John is VP and CIO of Yutime Petroleum, a privately held downstream oil and gas company; one of the 500 largest enterprises in China. He is currently focused on building the world’s most advanced process plant, the first to be run totally by AI, and incorporating 5G and robotics technologies to create a more efficient, flexible, environmentally friendly and safe plant.
John graduated with a Master degree with Distinction in Information Systems, from Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, and an MBA from Heriot Watt University Edinburgh.
John holds over 30 US Patents in areas from robotics to game theory.
Before joining Yutime, John had 25 years’ experience across three continents in technology leadership roles, including Head of Engineering and CIO positions at General Electric and Motorola additionally working at successful start-up businesses in the energy sector.