Dr John Miles
John is Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Inkpath. John conceived and built the very first proof-of-concept prototype of Inkpath while at Oxford back in 2013 and has been developing the idea ever since. Before Inkpath, John was Training Officer for the Humanities Division at Oxford and a Research Associate at Wadham College. And before that he taught Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he was Caroline Spurgeon Research Fellow.
Inkpath’s roots can be traced back to a balmy week in late July 2013, when John Miles, now our CTO, started his new job at the University of Oxford. John set his mind to a straightforward problem: how can we help students and researchers track their personal and professional development in an engaging, meaningful way, helping them towards exciting and fulfilling careers? A bit of coding later (OK, more than a bit), John had produced a working prototype of a skills tracker, which he piloted with students from Oxford’s Humanities faculties. Their feedback was so encouraging that John applied for funding to take the project further, gaining support from within and beyond Oxford to turn his dream of a mobile and intelligent 21st century solution into reality.
Inkpath is the result: after working with Oxford University Innovation, the company was formed and spun out of the University in July 2017. We are now well underway on an exciting journey; please get in touch using the form below if you would like to hear more!