John leads the International Collaboration team made up of mayors, city leaders, 110 tech companies and universities from across the world ( This group focusses on commercial projects within City Challenges/Smart Cities/Environment and Technologies (AI, IoT, Industrial IoT, Digital Transformation).

In addition to this, John is the ex-chair for Telegraph newspaper Tech and Innovation. And is editor in chief of City Pulse magazine – focussing on Smart Cities, Environment and Technologies (AI, IoT, Digital etc) circulated to an audience of 10million.

John has recently been appointed to support National Institute of Technologies and Standards super cluster Board for Cyber Security USA.