John is an entrepreneur and software architect who enjoys building things.
His technical interests are information retrieval, cloud computing, and machine intelligence. In the past John has mostly worked within the domains of application specific database servers, semi-structured information systems, query processors, distributed systems, digital identity and asynchronous replication.
John considers himself a Yorkshireman, despite having being born in Scotland and going to secondary school in Singapore. He's now been in California for 16 years, with a 2-year break in Oxford.
Whilst in Oxford John co-founded a startup incubator, Parthenon Computing. Parthenon helped accelerate a dozen companies in five years, with one spin out, and three acquisitions, including Secerno by Oracle and We7 by Tesco.
Previously John created the Berkeley DB XML product within Sleepycat Software, and promoted the... See More
Software Engineer1995 - Jan, 1997
CTO2008 - Jan, 2011
Director2003 - Jan, 2008
Engineer2001 - Jan, 2004
Senior Director of Engineering2007 - Jan, 2008
CEO2005 - Jan, 2008
CTO2005 - Jan, 2006