John Chapman retired as chief information officer for Georgetown University in Qatar in January 2016. Semi-retired and residing in Malaysia Mr. Chapman works globally as a consultant and advisor to research and education networks and institutions on topics such as global relations, policy development, and service delivery. For more than 25 years b Mr. Chapman has worked in the field of information technology as an administrator, consultant, teacher. and technologist. His 40 year career in Canada and the Arabian Gulf spans science, technology and service delivery in higher education, government, and private industry. Mr. Chapman has degrees in computer science and business it administration and training in meteorology and adult instruction. His special interests are global education networks, technology in education, advancing education and research in developing countries, and the management of service organizations in culturally diverse environments.