About Me

I’m an American living in Edinburgh, Scotland, who grew up in China.

I have worked for a variety of tech startups in the healthcare, retail, and education sectors.  Currently I’m the CEO at Administrate, a software startup that provides online software for training providers.  I’m also on the board of Snap40, a healthcare AI company also based in Edinburgh.

Prior to that I was CIO and VP of Operations at Sentry Data Systems, Inc., a healthcare pharmacy technology and informatics company based in South Florida.

You can find me at john [at] peebs (dot) org.


I’ve spoken at universities and conferences across the United States and Europe on a variety of topics surrounding teams, technology, and growing successful startups.  If you’d like me to speak at your event, let me know!

Some feedback I’ve received on previous talks:

Some Past Speaking Engagements (Details also available at Lanyrd):

  • Taylor University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Central Florida
  • Texas State University
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Stirling
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Lean Agile Scotland 2012
  • Digital Shoreditch 2013
  • Scotch on the Rocks 2013
  • Lean Agile Scotland 2013
  • FrontEnd Conf 2013, 2014
  • Scotland Can Do Scale 2015, 2016
  • Turing Festival 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.


These are my personal opinions, and don’t necessarily represent the views of anyone else.  When I do a book review or any kind of review, if I were to have received any kind of compensation, I would disclose it.

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