From starting JBKnowledge in his Texas A&M University dorm room to a landmark sale of his SmartBid product, James Benham has bootstrapped his company over 20 years to develop and launch 10 of their own software products and countless more on behalf of clients in the insurance and construction industries.
With over 400 presentations across the globe under his belt, James is a sought-after, repeat keynote presenter for international conferences, industry trade shows, user conferences, and more. Some of James’ most requested speaking topics include entrepreneurship, insurance technology, corporate innovation, and the bootstrapping mindset. His engaging, no-notes-needed presentation style leaves audiences inspired, educated, and entertained.
In 2016, James launched the first technology podcast in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry. Since then he’s launched the first dedicated technology podcast in the Insurance industry and interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs, technologists, corporate innovators, and Fortune 500 executives to understand how they lead the future of technology at their company. James’ podcasts have been nominated and awarded as industry-leading media brands.
While bootstrapping a successful SaaS startup, James’ company JBKnoweldge also provides outsourced IT strategy and software development to innovation teams at some of the largest insurance & construction companies in the world. James is passionate about identifying, empowering, and partnering with innovation teams at enterprise companies for R&D efforts, rapid development, and prototyping.