About Me

I’m a British-American living in Edinburgh, Scotland.  I grew up in the People’s Republic of 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 and a board member of TuringFest, one of the best tech events in Europe.

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 and I also served on the board of Current Health (formerly Snap40), a healthcare AI company.

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:

  • ArabNet in Beirut
  • Learning Technologies in London
  • AgileByExample in Warsaw
  • Taylor University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Central Florida
  • Texas State University
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Stirling
  • CodeBase Edinburgh and CodeBase Aberdeen
  • 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, 2018
  • Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce
  • Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce


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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