John Clapham

John is an Agile Coach at Kainos, digital solution providers for a growing number of government, commercial and public sector projects.  Prior to his current role John was a Software Development Manager at Nokia Mix Radio, based in Bristol.  Initially working as Product Owner for the Continuous Delivery Team, John built his agile experience and developed to a strong interest in DevOps.

John had a dubious start in IT, beginning with several weeks erasing magnetic tape reels with a huge magnet in the staff canteen.  Since then he has built web and enterprise apps in the publishing, teleco, commerce, defense and public sector arenas.  These days his focus is firmly on coaching teams, and creating an environment that is both productive and enjoyable to work in. This has lead to forays into Scrum, Kanban, Lean, DevOps and just about everything in between.

John is a regular conference speaker, occasionally surfaces as @JohnC_Bristol, and very occasionally blogs at