John Maxwell Hobbs has worked at the intersection of art and technology for over 20 years and is the CEO of Delic.
He joined the BBC in 2006 to launch BBC Scotland’s 21st Century broadcasting facility and oversaw the BBC’s first fully tapeless, HD workflow.
Before the BBC, he founded a media consultancy in Stockholm, specializing in digital creative services for customers like Ericsson and IKEA.
In New York City, as Ericsson’s Head of Creative Development for CyberLab, he led mobile internet development and helped to create the Delphi Pad, a forerunner of devices like the iPad.
Heavily involved in the internet start-up scene in New York City, John worked for EarthWeb, one of the first dotcoms to go public.
He serves on the Board of Screen Academy Scotland, and is Vice President of Vanguard Visions, an organization fostering artists experimenting with technology.
As a composer, he has released several CDs and composed scores for a number of independent short films and his project “Acoustic Transportation” was shortlisted for the NEM Art & Design contest in 2011.
In 2005, John completed Cinema Volta: Daily Ambience, a project in which he recorded and released a new piece of music every day for a year.