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Gordon Howell

This is the private consultancy of Gordon Howell

Expert in IT, notably database design, web site development.

Specialist in tourism-related projects

Skilled public speaker and writer

Founder of several companies

Current CEO Pole Position Travel SE

Graduated 1982 BSc in general Engineering Harvey Mudd College, Claremont CA USA. Lives in Prague, Czech Republic and Edinburgh, Scotland. Married, 1 child. USA Citizen, UK permanent residence.

Does not use social media. Likes motorcycles, travel, history and Scottish culture (co-organiser of annual Burns Night!)

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Career highlights:

Early developer of Internet technologies and particpant in early IETF working groups while working as network & security engineer at Hughes Aircraft, Los Angeles (1982-1987)

1989 Interim director of Scottish HCI Centre at Heriot-Watt University focussed on introducing Human-Computer Interaction & cognitive psychology research into industry. Lecturer in HCI

1994 co-founded Internet Business Services, one of the UK's first internet consultancies and web developers. Sold in 1998.

1999 founded Scolocate - Scotland first (and still leading) data and colocation centre. Raised c. 12m GBP and formed initial management team. (Now part of Pulsant Group)

2000 Founded Electronic Commerce One, a leading Scottish consultancy specialising in new internet-related business development, technical due diligence and technical development.

2001 co-founded HelpMeGo.To Ltd, specialist IT and Web services business to travel industry

2002 Interim CTO of UN World Food Program, Rome. Assisted CIO in restructure of IT department

2004 Founder Pole Position Travel. Now world leader in specialist travel to MotoGP, SBK and Road Racing events. Managing director and CTO.