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John Peebles

John Peebles

CEO, Administrate

John Peebles is the CEO of Administrate, and has been growing the company since 2012. A developer by background, John made the switch to executive a long time ago and has spent the past 13 years growing healthcare and education technology startups in America and Scotland.

He is passionate about education, great teamwork and technology, and often speaks on these subjects around the world. Rumour has it that he used to front a hard rock band, which would explain the hair (and dubious musical taste.)

“Things Are Getting Mental”: Let's Talk About Self-Care and Startups

We don’t like to talk about mental health as a society. It’s understandable, but it’s also risky, as mental health issues are far more prevalent than most of us realise. More than 70% of Britons, for example, were so stressed within the last 12 months they felt unable to cope. We also don’t like to talk about failure within the startup community. But again, with more than 90% of tech startups failing, it’s a reality that collides head on with mental health and general wellbeing.

My goal is to convince you that you and your team’s mental health is critical to your success, and share ideas about how you can address this in a safe, positive way that ultimately leads to better outcomes. Self-care isn’t optional, so lets stop treating it that way.




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Turing Fest 2018 was brought to you in partnership with...

Platinum Partners

Administrate — the platform to manage your entire training operation

Gold Partners

Airts — intelligent resource planning software
Care Sourcer — free care matching service
iZettle — Tools to build your business
Nucleus — the adviser-built wrap platform, supporting financial advisers in creating brilliant client outcomes
Silicon Valley Bank — the bank that helps you build your business at every stage
Smartsheet — the leading work management platform you need to move from idea to impact – fast
Snap40 — Automated Remote Patient Monitoring. That Just Works.

Silver Partners

BBC Blue Room
CivTech — driving daring and innovation in the public sector
CodeClan — Digital Skills and Coding Academy
Cyclr — Developer platform for rapid SaaS integration
Float — Cash Flow Forecasting
FreeAgent — accounting software, simplified
Scotland Can Do

Bronze Partners

Attendify — event technology for the entire attendee experience
Bureau — innovative furniture solutions
CodeBase — the UK's largest technology incubator
Mallzee — the fashion shopping app
Monax — an open platform for small businesses to create, prove, and operate their legal agreements
Wistia — video hosting for business

Official Charity

The Turing Trust — a world of equal opportunity, with technology-enabled education for all