Dr. George Schussel

George Schussel is the Founder and Chairman of Digital Consulting Institute (DCI), one of the largest American conference and expo companies in the field of technology. An expert on database, computing architectures, the Internet and information management issues, his lectures have been held all over the world. He has given over 1,000 seminars before technology professionals in his career. As DCI’s Chairman and CEO, Schussel has primary responsibility for forecasting industry trends and identifying new fields of opportunity for DCI trade shows.

Schussel has been the inventor and chairperson of several leading computer industry trade shows including Database World and Client/Server World. He is currently the co-chairman of a new conference Creating the Real Time Enterprise. Schussel has authored or co-authored several books and over 50 articles or columns in leading computer industry journals such as Computerworld, Datamation, Client Server Today and Data Based Advisor.

In 1998, Schussel was awarded the IEEE Computer Society’s "Computer Entrepreneur Award." Previous award recipients include Andrew Grove, Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, Kenneth Olsen, William Hewlett and David Packard. According to the IEEE Computer Society president, "Dr. Schussel was selected as 1998 winner in recognition of his entrepreneurial leadership in professional development, education, and technology assessment."

While at DCI, Schussel has consulted for major IT software companies, including Cullinet, Computer Associates, Revelation Technologies, Hewlett Packard, Sybase and IBM. Prior to founding DCI in 1983, Schussel was Vice President and CIO at the American Mutual Group of insurance companies in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Schussel’s academic background includes a Doctorate from the Harvard Business School (Marketing & Computer Science); Master’s Degree from Harvard University (Applied Mathematics & Computer Science) and Bachelor's Degree from the University of California (Physics & Mathematics). He has lectured or held faculty appointments at the University of Southern California, Harvard University, MIT, and the University of Alabama. In 1999, Schussel and his wife established the George and Sandra Schussel Chair of Management Science at MIT.


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