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Howard Dowding



Howard, throughout his career has worked in a number of different roles within a variety of organizations.

He started his career as a physicist, working for the Gloster Aircraft Company and the nuclear engineering company Fairey Engineering. After spending seven years as a physicist, he joined the sales division of IBM and spent 11 years as a technical business consultant to a number of medium size and large organizations in a variety of commercial sectors.

He left IBM to help set up Magnuson (a small start-up computer company) as a founder UK director. He then joined the German computer company Nixdorf, as a product manager and consultant and became involved with selling to and supporting a number of large retail organizations.

After spending five years with Nixdorf, he joined International Computers Limited as a consultant on the strategy and products of their major competitors.  During this time, he spent a year seconded to the Cabinet Office within the UK Civil Service looking at developments in the use of technology over the next 20 years. During the final three years of a 12 year stay he was responsible for running workshops specifically aimed at giving managers and IT professionals a better understanding of how organizations operate. 

He has also given seminars in over 15 countries worldwide, on the strategy, organization and operation of some of the world's major corporations. This included one of the most attended seminars at the time - 'Understanding IBM'.

Howard has started a number of business ventures of his own and has also been associated with small non-commercial organizations such as parish church councils and estate management committees.

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