James started as a lawyer with Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy, then GC & Head of Compliance for two global energy companies (Edison Mission and UPC Renewables) operating some of the largest wind, hydro, and bio-fuelled power stations in the world (e.g. Board Director of UK’s First Hydro https://www.fhc.co.uk ). As a founder of AnyDATA, environmentalism was in its DNA from the start.
James’ vision is to make a positive difference to the world, empowering more efficiency, better compliance, governance, stewarding of environmental resources, social inclusivity and fairness: primarily (but not exclusively) in relation to the “minefield” of global supply chains.
Anticipating growing ESG regulations, AnyDATA’s mission was to develop an innovative data/AI Platform ideally suited to myriad of data related issues as “ESG” regulatory frameworks expand. (ESG is a set of criteria/standards that socially conscious investors, customers, employees and public bodies use to screen potential involvements with organisations.)
AnyDATA uses AI, machine learning, automation and technological innovation to create a powerful overlay of an Organisations’ multiple internal and external data sources, against their supply chain business, compliance and legal reality.
Think of AnyDATA as your traffic light system for better business decisions. We analyse and track all your supplier data, contracts, questionnaire data and 3rd party API data, leveraging your existing investments, and play it back in smart applications, BI, alerts, and analytics (backward and forward looking)
Our clients benefit from either one off Due Diligence (e.g. M&A) and/or mainly enterprise BAU sustainability / ESG analytics and reporting.
James lived and worked in Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America.