Jim Adler is managing director and board member of Toyota Ventures and a vice president at Toyota Research Institute (TRI). He also serves on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee providing advice at the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Most recently, Jim was Vice President of Products and Marketing at Metanautix, a big data analytics startup funded by Sequoia Capital and Workday and acquired by Microsoft. Previously, he was the first Vice President of Data Systems and Chief Privacy Officer at Intelius, which was acquired by H.I.G. Capital. Jim also founded VoteHere, a pioneer in cryptographic secure and secret online voting for public elections. He led the company for nine years, raising over $25 million in venture capital including strategic investments from Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, and Entrust. Early in Jim's career, he was a rocket engineer working on avionics systems at Lockheed Martin Space Systems.
Jim received his bachelor’s degree with high honors in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and his master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, San Diego.