Jay Ven Eman, Ph.D., joined Access Innovations, Inc. in December 1978. He holds a B. A. in Finance from the University of Washington in Seattle, an M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico, and earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He uses his dissertation topic, “Long-range Planning and Quality of Patient Care in Hospitals” to good advantage at Access. As Chief Executive Officer, he has contributed to every aspect of the business. At Access he guides the sales, marketing, and strategic planning departments. He writes, conducts workshops, consults, and helps build large scale, complex, semantically enriched databases. A past president of ASIDIC, Jay is a popular speaker and has given many presentations, workshops, and seminars on semantics and knowledge organizations systems (KOS), the economics of artificial intelligence (AI), topic maps, database development, legacy file conversions, SGML, HTML, XML, and other related topics.