Last updated on: 1/30/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

John R. Patrick, DHA, LLB Biography

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

“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
Education:
  • 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
Other:
  • 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. What Are the Companies That Manufacture Electronic Voting Machines?