John has 18 years of experience in the technology sector, spanning startups to small, medium and large cap technology companies. In 2011 John initiated, orchestrated and founded the Open Compute Project, raising $1M in donations and seeding the board with industry luminaries. Two years into the project, OCP has gained traction across the supplier ecosystem with the likes of HP, Dell, AMD and Intel joining and contributing to the project. Currently, John has shifted his focus to building out an OCP incubation channel to exploit the growing opportunity that Open Compute has provided. John advises several startups in Silicon Valley. He has a Masters degree in Economics from University College Dublin.