Jim Bates serves as a Director at Large on the Board of the Alaska Chapter of PMI. He is also currently the Director of Enterprise Technology Services and represents the State of Alaska as its Chief Information Officer.
Jim's diverse career spans 34 years and includes Business Administration and Management, Information Technology, and Consulting including many successful F500 engagements. Jim was the primary architect and process engineer for the Dell Project Management Framework that identified and standardized the project management lifecycle for all regions and service towers globally. Efficiencies gained in the first year were in the multi-millions.
Jim has been connecting with diverse audiences globally for over 20 years as a technical trainer, senior instructor, motivational speaker, collegiate educator, and as mentor / coach. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at University of Alaska Anchorage.