John Patrick

John Patrick

President of Attitude LLC
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John Patrick is President of Attitude LLC and former vice president of Internet technology at IBM, where he worked for thirty-eight years. During his IBM career, John helped start IBM's leasing business at IBM Credit Corporation, and was senior marketing executive for the launch of the IBM ThinkPad brand. Starting in the early 1990s, John dedicated his time to fostering Internet technologies. One of the leading Internet visionaries, John is quoted frequently in the global media and has spoken at dozens of conferences around the world. Business 2.0 named him as one of the industry's most intriguing minds, Industry Week named him one of the top 30 people who drive innovation and provide the initial spark to economic growth, and Network World called him one of the 25 most powerful people in networking.

John was a founding member of the World Wide Web Consortium at MIT in 1994, a founding member and past chairman of the Global Internet Project, a member of the Internet Society and the American College of Healthcare Executives, a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. John has been a business and technology advisor to numerous companies. He is a board member at Mediabistro Inc. and the Online Computer Library Center, and is a member of the WesConn Biomedical Research Institute Advisory Council. His book, Net Attitude, paints a vivid picture of the future of the Internet and the attitudes needed to capitalize on it. John's blog is at patrickWeb.com and you can follow him on twitter @johnrpatrick. The full story about John is in Wikipedia.

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