James Chin Moody
Leading thinker in innovation and sustainability
A leading thinker in innovation and sustainability, James Chin Moody is an outstanding communicator, academic and business professional.
James is the Chief Executive Officer of TuShare, a company with a vision of creating the world’s largest community of sharers, helping things to reach their full lifespan. He was previously Executive Director, Development at Australia’s national research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), one of the world’s largest and most diverse global research organisations.
With a compelling view of the future ahead of us, James is the co-author of the best-selling book The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource Limited World. He is also passionate about science communication and from 2004 to 2011 was a regular panellist on the ABC TV television program The New Inventors.
James sits on the Advisory Council of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, is trustees of the Australian Museum and an Australian national commissioner for UNESCO, has been chosen by the World Economic Forum as one of their Young Global Leaders, and is the vice-chair of the forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Intellectual Property System.
In 2005 James was chosen by Engineers Australia as one of the top 100 most influential engineers in Australia and in 2007 named by Boss Magazine as one of their young executives of the year. In 2000, he was named Young Professional Engineer of the Year and Young Queenslander of the Year and the following year he was awarded Young Australian of the Year in Science and Technology.
An engineer by training, James received his PhD in innovation theory from the Australian National University and was also a chief systems engineer for FedSat, the first Australian satellite to be launched in 30 years. Through his addresses to audiences, he shares his insights into technology, science, innovation and sustainability. He keeps crowds rapt, drawing on his wealth of experience and practical insight.
His preparation for the speech was excellent. It was just right for the audience, who thought he was great.