Over three-and-a-half decades John Clegg has worked in multiple countries in engineering, manufacturing, sales and operations with upstream technologies including drill bits, drilling motors, rotary steerable tools, measurement-while-drilling, logging-while-drilling and managed pressure drilling. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Science and a Master’s Diploma in Global Business, both from Oxford University, England. He has 14 patents, has authored multiple papers and has organised special sessions and symposia for the Drilling Systems Automation and Research and Development Technical Sections of SPE. He currently sits on the Programme Committee for the annual IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and the SPE Drilling Advisory Committee. John is the principal of johnmclegg, a consultancy specializing both in drilling and in innovation as a strategic discipline.