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John Patrick is President of Attitude LLC, a Florida-based consulting firm, and former Vice President of Internet Technology at IBM, where he worked for 35 years.

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, a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

John is the author of five books: Net Attitude: What It Is, How to Get It, and Why Your Company Can't Survive Without It (2001); Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the Complexities of Healthcare (2015); Net Attitude: What it is, How to Get it, and Why it is More Important Than Ever (2016); Election Attitude - How Internet Voting Leads to a Stronger Democracy (2016); and Home Attitude: Everything You Need To Know To Make Your Home Smart (2017). His website is at johnpatrick.com.

John earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, a master's in Management from the University of South Florida, a law degree from LaSalle University, which he earned during his military service, and a doctorate in health administration from the University of Phoenix.

Term of Service

November 2009—November 2021