Jim Adler

Founding Managing Director
Toyota AI Ventures

Jim Adler is the founding managing director of Toyota AI Ventures, and an executive advisor at Toyota Research Institute. He also serves on the Board of the Toyota Financial Savings Bank and the Investment Committee of JetBlue Technology Ventures, and is a member of the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

Jim joined Toyota AI Ventures from TRI, where he served as VP of data and business development. Prior to that, Jim was VP of products and marketing at Metanautix, a big data analytics startup acquired by Microsoft. Previously, Jim was the VP of data systems and chief privacy officer at Intelius. In addition, he founded VoteHere, a pioneer in cryptographic secure and secret online voting for public elections. Jim started his career as a rocket engineer for Lockheed Martin. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with high honors from the University of Florida and a master’s in electrical and computer engineering from UC San Diego.



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