Mr. John Hartnett is the Founder & serves as Chief Executive Officer at SVG Ventures. He also is an Angel Investor. He also served as Board Member at Mcor Technologies, PosIQ and SiSaf. John is also Founder of SVG Ventures-THRIVE Accelerator, an AgTech accelerator and innovation platform working with startups, growers and corporations from around the world advancing the future of Food & Agriculture. He is a 25-year veteran of the technology industry has been Executive Vice President of Palm the Smartphone pioneer and also held senior management positions at MetaCreations, Claris/Apple, AT&T /Teradata, and Digital Equipment (DEC). He has served on both private and public boards such as Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline, Executive Chairman of Daybreak Technologies that was recently acquired by Medidata (NYSE: MDSO), and various technology start-up companies. He is the Founder and President of the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), a network of global Irish technology leaders whose main focus is to foster the links between the USA and Ireland. He has served on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Northern Ireland Economic Working Committee and is currently Chairman of the Technology Advisory Council appointed by the Northern Ireland Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. John is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, holds a post-graduate diploma in accounting and finance and has completed executive management programs at both Stanford and Harvard Universities.