John is co-founder and CTO of C24, a London based software company created in 2000, C24 was sold to NASDAQ company Iona Technologies in 2007 and re-acquired back in 2011. C24 has the vast majorities of the world’s largest investment banks as customers, specialising in complex messaging and integration, standards like SWIFT, ISO-20022, FpML and FIX as well as the bank’s own internal formats. C24 has recently release a new product that creates binary versions of these messages reducing memory and network usage by over 20 times while significantly increasing performance at the same time.
In the past John has been global chief architect at JP Morgan, BNP Paribas and was the original architect behind Visa’s V.me (now Visa Checkout). John has co-authored several Java books and is a frequent speaker at technical and banking conferences around the world. He is married to a French wife and has 3 boys (11, 13 & 16) who all love travelling (as long as there’s internet).