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John Thomson

PayIt
Founder & CEO
John Thomson is the founder and CEO of PayIt, a cloud-based digital government and payment platform solution provider for state and local government. PayIt delivers citizens a personalized experience for simplifying transactions and automating citizen engagement. (payitgov.com). PayIt’s innovative, mobile-first approach to the market has resulted in numerous big client wins and industry awards, including:

- First Place 84th Annual United States Conference of Mayors Civic Tech Pitch Competition
- Named to GovTech 100 for 2017
- Third Place (out of 62 companies), SxSW / United States Conference of Mayors pitch contest
- Finalist,  Steve Jobs’ “Rise of the Rest,” a nationwide competition for high-growth companies and entrepreneurs in local startup ecosystems.
- Finalist, Amazon Web Services, “City on a Cloud” Partner in Innovation competition 

John was previously the CEO of Saepio, a SaaS-based marketing technology software provider. During his six years as CEO, Saepio delivered it’s innovative cloud-based digital marketing platform to some of the most powerful brands on the Fortune500. Saepio was successfully acquired in Private Equity transaction.

John spends his time working with government partners around the country to reshape and dramatically simplify the way citizens do business with their government while producing dramatic improvements in customer satisfaction, engagement, and agency efficiency.
Thomson currently resides in Kansas City, MO with his wife, Holly, and daughter Brinklee. He is an active member of the non-profit community and was recognized by his alma mater, Baker University, as it’s Distinguished Alumnus in 2009. He was named a “Rising Star” by KC Business Magazine in 2011 and is routinely quoted and interviewed by industry media, analyst, venture firms and clients. Thomson is a frequent speaker, panelist, former Techstars Mentor and active in the Kansas City tech entrepreneur community.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, September 14
 

4:15pm