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
a number of large retail
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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