Dr. Jim Black is a founder and CEO of Chronicle Graphics, maker of innovative software that helps project managers run better team meetings and tell better project stories to their stakeholders. He has participated in, or managed complex software projects for over 25 years.
Prior to founding Chronicle Graphics, he held the position of Senior Vice President of Engineering at the Comcast subsidiary GuideWorks, which builds the interactive program guides for digital cable set-top boxes across North America. From 1996 to 2000, Jim presided as Vice-President of R&D for Landmark Graphics, a subsidiary of Halliburton that builds the leading visualization and analysis software for oil and gas exploration and production. He also led a R&D and consulting group for IBM for seven years. This team focused on computing for the oil and gas industry. Early on in his career from 1981 to 1989, Jim worked for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas.
Jim has a PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University and a BA in physics from Rice University. He lives in Centennial, Colorado.