to joining F5, I've worked at Classmates, Asta Networks, WRQ, the Navy; and Boeing.

I've done a lot of different things in the past 2 years but have always focused on the intersection between technology and business. Some of my more favorite highlights are: doing a ‘crash’ data center move in under 30 days; defining the procedure for rolling out code on one of the top 10 destinations of the Internet; supporting partnerships with HP and Freshwater; developing and deploying an interim system for a completely automated warehouse; and pitching a Denial of Services Detection tool in the executive offices of the White House.

I'm very excited about the possibilities of the joint interaction between Microsoft and F5. Both companies have a lot to gain from the partnership. If you are on campus, swing by. I'm in building 25.

- James