Dr. James Fairweather

Chief Innovation Officer, Pitney Bowes

Dr. James Fairweather is the Chief Innovation Officer for Pitney Bowes. In this role he is chartered to maintain the vitality of Pitney Bowes Innovation. Prior to this role, he led the development, technology and cloud strategy for the Commerce Services business unit as the CTO of Commerce Services, where he oversaw the technology and product development as the unit grew from a $12M business in 2012 to over a billion dollars in 2018. He and his team have been responsible for the software development of Pitney Bowes Commerce Services including their industry leading cross-border and domestic technology solutions, and the integration of key acquisitions including Borderfree and Newgistics. James is a Senior Fellow on the Technical Ladder at Pitney Bowes, has been with the firm for 22 years, and has lived and worked in both the US and UK during that time. James is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned his PhD. His thesis presented a design methodology for piezoceramic driven active structures using a combination of impedance-based modeling techniques and finite element methods. He holds twenty-one United States Patents and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Science Center. He is a member of the Board of Directors of ALULA, a management consultancy focused on changing human behavior to improve business performance.