O C O N N E L L A S S O C I A T E S
Consultants In Technological Strategies
Since 1981 Edmund OConnell has been providing insight and guidance to organizations, in business, government, and education, helping them take the greatest advantage of technological opportunities - and to avoid dangers and deadends. OConnell's unique perspective, which combines the discipline of an engineer with the depth of view of an historian, driven by intense curiosity of an explorer, communicated with clarity and eloquence, has helped clients navigate the challenges of a constantly changing technological landscape.
Edmund P. OConnell received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1964. For the rest of the decade he worked with John L. Anderson at Ametek's Advanced Technology unit to pioneer the technique of radiotracer evaporative rate analysis, used by NASA to ensure that lunar landings did not contaminate the moon. In 1971, in the spirit of C.P.Snow's "Two Cultures", he returned to academe to study the history and philosophy of science at the University of Rhode Island. After getting his MA, serendipity stepped in, and through a series of unusual and unexpected circumstance, he spent the next six years as an administrator and adjunct faculty in the Student Affairs division of URI, in such varied roles as business manager and director of the student union.
In 1981 OConnell joined the computer revolution when he started Key-1 Software, producer of Keytools software tools for programmers and starting a few years later, contract developer of several business systems for microcomputers. of microcomputers, and E. P. OConnell Associates, an international consulting group.
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