Mary E. Shacklett is President of Transworld Data, a technology analytics, market research and consulting firm. Prior to founding the company, Mary has been Senior Vice President of Marketing and Technology for TCCU, Inc., a financial services firm; Vice President of Product Research and Software Development at Summit Information Systems, a commercial software house; and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Technology at FSI International, a multinational manufacturing company in the semiconductor industry. Mary has business experience in North America, Europe and Asia. She has a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. degree from the University of Southern California, where she taught for several years. Mary is a noted technology analyst and commentator who is listed in Who's Who Worldwide and in Who's Who in the Computer Industry. She is a keynote speaker, and has over 1,000 articles, research studies and technology publications in print. Mary may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.