John has been in financial services for over 35 years, initially running FX technology at Paribas, as
of architecture in BNP Paribas, global head of architecture at JPMC, and head of architecture at
Inc. Between banks and payment networks John co-founded C24 in 2000, a software house providing
SWIFT & ISO 20022 integration and transformation tooling, which was sold to a NASDAQ company in
2007. In 2008 John founded Incept5, an R&D incubator, bought back C24 in 2011, and sold it again to
an LSE-listed company. Recently John co-founded Velo Payments with the former president of VISA.
John has co-authored several Java books and is a frequent speaker at technical and banking
conferences around the world. John can still be found programming, and his other passions include
road cycling, photography, astrophotography, classical guitar, and mathematics. He is married to a
French wife and has three boys at university.