Michael North

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"Michael North is the founder of North Communications (1986) and co-founder of Greenstar Corporation (1999). North Communications is a leading public access network company which has built hundreds of electronic commerce solutions that deliver complex transactions to the general public through public access touchscreens.

"The company's clients include the states of California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Washington, and Florida, the U.S. Congress, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties, Northrop, Cadillac, City of Chicago, New YorkCity, Citizens Bank, Microsoft, IBM, BellSouth, GTE, MCI, Sears, Hewlett-Packard, Andersen Consulting, Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, Medicare, U.S. Postal Service, the Republic of Singapore, Brisbane Australia, and others.

"As President and CEO, Michael initiated a strategic relationship with billionaire broadcasting and telecommunications investor John W. Kluge of Metromedia Company, New York, who now serves on the Board of Directors.

"North Communications has received many international awards for its work, including the Gold and Silver Cindy (Cinema in Industry), the Kennedy School of Government/Ford Foundation (twice), and the Byte Invision Award (twice). Michael speaks extensively to industry and professional groups, including the Library of Congress, the National Science Foundation, the Congressional Forum on Social Security, the General Services Administration, and the International Telecommunications Union. He serves as a judge on the annual Global Information Infrastructure Awards and is a founding member of The Standard for Internet Commerce." [1]

"He is also President of America-China Bridge, a citizen diplomacy effort aimed at building better business and cultural relationships between the United States and China, and principal of Prevocative, a group of technology innovators." [2]

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  1. Board, Greenstar, accessed January 17, 2011.
  2. Michael North, Prevocative, accessed January 17, 2011.