John Ford

Permanently resident in Budapest since 2006, John is an influential leader who has led the Digital Transformation of several large multinational companies across Europe, whether as executive change agent, business transformation lead, programme manager, enterprise architect or technical consultant. As leader of GE’s Digital Hub, John is responsible for building significant technical capabilities to develop data-driven industrial software applications across several multi-billion dollar businesses, including teams for Data & Analytics, Software Engineering, Enterprise DevOps and Cyber Security. Following a career with Capgemini delivering international SAP projects, John was Head of Business Transformation & IT for Central & Eastern Europe at Philips, responsible for all IT, Lean, Customer-Focussed Selling and Digital @ Scale across the 20 countries of CEE, before joining GE in 2016. John has a Masters degree from Oxford University, speaks 6 European languages and loves motorcycling, drumming – and walking the dogs with his family!


The conference is organised under the patronage of the Ministry of National Development of Hungary and Governmental Information-Technology Development Agency in cooperation with local industry associations.