Dr. John R. Patrick

Dr. John R. Patrick

President of Attitude LLC
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John R. Patrick is President of Attitude LLC and former Vice President for Internet Technology at IBM, where he worked for thirty-five years. During his IBM career, John was Vice President of Marketing for the launch of the IBM ThinkPad brand. One of the leading Internet visionaries, John is a well-known international lecturer and has been quoted frequently in the global media. Business 2.0 named him one of The 25 Most Intriguing Minds of the New Economy.

John has published five books. His latest, published in November 2017 is Home Attitude: Everything You Need To Know To Make Your Home Smart. His other books include Election Attitude — How Internet Voting Leads to a Stronger Democracy (2016), Net Attitude: What it is, How to Get it, and Why it is More Important Than Ever (2016), Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the Complexities of Healthcare, (2015), and Net Attitude: What It Is, How to Get It, and Why Your Company Can't Survive Without It (2001). A new book, Robot Attitude: How Robots and ArtificiaI Intelligence Will Make Our Lives Better, is scheduled for publishing in Summer 2019.

John was a co-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 Keeeb, Inc. and OCLC, Inc. He is a member of Nuvance Health Innovation and Research Council. Read more in Wikipedia.

Dr. John R. Patrick holds degrees in electrical engineering, management, law, and health administration. He lives in Danbury, Connecticut and Palm Coast, Florida with his wife Joanne. His website is at johnpatrick.com.

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