Jim Cowie

Jim Cowie

Head of Research and Development, Renesys

Jim Cowie, Head of Research and Development and Renesys Founder, is responsible for technology thought leadership, innovation and technology strategy for Renesys.

Jim has more than 20 years’ entrepreneurial and software development experience in high performance computing, network modeling and simulation, web services, and security. Prior to founding Renesys, Jim was a principal at Cooperating Systems, a consulting services company that provided rapid software prototyping and technology planning for advanced research and development in academia and industry. With a long standing interest in the Internet’s impact on security and collaboration since 1995, he authored the first web-based collaborative environment for cryptographic key factoring. Jim is the primary architect of SSFNet, the first open-source network simulation framework to support transparent parallelization and multiprocessor execution. Jim holds a B.S in computer science from Yale University.