James Cross

Director of Strategy

James Cross is director of strategy at Workday, where he explores the future of business, work, and technology to help guide the company’s strategic direction.

Prior to Workday, James spent a decade focused on the intersection of learning and technology. He was director of education at MediaCore, which was acquired by Workday in 2015. Before MediaCore, James worked for Civica, a large cloud software company based in EMEA. Earlier in his career James was a high school teacher, and was recognized by Apple in 2008 as a global leader in mobile and online learning innovation.

James holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Sheffield University and is a certified teacher. He is on the board of the annual SXSW learning technology startup competition.