About Adamalthus

Jonathan is co-Founding Part­ner at Innovia Strate­gies. His breadth of busi­ness strat­egy, sales, oper­a­tions, and soft­ware engi­neer­ing and archi­tec­ture skills enables him uniquely to advise clients on the design and imple­men­ta­tion of tech­nol­ogy enabled busi­ness transformations.

Jonathan was most recently EVP & Chief Tech­nol­ogy Offi­cer at Warner Music Group (WMG) where he was respon­si­ble for the company’s global tech­nol­ogy strat­egy. In this role he drove the trans­for­ma­tion of WMG’s tech­nol­ogy deliv­ery capa­bil­i­ties includ­ing the design and imple­men­ta­tion of a state-of-the-art — cloud based – soft­ware fac­tory plat­form, and new orga­ni­za­tional and process mod­els designed for con­tin­u­ous value delivery.

Jonathan cre­ated the con­cept of a ‘Com­pos­able Enter­prise’[1], which pro­vides a rad­i­cal blue­print for enabling highly adap­tive and agile busi­ness mod­els enabled by mod­ern soft­ware archi­tec­tures and plat­forms. He believes that ‘Time-to-Value’ should be the key suc­cess met­ric for all enter­prise tech­nol­ogy orga­ni­za­tions and that a com­pre­hen­sive trans­for­ma­tion of enter­prise soft­ware plat­forms, processes and orga­ni­za­tion struc­tures will be required to accom­plish this. His agenda-defining pre­sen­ta­tion[2] at the 2013 Cloud Foundry sum­mit is widely seen as a road-map for next gen­er­a­tion of enter­prise IT.

Jonathan is a pub­lished[3] research fel­low with the Berke­ley Round­table on the Inter­na­tional Econ­omy at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley. He is a reg­u­lar speaker on cloud com­put­ing tech­nol­ogy and pol­icy issues and an advi­sor to sev­eral tech­nol­ogy invest­ment funds, the World Bank, Euro­pean Com­mis­sion and the OECD. In 2012 was rec­og­nized as one of the lead­ing cloud-computing vision­ar­ies[4] and in 2014 Jonathan was elected to The Economist’s ‘Agenda Dig­i­tal 50’.

Pre­vi­ously, Jonathan spent six­teen years in var­i­ous exec­u­tive roles with Microsoft includ­ing Vice Pres­i­dent of the company’s Pub­lic Sec­tor Tech­nol­ogy Office and Vice Pres­i­dent of Global Account Sales where he was respon­si­ble for lead­ing the company’s engage­ment with its top 40 enter­prise cus­tomers. He has an exten­sive back­ground in soft­ware engi­neer­ing, archi­tec­ture and sys­tems design.

Jonathan can be found on Twit­ter as @Adamalthus. He lives in New York with his part­ner Desiree van Wel­sum, an econ­o­mist and senior IT pol­icy advi­sor at the World Bank.

[1] “The Com­pos­able Enter­prise” (http://www.adamalthus.com/blog/2013/04/04/the-composable-enterprise/

[2] “From Zero to Fac­tory: Rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing ‘Time-to-Value’ Through the Indus­tri­al­iza­tion of Enter­prise IT” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIg7TO0CaKA

[3] “Dif­fus­ing the Cloud: Cloud Com­put­ing and Impli­ca­tions for Pub­lic Pol­icy” http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10842-011‑0106-5

The Third Glob­al­iza­tion: Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich in the Twenty-First Cen­tury?” http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Politics/InternationalStudies/InternationalPoliticalEconomy/?view=usa&sf=toc&ci=9780199917822

[4] http://www.cloudave.com/24762/three-cloud-visionaries-in-2012/