CEO and Founder

Nemertes Research

Johna Till Johnson is CEO and Senior Founding Partner of Nemertes Research, where she sets research direction and works with strategic clients. She has decades of experience in technology design, deployment, and operations. Under her leadership, Nemertes has emerged as a leading trusted advisor to Fortune-50 and other world-class organizations.

Her recent work includes:

Developing a next-generation network strategy for a Fortune-50 organization
Architecting the data-center strategy and roadmap for a leading financial-services firm
Developing a global WAN strategy for a pharmaceutical company
Optimizing operations for a Global-2000 media firm
Researching and writing a groundbreaking report correctly predicting today’s Internet challenges
A widely regarded expert, Johna regularly speaks at numerous trade shows, conferences, and seminars, including Navigator360, IDG’s IT Roadmap, and Interop. She also writes an incisive column in Network World.

Johna draws upon diverse experience prior to founding Nemertes in 2002. She served as chief technology officer (CTO) at Greenwich Technology Partners, an infrastructure consulting and engineering firm; headed the Global Networking Strategies Service business unit of META Group; and oversaw the lab-testing program at Data Communications magazine. She also has designed and developed security, speech-synthesis, and free-space laser products at companies including Mosler Security Systems and Digitus Corp.

Johna holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering/computer science (BSEE/CS) from The Johns Hopkins University, has conducted graduate work in nuclear and particle physics at the University of Rochester, speaks three languages, and has published a science fiction novel. In her spare time, Johna is an avid urban kayaker.