Contract Chief Innovation Officer

Technology | Innovation | Mentoring

Complimentary 30 Minute Consulting Session


  • We Prepare companies to proactively leverage modern technologies such as blockchain, AI and machine learning, enabling them to be the disruptors as opposed to the disrupted.

  • We Architect B2B and B2C solutions using an agile design driven development methodology thereby minimizing total cost of ownership and maximizing performance and efficiencies.


  • We manage the value proposition to ensure the customer solution solves identifiable needs, pains and challenges.

  • We model financial analytics to forecast break even, cash-flow and profitability estimates.

  • We Implement end to end quality assurance and test planning to objectively specify acceptance criteria for the evaluation of vendor and staff deliverables.

  • We developed an end to end digital marketing platform and strategy to dramatically manage and increase customer conversions.


  • We emphasize the importance of creative strategic analysis as a necessary precursor to tactical financial, technology and marketing planning.

  • With a keen eye for aesthetic design, I prioritize for a positive user experience, modular and reusable software design, and beauty of form as well as high quality system functionality.

  • Depending on whether the objective is to raise funds or go to market, I architect a phased system development life cycle that distinguishes between a proof of concept, minimum viable product (MVP) and a fully functional system.


  • We Architect-ed and invented the world’s 1st enterprise blockchain enabled Digital Workplace. Formal Media™ is a contract management system that synchronizes proof of record and process for digital objects with a blockchain smart contract ledger. The solution is now available for sale in the prestigious Microsoft One Commercial Partner Catalog (OCP).

  • We Architect ed the hybrid SharePoint architecture for United Therapeutics a $10-billion-dollar corporation. Reduced infrastructure total cost of ownership (TCO) for the company by 53% by migrating compute workloads to the cloud.

  • We Reduced the development life cycle by 35% for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by developing a capability maturity model that leverage agile instead of a waterfall methodology.

“Thanks for helping us dramatically lower our total cost of ownership by migrating our compute workloads from on premise to the cloud. Not only are our infrastructure and applications easier to manage and more secure, but we are also able to scale just in time to meet increased customer demand.


Helena Melke
United Therapeutics Project Manager

  • We renegotiated vendor contracts, resulting in $1M+ annualized saving in operating expenses for Rezglo LLC.

  • We proactively forecast profitability and cash-flow to save over $1M in capital and labor expenditure for America Online.

  • We managed a team of 25-30 technical and business staff including developers, analysts and testers.

“Cecil John has consistently demonstrated elite expertise and knowledge on the Microsoft Stack, including SharePoint and Azure. His insight into demystifying complex modern technologies like blockchain, and building practical use case scenarios is exemplary.”


Maarten Boender
CEO Sphereon

  • We rescued the migration of a legacy data system to SharePoint for Freddie Mac, delivering the project on time and on budget. It took 8 weeks to deliver a system that they had previously been working on for 6 months.

  • We Architect-ed the Department of Treasury's first foray into the Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud.

“We were a client of Cecil’s throughout 2018. As CEO of, LLC Cecil and his team provided project management and technical architecture services. Cecil is a highly skilled negotiator, and helped us arbitrate complex legal disputes that we had with several vendors, and subcontractors. He led us through the principles of test driven development, and ensured that we had up to date systems requirement specifications. Working with Cecil was an absolute delight, and I consider him a friend as well as a colleague.”


Rezglo LLC

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Complimentary 30 Minute Consulting Session

Cecil (CJ) John

Cecil (CJ) John

Inventor of the world’s first blockchain enabled digital workplace, now available in Microsoft’s prestigious commercial catalog. Licensed as an architect (Royal Institute of British Architects), with diverse interests such as writing (philosophy, psychology and affective neuroscience), composing jazz music, standup comedy and martial arts (black belt).