John completed a PhD in Brain Computer Interfaces in 2011. His research was published in the Journal of Neural Engineering and won the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) William James Memorial Biomedical Engineering Student Award. His career outside academia started with Capita Plc before his journey with Commsoft began as a developer. Rising to Principal Solutions Architect over the course of the next seven years, John took a leading role in moving the development process to agile methodologies and re-platforming the technical stack to facilitate mobile and web products. He left Commsoft in 2018 to co-found Black Ball Solutions Ltd, a digital transformation lab and consultancy. John returned to Commsoft as Director of Technology in April 2020.