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John Holliday

Director, Advisory Services

As a Director in Lighthouse Advisory Services, John brings over three decades of experience as an information architect and software engineer, specializing in Microsoft’s cloud, data architecture, business intelligence, machine learning, process automation, and collaboration platforms, as well as modern mobile/web development platforms, such as Angular, React, and Node.

John has substantial experience developing Azure, SharePoint, Office 365, SQL, web, and desktop solutions to meet client-specific needs, including records management solution development and integrating third-party tools. John served as a Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP for five years and has authored or co-authored several popular SharePoint development books.

John employs an academic approach to problem-solving, which helps him explore and solve complex problems with a unique perspective and depth. John’s innovation and creativity have led him to develop numerous solutions in uncharted territory, including:

  • Developing an Azure ML predictive analytics solution and microservices framework to provide on-demand, cloud-based support for optimized put-option trading.
  • Creating an extensible widget framework for SharePoint to enable developers to build and deploy specialized web parts more easily.
  • A custom web-based data catalog with dashboards, KPIs, and configurable scorecards for on-demand analysis of enterprise data artifacts.
  • Developing a prototype electronic document and records management solution for the United States Treasury.

In his spare time John is the executive director of Works of Wonder International, an NGO committed to empowering individuals and communities to overcome the debilitating effects of trauma and stress through meditation. While John began working with individuals and communities to offer practical and effective techniques for trauma relief in the early 1990s, he founded Works of Wonder International with his wife, Alice, in 2002. Through Works of Wonder, John and Alice have studied and taught meditation extensively throughout the United States, Africa, Iraq, and India for almost 30 years. They live in Amelia Island, Florida.


  • (In progress) Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • (In progress) Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS)
  • JD – University of Michigan Law School in Computational Linguistics
  • Helen Bates Fellowship (Brussels, Belgium, and Florence, Italy) for advanced research in the development of expert legal systems
  • BA in Applied Mathematics (Honors) – Harvard University