Ha- trick title. I don’t know about you but I always feel like bios are a bit of a nightmare. I mean- what have I really done or achieved that is worth mentioning? My resume was traditionally pretty dry, but then I spiced it up a bit after seeing an outstanding, nicely personal bio from Anne Zelenka. Do you have any tips for writing a good bio? And while you’re here I would love some feedback on this effort:
James Governor lives and works in London with his wife and son. Principal Analyst and co-founder of RedMonk, he leads coverage in the enterprise apps space, assisting clients with application development and integration issues. His blog Monkchips, recently named one of the top three industry analyst blogs, looks at enterprise IT, but also issues such as business policy, corporate social responsibility, and social media. The RedMonk Team were recently named in the Top Open Source Thought Leaders for 2008 list by Linuxworld.
James is editor of the Greenmonk blog, syndicated by IDG UK, which examines how social media, open data and grassroots efforts can improve environmental outcomes. Greenmonk underpins clean tech advisory services for RedMonk clients. James serves as an adviser to the Movement Design Bureau think-tank and associated projects such as the Akvo water quality project for developing nations. He is co-author of the forthcoming O’Reilly publication Web 2.0 Design Patterns.
Before RedMonk he spent three years at Illuminata, Inc., where he led both the Application Strategies and Enterprise Management practices at the firm. He worked with both vendor clients, to establish product development and marketing strategies, and as an advisor on IT strategy to user organizations and service providers. He joined Illuminata from InformationWeek UK, where he was deputy managing editor.