John Tanner has started and sold two successful technology companies, Tanner Electronics in 1987, and Network Engineering, Inc. in 1999. He was the Global CIO of the world’s largest global advertising company for over 9 years , HAVAS Worldwide, and has worked for the Department of Energy’s Computer Science Department. He is the father of 13 children, 8 of which were adopted as older children from foreign eastern-block countries. He has served as president and vice president of the Association of Information Management and currently serves on the board and conducts monthly CIO roundtables. He is a regular guest speaker at the Leadership Development Institute. He writes and speaks about technology and leadership.