TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event


James Barrese

James Barrese
CTO, PayPal


September 25, 1:30 pm



CMUSV, Rm 118 [directions]

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Title: The Cloud's Silver Lining
Abstract: James Barrese, Chief Technology Officer of PayPal, will discuss the industry-changing paradigm shift to cloud computing within the context of mobile payments. Cloud computing is the use of remote computing resources and applications that are accessed over the network. Over the past few years many organizations have achieved tremendous economies and efficiencies by shifting from dedicated computing resources to the cloud-based model. Now with the advent of mobile payments, things are getting exciting! In this interactive discussion Barrese will explore the tremendous potential as these two very potent forces – cloud and mobile payments – continue to evolve and intersect.
Speaker Bio: As PayPal’s chief technology officer (CTO), James Barrese is responsible for architecting the world-class payments and technology infrastructure that powers PayPal’s innovative payment products and services for its merchant partners and millions of account holders worldwide.James’ deep experience in building innovative new products, large-scale systems and strategic platforms has made him uniquely qualified for a multitude of technology leadership roles at PayPal and eBay. He most recently served as vice president, PayPal global product development before being named CTO in 2012. James began his career at eBay in 2001 where he led the strategic re-architecture and scaling of eBay, while simultaneously building world-class teams to develop the open platforms, infrastructure, software, analytics systems and site operations that power the world’s largest marketplace. Prior to joining PayPal and the eBay family of companies, James was vice president of engineering at the e-philanthropy company Charitableway, and previously held positions with Andersen Consulting and Stanford University. Before entering the corporate world, James served in the U.S. Army. James holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.