Product Owner National Platforms at NYPL

James English

James came to the New York Public Library in the summer of 2013 and serves as Product Owner – National Platforms. His primary duties are as product manager for SimplyE – an open source e-reading platform and IMLS grant-funded project which aims to simplify the experience of discovering, borrowing and reading an eBook from the library. Today this open source software and related technologies are being rolled out across the country by libraries and library consortia as well non-profit and for profit service providers. James represents NYPL on the Board of Directors for the Readium Foundation which is an industry nonprofit seeking to bring reference technology standards and interoperability to the broader digital publishing industry. James came to the Library from Atlanta, GA where he served as COO and CEO for two privately owned software technology companies. He holds a BSE from The United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and an MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University, GA.