John is the Chair for the Telegraph newspaper Tech and Innovation task force, and also chair for the Industrial Internet of Things for Central and South Europe Council. Current initiatives John is leading on:
- Buying and selling best technologies and solutions from solution providers across the world – including IoT, Digital, Blockchain, Cyber, AI.
- Creation of a Digital University for 2020 with Tech and solution providers helping to train industry specialist as part of Amnick certificate/degrees
- International Collaboration team made up of city leaders, mayors, tech companies, municipalities and universities from across the world (www.amnick.com). This initiative focusses on city challenges – digital inclusion, commercialisation – bringing in more money, connecting smaller cities, social mobility and intelligent transportation systems.
- Smart Cities magazine – where city leaders/tech sector/universities can all contribute at www.bpmm.co.uk
John is also being appointed onto the Scientific Advisory Board for the Chinese Government. And is also working with the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.