James Spellos is the President of Meeting U., a company specializing in helping people become more productive and comfortable with technology. Jim is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). He delivers over 150 seminars annually on how to use technology more efficiently, including social media. Jim is a faculty member at New York University, teaching in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies since 1990. He was been honored with both their Award for Teaching Excellence and their Outstanding Service Award. With hospitality industry colleague Corbin Ball, Jim released in 2012 the TechSpec app, helping meeting planners to assess the technology capabilities of a hotel during a site inspection. In 2014, Jim joined the Board of Directors for Rock and Wrap It Up, an anti-poverty/hunger think tank, which supports over 43,000 agencies in North America. Jim co-created for them the Whole Earth Calculator app, which helps organization’s identify the quantity of food donated and carbon footprint reduced from food recovered from meetings and events. Outside of the meetings industry, Jim is an accomplished musician and songwriter, playing guitar, keyboards and singing for the New York City rock band Contraband. They released their first CD, “Welcome to the Neighborhood” in late 2008, and is back in the studio recording new songs for a 2015 release.