Jon Slinn, Founding CEO, Rockshore

Apr 09

Jon was at the heart of the rapid evolution of mobile networks and their early interactive technologies. Frustrated by the lack of real-time information on bus services, he saw the opportunity to address this but when confronted with long lead times, pivoted to the faster moving airline industry with easyJet.  With expertise in pulling data from aging back end systems, he built a real-time web front end on the NATS system.  Jon takes us through the rollercoaster ride of building a second parallel business, relocating his entire development team due to talent bottlenecks, dealing with 80% team churn and establishing the right technical leadership. Through all these massive challenges, Jon achieved his childhood dream to build a successful business from scratch.