John Landry has spent nearly 30 years helping people connect with one another while building world-class software companies.  John is currently Managing Director of Lead Dog Ventures, a business accelerator providing emerging technology enterprises access to a well-developed network of relationship, technology and financial capital.   John was Vice President for Technology Strategy at IBM where he discovered and evaluated “disruptive” new technologies emerging from new companies for IBM’s corporate strategy. Prior to IBM, John was senior vice president of development and CTO at Lotus Development Corporation in Cambridge, MA. Prior to Lotus, John served as senior vice president and CTO at Dun & Bradstreet, Cullinet Software, Distribution Management Systems, and McCormack & Dodge. Additionally, Landry has served as Chairman/CTO of Agility Systems acquired by Dun and Bradstreet, Chairman of Narrative Communications acquired by Excite@Home, Chairman/CTO of acquired by Palm and Chairman/CTO of Adjoin Solutions acquired by Computer Associates.   John is a director and investor in several private high technology companies, is a long-time Trustee of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and an Overseer of Boston’s Museum of Science.  He holds a BA in Finance from Babson College, where he serves as Trustee and part-time instructor.