John Dyer (Business and Technology Strategist)

John Dyer is the Business and Technology Strategist at the Amsterdam office of the GÉANT Association - formerly the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association, (TERENA). John joined TERENA on a permanent basis in April 1999, after being on secondment to the organisation between July 1996 and September 1997.

John is responsible for supporting strategic planning activities and the Task-Force on the Management of Service Portfolios (TF-MSP).

John studied Physical Sciences at Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University) where he was awarded a BSc with First Class Honours. His Final Year Project was in the area of Nuclear Science with a particular emphasis on automation of data capture and handling techniques.

In 1983, he joined Green College of Oxford University where he undertook research, working in the Department of Paediatrics at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford on the topic of Microelectronic Sensors for measurement of clinically important blood constituents. This included design and fabrication of semiconductor and thick film sensors for use in the laboratory. He also designed and built digital monitoring equipment based on Texas Instrument hardware.

In 1986, John moved to the Joint Network Team, the organisation that set up, developed and ran the UK Academic Community network - JANET. He remained with the organisation when it became UKERNA in 1994, managing the development programme and the SuperJANET applications programme before being appointed Business Development Director. As Business Development Director he was commissioned to undertake a study into the future architecture of UK Academic Networking.

John's main interests are the business oriented aspects of National Research and Education Networks.

He successfully completed a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) during 2001.

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Personal website: www.john-dyer.eu