John Abel

Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google


John Abel is a developer turned innovator. His focus is driving customer success blending new technologies such as Blockchain, AI , Internet of Things with existing, deployed, systems to help make ideas become not just reality, but commercially relevant.

John works within a diverse team drawn from multiple backgrounds and skill sets to ensure synergies of different perspectives working together comes to the fore. John also supports a number of STEM projects that are aimed at increasing participation overall but particularly from a wider range of backgrounds. John is also very proud of being an ambassador for British Dyslexia Association.

John began his technology career nearly 30 years ago, working on early AI and even distributed ledger technologies that were deployed to great impact in private and public sector environments. His expertise across many roles within Oracle and now Google in security and data technologies have led to him being a renowned industry speaker, author and commentator on technical and business innovation issues.