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John R. Patrick, DHA, LLB Biography

President of Attitude LLC and former Vice President of Internet Technology at IBM
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"

“Many voting machines rely on Windows 2000 software which has not had a security update from Microsoft since 2010. A known bug in the voting machine software causes votes to be read but not be counted. Some voting jurisdictions have fixed the problem and others have not. In Election Attitude, I recommend a voting solution using mobile devices, the Internet, and blockchain technology. The solution is not in place yet, but many believe a secure, private, and verifiable system can be built. Anti-Internet voting activists believe Internet voting is a bad solution. They compare Internet voting to a perfect system we will never have instead of comparing it to what Businessweek called a ‘Crappy, Buggy, and Obsolete’ voting system.”

Businessweek Said Today’s Computer Voting Is Crappy, Buggy, and Obsolete,” Attitude LLC, Sep. 30, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder, Attitude LLC, Jan. 2002-present
  • Vice President, Internet Technology, IBM, 1995-2001
  • Founding Member, World Wide Web Consortium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1994
  • Vice President of Marketing, Personal Systems Division, IBM, 1992
  • Former Vice President of Operations, Computer Integrated Manufacture Business, IBM
  • Former Chief Financial Officer, IBM Business Units
  • Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA), University of Phoenix, 2014
  • LLB, Law, LaSalle University, 1973
  • MS, Management, University of South Florida, 1971
  • BSEE, Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, 1967
  • Twitter handle: @johnrpatrick
  • Member of the Board, Keeeb, Inc., Nov. 2015-present
  • Member, Biomedical Research Institute Advisory Council, Western Connecticut Health Network, Jan. 2010-present
  • Trustee, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Oct. 2009-present
  • Founding President, Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, Jan. 1990-1995
  • Founding Member and former Chairman, Global Internet Project
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Member, The Internet Society
  • Member, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Mentor, Blueprint Health
  • Doctorate thesis titled “The Effect of Cardionet Home Telemonitoring for Congestive Heart Failure Patients: An Observational Research Study,” 2014
  • Named one of the 25 Most Intriguing Minds of the New Economy by Business 2.0
Quoted in:
  1. Is It Appropriate for Private Electronic Voting Machine Manufacturers to Facilitate Public Elections?