John Varney, a 30-year veteran of the broadcast industry, is founder of Maximum Clarity Ltd, helping executives understand the possibilities offered by technology in the areas of business development, internal processes and services. He has invested in and is board advisor to several telecoms and media start-up businesses, based in Europe and the US.
He spent the previous 5 years as CTO for the BBC, responsible for the overall technology vision, strategy and delivery for the Corporation. Previously with Granada, he was instrumental in the launch of digital broadcasting in the UK and part of the leadership team in Corporate M&A.
He enjoys bringing his experience to a new generation of technologists and business leaders through lecturing at Universities and Conferences worldwide.