John M Thomas
John is a Technology Leader with wide ranging experience in public and private sector. His technical expertise span process, technology, data, analytics, and digital transformation areas, primarily focusing on Financial Services Industry. He has hands on experience in modern data architecture, data science and artificial intelligence. John has led both strategy and business transformation engagements involving big data, cloud data platforms (GCP, AWS and Azure), machine learning, data warehousing, reporting, data visualization and analytics. He has helped banks transform their operating models and capabilities in functions such as Marketing, CRM, Product/Pricing, Compliance, Risk, Fraud and Operations.
Having worked across 3 continents in leadership roles across banks, technology product startups, technology services and management consulting firms (including Big 4), John brings to bear a holistic set of capabilities and perspectives in technology strategy, business and technology architecture, technology delivery, business transformation and change management.
More recently John has held Technology Leadership roles with the Government of Kerala including leadership roles in Kerala State IT parks and Kerala Startup Mission, including:
- CEO, Kerala State IT Parks
- Interim CEO, Kerala Startup Mission
- Co-Chairperson, Fourteenth Five Year Plan Constitution of Working Group on Information Technology
- Member, Governing Board, KDISC
- Member, Governing Board, KELTRON
John holds an MBA from Georgia Tech, Atlanta and Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut.