Independent non-executive director
John joined the board on May 31, 2019, and is a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee. He is currently the chief executive officer of the SER Group Holding GmbH.
Previously, John pioneered the space of streaming analytics as co-founder, president, and chief technology officer of Apama (now part of Software AG). He drove the evolution of digital business platforms, while serving as executive vice president of corporate strategy and chief technology officer at NASDAQ-listed Progress Software, head of industry solutions and chief marketing officer at Frankfurt-listed Software AG, and chief executive officer of Terracotta, Inc., a subsidiary of Software AG. As chief executive officer at Plat.One (acquired by SAP in 2016) he drove the commercial development of platforms to support internet of things applications. John was also chief executive officer of the Eggplant Group, part of Keysight Technologies Inc., which specializes in AI-powered software test automation.
John holds a doctorate in computer science from Cambridge University and is the author of the book "Thingalytics: Smart Big Data Analytics for the Internet of Things.