Jim Colson serves as associate vice president of digital health at Texas A&M Health. As part of this role, Colson is responsible for identifying, implementing and deploying state-of-the-art digital health platforms that help the organization to realize the unbound opportunities and operational synergies of stakeholder partnerships both internally and externally. Colson has more than 25 years of industry related experience in creating, delivering and operating transformative and solution-oriented digital architectures and platforms. He most recently served as the chief technology officer and vice president of Cubic Corporation, a technology-driven provider of integrated solutions, where he was responsible for defining and driving forward-thinking digital architectures and platforms. Prior to that, Colson retired from IBM as an IBM Fellow and vice president and worldwide chief technology officer for the AI and ML infused Watson Customer Engagement portfolio. Colson chaired the worldwide software architecture board and served as one of the 10 technical strategy team advisors to the chief executive officer of IBM. After his IBM career and prior to joining Cubic, Colson was a strategy and portfolio transformation consultant for several Fortune 100 SaaS, Cloud, IoT and infrastructure companies. He continues to serve as an advisor to multiple startups. Colson holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and master’s degrees in computer science and mechanical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.