Author of Heartificial Intelligence and contributing writer @Mashable and @The Guardian
John is the Executive Director of The Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems, an Initiative created by The IEEE Standards Association to ensure every technologist is educated, trained, and empowered to prioritize ethical considerations in the design and development of autonomous and intelligent systems.
He is the author of Hacking H(app)iness – Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World (Tarcher/Penguin – March, 2014) and is currently working on his second title for Tarcher/Penguin due out in 2016, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines
He is a former professional actor (Film, TV, Broadway) and has spoken around the world in Dubai, Milan, Stockholm, Munich, Geneva, at events like TEDx, SXSW, Web 2.0, WSJ Digital, and for companies like Cisco, Microsoft, and HP. He is frequently interviewed for his expertise on subjects of emerging technology and wellbeing.
John is the Founder of The H(app)athon Project, a non-profit Foundation, ‘Connecting Happiness to Action’ via the use of values-based, interactive technology.
John is the former EVP of Social Media at a top ten Global PR firm and VP of Business Development of BlogTalkRadio. Former clients include Ford, Walmart, Allstate, Gillette, HP, Merck, and Monster where he has provided strategic counseling in social and emerging media. John has been quoted about issues relating to technology and culture in USA Today, C-Span, NPR, US News & World Report, Forbes, Fast Company, The Guardian, Mashable, the BBC, The Huffington Post, and Advertising Age.