John is a Connection Science Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, focused on the value potential of decentralized data networks. He is serving as an executive and board advisor to multiple high growth technology companies.
John is the co-founder and Chairman of ID2020, a global public-private alliance, bringing decentralized technologies to solve digital identity challenges. He is also the chairman emeritus of the Whitechapel Think Tank, a Public-Private forum for the UK Government, Bank of England, Financial Conduct Authority and industry to explore the potential for Distributed Ledger Technologies. John is also the co-founder and Executive Chairman of DISC Holdings, a platform for financial inclusion.
Prior to this focus on decentralized systems, John was a FinTech entrepreneur having founded Red Kite Financial Markets, a data analytics company providing regulatory compliance solutions to Capital Markets. Before that, John led electronic trading innovation at the capital markets groups of investment banks including J.P. Morgan, Lehman Brothers, and UBS.