Jon Pyke

Jon PykeJon Pyke was the Chief Technology Officer and a main board director of Staffware Plc from August 1992 until October 2003. He demonstrates an exceptional blend of Business/People Manager; a Technician with a highly developed sense where technologies fit and how they should be utilized. Jon is a world recognized industry figure; an exceptional public speaker and a seasoned quoted company executive.

As the CTO for Staffware Plc, Jon was responsible for a team of 70 people, geographically split into two countries (USA and the UK) and four locations. Jon's primary responsibility was directing the product development cycle. Furthermore, Jon had overall executive responsibility for the product strategy, positioning, public speaking etc. Finally, as a main board director he was heavily involved in PLC board activities including merges and acquisitions, corporate governance, and board director of several subsidiaries.

Jon joined Staffware in 1992 as the Technical Director. At that time Staffware was a privately held company employing approximately 18 people with an annual turnover of £1.2 million – during Jon's tenure with the company, it was taken public by floating on the London Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in 1995 followed by a full listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2000. The company has achieved year on year growth of more than 50% (CAGR) and now employs some 350 people in 16 countries with £40 million turn over. Profitable every year.

Jon was personally responsible for the re-design of the product from a Unix only “green screen” system supporting around 20 users to a full client server 3-tiered application supporting many thousands of users. Furthermore Jon personally designed the world’s first full Java workflow client and designed and implemented the "eProcess" initiatives.

When Staffware acquired a CRM company in the USA Jon was appointed Chairman of Staffware eCRM Inc. until the integration was complete.

A Significant amount of Jon's time is spent giving high level presentations to the boards of potential customers (both business and technical) as well as business and technical partners. Jon is recognized as an excellent public speaker.

PM in Context: Now and in the Future

BPM in Context: Now and in the Future Jon Pyke is the former CTO of Staffware, the Chair of the Workflow Management Coalition, and the founder of a new company, the Process Factory. In this paper he considers the various technologies that make up the BPM market and suggests the impact of new methods of […]

Does Better Math Lead to Better Business Processes?

Does Better Math Lead to Better Business Processes? Jon Pyke, CTO of Staffware and chair of the WfMC, and Roger Whitehead, an independent consultant, offer their own analysis of what makes workflow systems work and suggest that neither workflow nor BPM depend on Pi Calculus.