James Sproul is Founder and Managing Director of The Sproul Company (TSC) headquartered in Boston’s North End. James has over 25 years of experience working in business development for technology-driven companies in fast-changing, dynamic markets.
To address the challenges of climate change and improve urban mobility, TSC spearheads events, initiatives, and innovation in the urban mobility and connected autonomous vehicle (CAV) markets. Inspired by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s call for technology innovation, forward-looking policy, and pilot programs, TSC launched the Autonomous Vehicle Summit 2017 sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) New England, the first autonomous vehicle summit in the Boston area. Mr. Sproul also served as the session and speaker chair of AUVSI New England’s Robotica 2016 event. He is also an enthusiastic volunteer and board member of AUVSI New England.
TSC leads the Rapid Autonomous Mobility Pilot Project (RAMPP), which seeks to address the challenges of urban mobility by sponsoring pilot projects in the field of connected, autonomous vehicles. Working with the city of Boston, TSC is currently organizing a project to establish a teaching curriculum related to autonomous vehicles at the Madison Park Technical High School, providing Boston students with training that could lead them to careers in automation and other exciting technology-driven industries.
James is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. A dual resident of the North End and Cape Cod, he enjoys family life with his wife Molly, three children and five grandchildren.