Richard Rowson

June 2003
IT Training;Jun2003, p57
Trade Publication
This article presents career profile of Richard Rowson, chief information officer of Qjump. At 25, Rowson is already one of the Great Britain youngest, but most experienced, information technology directors. When he was studying for an electrical engineering degree, he signed up to a graduate trainee program with British Airways. Over the next four years, while friends went out partying, Rowson spent a total of 19 months working in every department of the airline, learning about technology and management. After graduation, Rowson moved into IT full-time, working as a consultant. Rowson joined National Express and Qjump in 2000. In the coming years, he hopes to develop broadband services and make use of interactive television platforms alongside the internet.


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