John Jones is an “Army brat” who spent his formative years in Germany, moving to California at 21. He began his professional career in technology as a help desk technician in the private sector in the early 90’s. John has developed a specialized skillset for technology-related projects in the public sector which include networking, data center expansions, application development, migration, integration and adoption, business intelligence infrastructure implementation and (broadband) Fiber to the Home (FTTH) design and business planning. He has served on various technology, leadership and project management boards.
John is the IT Director for the City of Belmont, and aside from speaking engagements, also teaches and conducts workshops on leadership & team-building, project management and organizational change management. He obtained his BA in Digital Graphics from CSU-East Bay. John graduated from PMI’s Leadership Institute Master’s Class (LIMC) in 2015 and is currently the Region 7 Shadow Mentor. In addition to his PMP, John also has an ITIL certificate and is a graduate of the Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) program from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.