Jim Haughwout, General Partner Emeritus

Jim-Haughwout-180pxJim Haughwout (pronounced “how-it”) is one of Oulixeus’ founders. He is currently a General Partner Emeritus as his current work obligations do not allow him to consult.

Jim loves all things about using technology to change how people live, work—and play. He has been in the technology sector since 1992, and has hands-on experience implementing a broad range of technology domains:

  • Mobile, Wearables, M2M, Autonomous Vehicles, and IoT (Apps, Messaging, and Sensors—from NFC to satellite communications)
  • High-scale B2C web and eCommerce (at scales of 400+ million daily eCommerce transactions)
  • Streaming Analytics, Machine Learning and Complex Event Processing (at scales exceeding 2 billion transactions per day)
  • Big Data (NoSQL, Search, OLTP and OLAP—at volumes exceeding 500 Petabytes)
  • Multiple hosting and deployment models (Cloud/SaaS, Private Data Centers, App Stores)
  • Large-scale enterprise implementations (Marketing Automation; CRM, Supply Chain, and ERP; eClinical, Health IT and EMR; C4ISR and Security; Corporate IT)

Educated at MIT and Harvard, Haughwout, has led R&D, Architecture, Product, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Professional Services (and PMOs), Operations (including DevOps), and Marketing and Development divisions for several Fortune-200 companies and many technology startups. He specializes in combining strategy, new technology and business transformation to create lasting improvement. Haughwout has led nine organizations through times of massive growth (i.e., more than 40-fold growth in less than a year), building six organizations “from scratch” and leading six others through successful turnarounds–each time delivering double-digit improvement in performance and throughput within six months. His teams have won 28 product, platform and technology awards across a wide range of industries (Advertising, Publishing, Media, eCommerce, Retail, Defense, Supply Chain, and Life Sciences) and tech domains (Big Data, Machine Learning, Analytics, Social Media, Mobile, IoT, Cyber-security, and SaaS).

Haughwout is also the Chief Technology Architect at Savi. He writes the Lagrangian Points blog and his work has been featured by Fast Company, Network World, ZDNet, the IBM Press, CIO Magazine, GigaOm, the MIT Enterprise Forum and more. His favorite ways to relax are travel and cooking (various attempts to combine the influences of Alton Brown, Tom Colicchio, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz).

 You can learn more about Jim on LinkedIn and his blog.