John du Pre Gauntt
13 Greenwood Place
Menlo Park, California 94025

Summary of Qualifications

  • Nine years professional experience in both Asia and Europe
  • Board-level oral and written communications skills
  • Six years editorial experience
  • Strong development and project management background
  • Active E-Business researcher/consultant since 1995
  • XML and WAP literate


  • Master of Science (MS) with distinction: Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems (ADMIS). The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, 1995.
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA): English and American Literature with a concentration in writing. Anthropology and French minors. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1989.
  • Associate of Science (AS): Information Systems Technology, data processing concentration.
  • Chattanooga State Technical Community College, 1986.


September 1999-present: Independent Consultant

Clients: Fujitsu Software Corporation and LM Ericsson

Current Projects:

Fujitsu- Engaged to research, interview and produce a strategic whitepaper on the Applications Services Provision (ASP) space for presentation to top Japanese management in November 1999. Contact: Masaaki Isomura, Executive Director of Strategy and Planning, Fujitsu Software Corporation, San Jose. +1-408-456-7896,

LM Ericsson- Engaged to plan and present seminars on Internet Business Models for Ericsson’s Enterprise Wireless Internet Solutions (EWIS) and Mobile Internet Solutions by Ericsson (MISE) groups. Presentations conducted in New York and Stockholm, October 1999. Contact: Tapio Anttila, Chief Evangelist for Internet and New Media, Ericsson, San Francisco. +1-650-787-2893,

October 1998-September 1999: PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Technology Centre

Principal Consultant E-Business

Strategic Technology Services (STS)

Planned, commissioned, wrote and edited the 1999 PwC Electronic Business Technology Forecast.

Wrote white paper on Disruptive Technology for the year 2000 World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Engaged as a subject matter expert for an international wireless telecommunications strategy project. Advised PwC Securities on telecommunications/e-commerce infrastructure technology.

June 1995-August 1998: The Economist Group, London, United Kingdom

Business Editor: Public Network Europe

Contributing Editor: Information Strategy, Business Central Europe

Edited and contributed to specialist business magazines that covered European telecommunications and information technology, industry, markets, and public policy. Researched and wrote original copy on wireline and wireless European telecommunications trends for professional readership each month. Subjects included intelligent networks, billing and customer care (BACC) systems, Third Generation (3G) mobile telecommunications, global satellite systems, telecommunications globalization and electronic commerce. Worked on two Economist Group web site launches for data and telecommunications professionals.

Profiled telecommunications/Internet market environments in 10 European countries for fixed-line (1996, 1997, and 1998) and wireless (1997, 1998) yearbooks. Planned, commissioned and edited a special publication to commemorate the 1998 opening of Western Europe’s public telecommunications markets. Contributors included Renato Ruggerio, Secretary-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO); Karel van Miert, Competition Commissioner for Europe; Sir Iain Vallance, Chairman, British Telecommunications; Michel Bon, Chairman, France Telecom; Donald Heath, CEO, The Internet Society; and Dr Pekka Tarjanne, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

August 1991-June 1994: Matsushita Electric Industrial Corporation, Osaka, Japan

Corporate Trainer

Employed at the Matsushita Overseas Training Center (OTC) as well as various Matsushita facilities around the Osaka area. Taught professional English within the General Overseas Language Development (GOLD) program. Qualified as a Language Proficiency Interviewer (LPI) for the Matsushita overseas placement program. Designed courseware targeting North American business practice for Matsushita Overseas Trainees.

August 1989-July 1991: Board of Education, Osaka, Japan

Senior High School English Teacher

Responsible for preparation and instruction of over 150 students. Developed electronic language lab courseware for student and teacher training.

Presentations and Articles

July 1999: Making sense of the Internet: XML
Financial Times Mastering Management Review E-Business Special

March 25, 1999: Wireless Internet Commerce
Silicon Valley World Internet Center, Palo Alto, California
Sponsored by Deutsche Telekom, Hewlett-Packard, and Sun Microsystems

September 3, 1998: Electronic Commerce on the Move
3rd USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce, Boston, Massachusetts
Sponsored by the USENIX Association

21-24 July 1998: The Network is the Market: Financing Internet Bandwidth

  • The Internet and International Trade Policy

  • The Objective Value of Content is Zero (panel discussion)

INET ’98, Geneva, Switzerland

Sponsored by the Internet Society

May 27, 1998: Bandwidth and Convergence
"Trading Telecomms", Industry Conference, London
Sponsored by the Centre for Eurotelecomms

December 5, 1997: The Internet and International Trade Policy
"The Impact of the Internet on Communications Policy", Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sponsored by the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in conjunction with the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the European Commission (EC), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (forthcoming MIT Press)

January 24, 1997: Auditing Internet Publications: Truth or Dare?
"Internet Publishing and Beyond: The Economics of Digital Information and Intellectual Property", Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sponsored by the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School in conjunction with the Council on Library Resources and the Coalition for Networked Information.
MIT Press:

November 19, 1996: Digital Currency and Public Networks: who cares if it is secure, is it money? 2nd USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce, Oakland, California
Sponsored by the USENIX Association and University of California at Berkeley

October 23, 1995: Perceptions of Wealth in Information Networks: Some Issues for the Banking Sector. "The Future of Electronic Banking", New York. Sponsored by the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) in conjunction with the Fujitsu Institute for Advanced Economics. Working Paper 781


Date of Birth: November 22, 1963
Citizenship: USA
Marital Status: Married, two children
Languages: Japanese, French
Sports: Martial Arts: jujitsu (4th Dan), karate (2nd Dan), judo (1st Dan). Masters Swimming.
Hobbies: playing with children, reading, short fiction writing, cooking, red wine.

references furnished upon request