John Monks

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 07

John Monks
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: Cambridge

I love to change things for the better. I am passionate about helping others to achieve what they are capable of and using new technology in smart ways.

I have built my career in management consulting in technology-enabled change. Most recently I set up DigitasLBi’s Global Digital Business Design unit, an organization design consultancy within the agency that helps clients understand and take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technology.  This involves creating new structures, skills, and cultures that are able to innovate. I am also an individual and group coach and enjoy creating and working in brilliant teams.

Prior to joining DigitasLBi, I set up Curve in 2004, a business consultancy delivering tech-enabled transformation programs to some of the world’s largest organizations. Curve began in London, managing the delivery of a city-wide police emergency response service.  The company opened for business in New York in 2007 where I created a new 911 operation for New York City, introducing a combined emergency contact system for the NYPD and FDNY.

Outside work, I am on the board of ActionAid, an international NGO building a movement of people working together to defeat poverty. I live in Cambridge, UK with my partner Anthea and two kids. No pets yet, but I know I am on the losing side of that conversation sooner or later!

I was nominated to become a THNKer by Peter Mandeno