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John Norman

John Norman

University Information Services (UIS)


Research Interests

John combines a passion for innovation and a commitment to open source software with his considerable industry knowledge to help facilitate University collaboration both internally and internationally.

John has led CARET since 2003 following a career as an entrepreneur setting up medical devices companies in the US and across Europe. An engineer by training, John worked in the steel and oil industries (which included a stint in the Algerian Sahara) before moving into business start ups. The most successful of these was Summit Technology Inc which went public at $200Million after just 18 months and later sold to the Alcon division of Nestle for $900Million.