About Julian.

Hello!

I’m Julian. I am a Software Developer & Researcher based in an incredibly beautiful city, where two oceans meet – Cape Town. I am conducting Blockchain & Privacy research at the University of Cape Town, and having a go at building FoodPrint – a blockchain-enabled food traceability and management platform for local food supply chains (think smallholder farmers, intermediaries and consumers). I also run Bridgehouse Technology – an emerging technology advisory and services firm. My ambition is to use technology and innovation to advance society at scale.

I have previously developed enterprise operations management software at j5 International which was then acquired by Hexagon PPM (a global software development and services company). Whilst at j5 / Hexagon PPM, my time was split between web development, project management and technical sales – across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and South America. Prior to joining j5 International, I developed institutional investment management software at Allan Gray (Africa’s largest privately owned investment management firm). Outside of software development, I have active interests in business, public speaking / communication and media.

On this blog, I primarily write about Technology, Business and Travel (I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I haven’t met!). A few of my favourite things – Seriously Good Coffee, Coding, FinTech, Machine Learning, The City of Gold (Johannesburg), Podcasting, Photography, Reading, Speaking, Writing, Road Trips and Glenfiddich.

If you want to hear more from mesubscribe to my newsletter.

If you would like to book me to speak at your event, submit a booking request here.

If you have an inquiry on consulting, thoughts on my writing, or books to recommend, you are welcome to drop me a note here.