Dr. Howard A. Rubin is a tenured Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Hunter College of the City University of New York, the CEO of Rubin Systems Inc., a META Group Research Fellow, a Faculty Affiliate of Cap Gemini, and a former Nolan Norton Research Fellow. In 1997, Industry Week named Dr. Rubin one of the top 50 “R&D Stars to Watch . . . an individual whose achievements are shaping the future of our industrial culture and America’s technology policy” as a result of his bringing the IT workforce shortage to national attention. Dr. Rubin possesses a Ph.D. from the City University of New York, which was awarded in the areas of Biology (Ecology/Oceanography) and Computer Science. Dr. Rubin is internationally recognized for his work academically and commercially as an author, researcher, talented speaker, and consultant in the areas of techno-business strategy, global software economics, the workforce of the future, the business value of technology, and performance measurement/benchmarking.