Uncomplex: Modern Hardware for Better Software

While it's easy to launch a technology startup, it's harder than ever to grow it to delight clients profitably. Cloud providers and their developer advocates have popularised expensive architectures to solve problems that were relevant 10 years ago. How did we get here, how do we progress?

Now we spend our lives overcoming the costs and performance losses of running everything distributed. Do we have to? Does cutting edge hardware eliminate legacy concerns? Shouldn’t we be concentrating our efforts on building technology to make our business win, not just run? John will explore how recent hardware & software advances can help founders and CTO's succeed.


John O'Hara

Father of AMQP, Venture Partner @Fidelity, Founder @Taskize, Director @Adaptive @Finbourne, Past DE @JPM DE

John O'Hara is a technical founder and venture partner. He is currently a director at Finbourne, Adaptive Financial Technology, and Taskize which he co-founded and sold to Euroclear. Prior to his career in fintech, John held senior leadership roles at Bank of America, and JPMorgan where he was also a Distinguished Engineer. John is the inventor of AMQP which is incorporated in cloud products from Amazon, Microsoft, and Red Hat.

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Wednesday Apr 10 / 11:45AM BST ( 50 minutes )


Mountbatten (6th Fl.)


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