An IT professional for over 30 years Richard wrote his first computer program in 1968. Born and educated in England he has since become an international consultant and author. He has worked with IBM and Andersen Consulting in the United States as well as managing his own consulting practice. He is currently an IT Manager and Consultant based in Columbus, Ohio. He has been a regular speaker at systems development and IT conferences throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific, and he has managed IT projects of every size, scope and duration.