James Cross

Director of Learning Product Strategy, Workday

James Cross is director of learning product strategy at Workday, and is responsible for the vision, strategy, and roadmap of Workday Learning.

Prior to Workday, James spent a decade focused on the intersection of learning and technology. He was director of education at MediaCore, acquired by Workday in 2015. Before MediaCore, James worked for Civica, a large EMEA cloud software company. 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. He is on the board of the annual SXSW learning technology startup competition.

James holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Sheffield University and is a certified teacher. He is an experienced speaker and writer, having published a book and contributed to a number of industry publications.