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John Thornhill

Innovation Editor at Financial Times, Founder of Sifted

John was appointed innovation editor in February 2016 with a brief to deepen the FT’s coverage of technology and write a regular column on its impact on our economies, societies, and lives. He has taken that mission to heart as the founder of Sifted, the new FT backed platform focused on Europe’s startup world.

For the previous seven years he was deputy editor and news editor helping to steer the FT’s global news agenda. Since joining the FT in 1988 as a graduate trainee, John has also worked as the Europe edition editor, Paris bureau chief, world news editor, Asia editor, Moscow bureau chief, Lex columnist and companies reporter.

John also founded and runs the FT’s 125 executive forum, which holds monthly meetings for senior executives from a range of industries. He also hosts FT Tech Tonic, a weekly podcast on the impact of technology.