Penguin Speakers Bureau

Jim Gemmell

Senior Researcher at Microsoft and co-author of Your Life, Uploaded

Photo by Miriam Gemmell


Jim Gemmell is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft, currently working on the next generation of search. He has written many scholarly papers on multimedia, computer networking, and telepresence, and has contributed to international standards in multicast networking. Gemmell was the architect of MyLifeBits, and spread interest in research on personal lifetime storage as the creator and chair of the First and Second ACM Workshops on Capture, Archival and Retrieval of Personal Experience (CARPE). He received his master’s in Math from the University of Waterloo and his PhD from Simon Fraser University. Gemmell’s research has led to features in Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, and Bing. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Speaking Topics

  • Memory
  • Science and Technology
  • The Future
  • Health
  • Work Productivity
  • History/Archives/Libraries
  • Education
See More Topics


Jim Gemmell and Gordon Bell: Authors@Google

Featured Book

Your Life, Uploaded

"A marvelous job of exploring first hand the implications of storing our entire lives digitally."

– Guy L. Tribble, VP of Software Technology at Apple

Book This Speaker

Interested in this speaker? Please contact us for booking requirements and availability.

Contact Us By Email


About PSB

Bringing award-winning and best-selling fiction and nonfiction authors to audiences everywhere.

Sign Up For Updates

Join PSB and get updates on new speaker announcements and much more.


Connect With Us

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr for our latest updates.