Carnegie Mellon University

Jim Blakley

Jim Blakley

Associate Director, Living Edge Lab, CMU


Cloud/AI Systems


Jim has over 30 years of experience in the computing and communications industries. Throughout his career at AT&T, Lucent and Intel, he has focused on the commercialization of emerging technologies at the intersection of media processing, human interaction, global distributed computing and networking. He loves to find real and valuable applications for new technologies – starting with his early work at Bell Labs in speech technologies through intelligent network services, software defined networks, server virtualization, cloud computing, video and artificial intelligence to his current work in visual cloud systems. He has led organizations from small product development and product management teams to entire business units and has a passion for applying systems engineering and business strategy to taking technologies across the chasm.