HOLMES, Douglas




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Douglas Holmes of Summerland has been writing and speaking about information technology issues within the public sector since 1992 and is the author of eGov: e-Business Strategies for Government. It has has been translated into seven languages: Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Korean and Arabic.

Holmes edited the Microsoft in Government e-newsletter and has written more than 100 public sector best practice case studies for Microsoft, as well as numerous corporate white papers and other reports. He also presents seminars on e-government and speaks regularly at government, business and academic forums. His work involves extensive travel to discuss e-government with public officials and technology companies worldwide.

Throughout the Eighties, Holmes worked as a journalist in Canada’s far north. He edited the newspapers News North and the yellowknifer, reported for the CBC, and wrote his first book, Northerners: Profiles of People in the Northwest Territories. He also edited Dehcho: "Mom, We've Been Discovered", a short book providing an aboriginal perspective of British explorer Sir Alexander Mackenzie.

Holmes was educated in Toronto and at Carleton University School in Ottawa where he received a degree in political science and journalism. Holmes has lived in various locations around his native Canada as well as in France, England, Romania and Hong Kong. He has visited more than 70 countries for both professional and personal reasons.

DATE OF BIRTH: July 9, 1960

PLACE OF BIRTH: Edmonton AB

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 2004

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: editing, consulting

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Author of:

eGov: e-Business Strategies for Government (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, London, 2001) ISBN: 1857882784

Northerners: Profiles of People in the Northwest Territories (James Lorimer & Company, Toronto, 1989) ISBN: 1-55028-215-8

Editor of:

Dehcho: “Mom, we've been discovered” (Dene Cultural Institute, Yellowknife, 1989) ISBN: 0-929120-00-0

[BCBW 2007] "Advice"