John has 27 years experience in the IT industry, working with clients in the Financial Services, Media, Healthcare and Life Sciences sectors. Much of this business has been conducted internationally, and John has engaged with clients in Europe, the USA and Asia, including some of the largest UK and US-based banks, media companies, publishers, broadcasters and information providers. Over the past 7 years, John has worked with many healthcare IT and medical equipment companies, and with government organisations involved in the delivery of healthcare services. He has a particular interest in the innovative use of IT to extend the reach and capacity of national healthcare systems, to transform healthcare delivery, and to improve the safety and quality of care.
He is currently responsible for IBM's Healthcare Solutions business in the UK and Ireland, working closely with many business partners, software vendors and system integrators. He is active in a number of healthcare industry and technology bodies, including COCIR (IT Committee), the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Continua Health Alliance (Policy Strategy Working Group), Health Information Network Europe (HINE), Intellect (Healthcare and Telehealth groups), the Associate Parliamentary Healthcare Group, the UK eHealth Association, and the South East Health Technologies Alliance.
He has delivered scientific papers and speeches at healthcare IT conferences, including EuroPACS, Management in Radiology (MIR), the European Radiology Congress (ECR), the European Telemedicine Conference (TTeC), pHealth (personal health systems), the Irish Healthcare Summit, and World of Health IT.