James Linlor is Chairman and CEO of Black Lab Mobile, an innovator since 2000 in mobile search, advertising, and e-payments technologies via natural language IVR, text, and WAP interfaces. Black Lab Mobile created billmycell™, clientell™, and Webster™ and has used these systems to deliver anytime, anywhere e-wallet payments between individuals and to businesses, to increase loyalty and new services for the "mobile society", to offer location-based mobile tag-line advertising, and to augment responses to voice queries for local information with instant purchase options via ordinary cellular phones.
Mr. Linlor has 20 years of international experience in software, security, and wireless networks. At Hewlett-Packard and Ericsson, he built and managed product lines and retail businesses, and developed secure wireless solutions and networks across the United States, Japan, and Europe. At ValiCert, he aided financial institutions, including United States banks and the Federal Reserve, on anti-phishing PKI validation systems at a time when many consumers thought that phishing involved a rod, a reel and a good boat. Mr. Linlor is also active in aviation and homeland security, and holds a B.S. in Computer Science and M.B.A. from California State University-Chico and from Santa Clara University, respectively.