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Norman (Norm) Farrington

Mr. Farrington has over 45 years of IT experience equally forged from both a technical and a management viewpoint. During his career he has been an entrepreneur and the founder of a multi-million dollar company; a researcher; a programmer and systems designer; a teacher; a consultant; a Director of Information Strategy, and the Chief Information Officer of a $400+ million dollar private company. His unique career provides a strong vision of Information Technology from multiple vantage points: scientific; educational; entrepreneurial and corporate governance. That deep understanding of the issues surrounding technology detail, resourcing and leadership provides for a strong partnership with clients for consulting engagements which can generate meaningful, measurable and actionable outcomes.

Education and Educational Credentials

Mr. Farrington holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Iowa State University. In addition he did Ph.D. work in Computer Science until he withdrew from graduate school to found and lead Computer Applications Corporation for eight years prior to its acquisition. In addition, Norm served as Instructor of Computer Science and Computation Center Consultant at ISU for six years and also as Adjunct Professor of Computer Studies and Operations Management at Buena Vista University over a period of eight years.

Scientific, Technical and Consulting Credentials

Norm has consulted for a large number of companies in various business disciplines on expense control, equipment selection, strategic planning, organizational strategies, information gathering and presentation, and many other disciplines. He has been a system designer and programmer of major support systems and specialty computing in a variety of programming languages and environments. Norm has worked as a researcher and scientist at such diverse installations as nuclear power generation, the Economic Research Service and for the US Department of Energy.

Management, Leadership and Corporate Governance Credentials

Mr. Farrington has diverse exposure in business, including: founding, leading and selling a multi-divisional computer sales and support company; deploying and leading an Information Center concept; creating computer literacy course material taught to thousands of persons over many years; creating strategic information plans for several major companies, and serving as Vice President of Information Technology and also as CIO.

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