Board of Trustees
John R. Patrick
President, Attitude LLC
John Patrick is President of Attitude LLC consulting and former Vice President of Internet Technology at IBM, where he worked for 38 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. As IBM’s chief Internet technology officer, he led the company’s efforts for the next generation of the Internet.
Starting in the early 1990s, John dedicated his time to fostering Internet technologies. He 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, a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
He speaks at dozens of conferences around the world.
John earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, a master’s in Management from the University of South Florida and a law degree from LaSalle University, which he earned during his military service.