TODD JAMES, Chief Data & Technology Officer, 84.51°
As chief data & technology officer for 84.51°, Todd leads all technology functions and enterprise capabilities teams, including product & design, engineering, data science, science research and consumer research. In this role, he leads efforts to build on 84.51°’s rich data, science and technology capabilities, drive digital transformation, and pave the way for continued growth.
Prior to joining 84.51°, Todd spent 15 years at Fidelity Investments where he held a variety of key strategic leadership roles. An innovative leader, he built the global data and analytics organization for Fidelity’s Workplace Investing and Health Care business units. He also led efforts to modernize servicing and operations through applied artificial intelligence, automation and directed Fidelity’s Cross-Enterprise AI Center of Excellence (COE). He also held senior leadership roles in enterprise operations, business transformation, strategy and consulting, and performance solutions. Prior to Fidelity, James led a strategy consulting practice at Deloitte and served as a director at Resource Consultants, Inc. Prior to his business career, James was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard where he held leadership roles in IT, information security, and shipboard operations. Todd is an editorial board member for CDO Magazine.
Todd earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an MBA from The College of William and Mary and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois.