2017 Speakers


Jim Adler

Managing Director, Toyota AI Ventures

Vice President, Toyota Research Institute

Jim Adler is managing director and board member of Toyota AI Ventures, and vice president at Toyota Research Institute. He also serves on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

Most recently, Jim was vice president of products and marketing at Metanautix, a big data analytics startup funded by Sequoia Capital and Workday that was acquired by Microsoft. Previously, he was the vice president of data systems and chief privacy officer at Intelius, which was acquired by H.I.G Capital. Intelius also spun-off Talentwise, which was acquired by Sterling Talent Solutions. In addition, he founded VoteHere, a pioneer in cryptographic secure and secret online voting for public elections that was funded by Cisco and HP. Jim started his career as a rocket engineer for Lockheed Martin.

He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with high honors from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, San Diego.