John Davies

John has been working in leading edge technology, mostly in investment banking and payments for well over 25 years. Working in 3 continents, moving from programmer to head of trading systems and head of technology at BNP Paribas to Global Head or Technical Architecture at JP Morgan. In 2000 John co-founded C24, the main product “Integration Objects” (IO), a code-generator solved integration issues for investment banks, covering SWIFT, ISO-20022, FpML & FIX. C24 was sold to Nasdaq’s Iona Technologies in 2007 which was then sold to Progress Software a year later, John became the Technical Director in both cases.

In early 2008 John co-founded Incept5, initially an incubator but now a medium-sized consulting company specialising in agile scaling of enterprise solutions, specifically investment banking and payments. Early clients included Revolution Money recently sold to Amex (now “”) and Verifi. More recently Incept5 has been working with Visa Inc. on a number of exciting projects.
In 2010 Incept5 broke off a division into mobile iPhone and iPad apps, achieving first place in both categories and has now spun off “i9” providing iPad solutions in the insurance industry.

In April 2011 after working for some time with Progress, Incept5 reacquired C24 together with the blue-chip client base. C24 Integration Objects is now closely tied into Spring Integration as an enterprise integration solution.

Between running a consultancy and two product companies John enjoys photography and travelling with his wife and 3 young boys.