Alan Kotok is a Washington, DC-based reporter and writer on technology, business, and public policy, editor of E-Business Standards Today, published by Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA) and U.S. Techno-Politics on Suite101.com. He writes frequently for the information technology trade press, and is lead author of Print Communications and the Electronic Media Challenge (Jelmar Publishing Co, 1997).
Kotok previously served as DISA’s Director of Education. He joined DISA in October 1999 as standards manager for the OpenTravel Alliance.Before joining DISA, Kotok served 10 years with Graphic Communications Association (GCA) as Director of Management Technologies and then as Vice President for Electronic Business. Before joining GCA, Kotok founded Overseas Technology and served 15 years with U.S. Information Agency.
Kotok has a B. A. in journalism from the University of Iowa , a Master of Science in communications from Boston University, and postgraduate work in Technology of Management at The American University in 1981-82.