John’s primary role as Senior Advisor will be to engage with potential new international companies and organisations whilst supporting the current membership who might need support crossing international waters. His expertise is in helping technology start-ups in the UK and internationally source technology and the right partners as well as providing due diligence in areas of M&A and stock listings.
John has carried out a unique mix of strategic and operational roles with placements in the USA and Europe and partnerships in Asia. Much of his private sector and Government activities has been in the area of mobile and wireless communications, digital media, smart cities, cloud and big data, and M2M/IoT as well as emerging and disruptive technologies.
Operating as a UK Government Advisor John has briefed both UK and International Government Ministers and Departments on Smart Cities and respective technologies and applications. This has included providing international workshops, mentoring and consulting at senior levels.
John has designed and implemented workshops for international companies and led international delegations to overseas markets, the most recent to Singapore and Malaysia in partnership with InnovateUK.
When not travelling the world, John is a keen sailor!