At a glance:John Imah is a multifaceted and accomplished executive leader with an extensive background in the technology and media industries, possessing a wealth of expertise that encompasses a diverse range of sectors beyond gaming. Throughout his distinguished career, John has held pivotal executive positions at leading companies such as Snap Inc., Meta, and Amazon/Twitch and many more, where he has been instrumental in shaping the landscape of technology and media.
John’s expansive knowledge in technology and media enables him to identify emerging trends and harness their potential, positioning him as a thought leader and innovator in the field. His contributions have had a far-reaching impact on the industry, inspiring others to push the boundaries of what is possible and shaping the future of digital experiences.
With a proven track record of delivering outstanding results and a deep understanding of the complex interplay between technology and media, John Imah stands out as a unique voice capable of offering valuable insights and guidance across a wide range of topics and industries.
In addition to his corporate accomplishments, John has demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit by co-founding two successful start-ups that were later acquired. He serves on the boards of multiple companies and provides strategic advice to several organizations, showcasing his commitment to fostering growth and innovation across the industry. John also advises Hollywood A-listers such as Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence, and Diddy, and is a part-owner and ambassador of Andes Mountain Water, a premium bottled water sourced from the Andes Mountains in South America.
John is dedicated to harnessing the power of innovative technology to make a global impact and inspire more people of color to join the technology industry. He embraces the mantra “aspire to inspire before you expire,” which emphasizes the importance of motivating others to pursue their dreams and make a difference during their time on earth.
John’s accomplishments and thought leadership have been recognized by numerous national publications, including USA Today, Fortune, Variety, Mashable, Complex, The Verge, Fast Company, Tech Crunch, Ad Week, PC Magazine, and BBC News. With a proven track record of success and a passion for innovation, John is a sought-after speaker across a wide range of industries and topics, extending beyond gaming to encompass the broader tech and media landscape.
ASPIRE TO INSPIRE BEFORE YOU EXPIREAs first-generation Nigerian Americans, John Imah and his three siblings grew up with one common goal: to become doctors or lawyers. However, at the early age of six, John had a very different plan. Instead, he chose to follow his passion for technology and gaming. With the work ethic his parents instilled in him, he stayed true to his word, and by the time he was sixteen, John had started and sold two businesses.
With a journey filled with working for tech industry leaders such as Samsung, Snapchat, and more, John shares his lessons learned — From starting a business from the ground up, to growing your business through creative partnerships and the importance of recruiting more people of color to enter the tech industry. But ultimately, John challenges you to think beyond business. He asks you to ask yourself: How will I be an inspiration?