John is a Project Manager at Spinverse and brings his broad experience in ICT and digital solutions to customers’ technology projects. He is involved both in preparing for EU/Horizon 2020 projects and in day-to-day management of those.
John has more than twenty years of international business experience from Project Management and Business Development roles primarily within ICT, telecoms and health sectors. His focus during thirteen years in ICL/Fujitsu and Nokia, was to deliver new solutions which improved operational efficiency, and to create new business opportunities through digital solutions.
Previously John has worked at Aalto University as part of the EIT Digital initiative supporting and promoting European health and wellbeing startups to international audiences for two years. He has also gained direct experience as an entrepreneur having had his own company for several years, working closely with startups and as an active member of the local Helsinki startup community. He co-founded and hosted a smartwatch meetup group and co-hosts a large IoT meetup group in Helsinki.
John is a founding member of the MyData Global organisation, was a team member for the first four international MyData Conferences, and is passionate about supporting individuals toward better control their personal data. He has also worked with Open Knowledge Finland on open data topics and has written articles about technology, startups and events.
John holds a Master of Science from Loughborough University (UK) and a Bachelor Degree in Sports Science and Leisure Management from Brunel University (UK). He is work alumni from Aalto University and since 2016 has been an active mentor for students in the yearly mentor program.
John enjoys spending free time with his two teenage boys supporting their various hobbies and sharing travel experiences. He participates in various sports himself, with endurance running as the main activity. John is also a keen photographer and likes to read about new technology.