James F. Whittaker
James F. Whittaker is the Advisor of CGE’s Digital Supply Chain Institute (DSCI) and a Principal at Mercator XXI, LLC in Washington, DC. Jim has extensive corporate business, management and leadership experience in global IT corporations, including Hewlett-Packard Company, Intel Corporation and Data General Corporation.
He built and led Hewlett-Packard Company’s international public affairs team to shape and influence government policies to advance its business growth, operations and profitability. At Intel Corporation he built and directed a Latin American corporate affairs team focused on influencing government policies to grow business and brand; there he also led Intel’s educational programs. At Data General he managed corporate process to identify and negotiate promising market access opportunities involving manufacturing, R&D and procurement investments; he also headed up Data General Brazil.
Jim received his BA from Stanford University, MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and his JD from George Washington University. His languages include Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian and English. He has taught graduate classes in commercial diplomacy as an adjunct professor at the Monterey Institute for International Studies.