John Bennett |
John has been building and leading software development teams for over 20 years. He is currently Managing Director at Thoughtcap, a boutique consultancy based in Providence, RI. John’s areas of expertise include coaching high-performance teams, lean product development, DevOps and continuous delivery, large-scale distributed systems, and data-center-to-cloud migrations. Previously John led the engineering team at Huge, one of the world’s leading digital agencies, where he supervised the delivery of custom software , websites and mobile apps for clients such as AARP, Comcast, Mass Mutual, NYU Langone Medical Center and Sonic Automotive. As Principle Software Engineer at NBC News Digital, John designed and built the software and deployment systems underpinning nbcnews.com and today.com. John is a member of the Executive Leadership Council for NYC-based iMentor, which provides 1-to-1 mentoring focused on high-school graduation and college success to students in low income communities. He has also donated his time and expertise to non-profits including Malaika and Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin Hood. John majored in Russian and Soviet Studies at Harvard College.