have been involved in business systems since my first job in the computer
center of Bank of America in San Francisco in 1970. We did payrolls
for most of the companies in California -- an early example of
outsourcing. I went on to develop software for schools, including a
program called Writer's Helper which was sold by Apple and IBM. More
recently I spent a summer at Kimberly Clark observing their SAP implementation.
I have also had a lifelong interest in international development. In the
mid 1970s I was a Peace Corps volunteer working in a rural health center
in South Korea. In 1993-94 I was awarded a
Fulbright grant to teach computer science at the University of Namibia in southern Africa. While there, I helped get
the university and many local businesses connected to the Internet. Last
summer I was off to Trinidad and Guyana to interview business executives
about their use of the Internet for business.
On a personal note, I am married, and Sue and I have three children - two in
college and one in the National Guard, currently serving in Iraq.