Director of Software
Tell us a little bit about Jon Jagger
What drew you to Kosli?
I first met Mike at an ACCU conference decades ago. When I was fishing or consulting in Norway (which I did a lot when I was self-employed) I would always visit Mike. In 2009 I started my open-source cyber-dojo project. I decided to run it as a charitable organization and was delighted when Mike agreed to be one of the trustees. In short, I’ve known Mike a long time and trust him implicitly. I’d been self-employed for over 20 years (and never thought I would go back) but when Mike told me about the problem Kosli is solving I knew immediately it had huge potential for growing a new business. And Mike made me an offer my wife could not refuse 😉
What were you doing before Kosli?
I was a self-employed software consultant. I found tackling different problems and working on different cases really enjoyable and exciting. In my time, I’ve worked with several companies, such as Accenture, Aviva, Cisco, Ericsson, Friends Provident, HP, Microsoft, Opera, Ordnance Survey, RBS, Reuters, Renault F1, Schlumberger, Tandberg and many, many more. Before joining Kosli I also spent a lot of time fishing and designing and implementing cyber-dojo.
What do you do in your spare time?
I recently became a grandad for the first time and I’m loving it. As much as I love coding and developing software, I also love coarse fishing and salmon fishing. The latter has been an ordeal for me during covid, but the feeling of catching one again was a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y fantastic! Besides fishing, I really enjoy reading a variety of books, from philosophy all the way to programming. I’ve also had some C# books published 🤓