Jay Ven Eman, Ph.D., joined Access Innovations 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 a doctorate in business from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He uses his dissertation topic of Long range Planning and Organizational Effectiveness 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. Access Innovations’ database production services where he was responsible for the design and conversion of large, legacy databases for a variety of government and private organizations. He writes, conducts workshops, consults, and helps build large scale, complex, information rich databases. A past president of ASIDIC, Jay is a popular speaker and has given many presentations, workshops and seminars on ontologies, topic maps, database development, legacy file conversions, SGML, HTML, XML, and other related topics.