John has worked in technology for 25 years and has seen how it has brought many significant changes to the way businesses operate - both in terms of what they do and how efficiently they do it. The most significant changes have been around communication, culminating in the wide range of social and collaboration tools that we commonly use today. He runs a consultancy that is totally dependent on such tools - they are the foundation of how we work and how we work together regardless of location. The use of these tools, together with sound theory and methodology, to bring new and improved educational opportunities to schools across New Zealand is a natural and obvious development and he is excited to have an opportunity to help in this endeavour.