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Alan Kotok

Alan Kotok is a Washington, DC-based reporter and writer on technology, business, and public policy, and managing editor of Science Careers, the online employment, career development, and funding portal of Science Magazine.

Kotok has written or co-authored three books, including the Handbook of EDI, 2003 edition, published in November 2003 by Warren, Gorham and Lamont, an imprint of Thompson/RIA. He is lead author of ebXML: The New Global Standard for Doing Business on the Internet and lead author of Print Communications and the Electronic Media Challenge (Jelmar Publishing Co, 1997).  

Besides books, Kotok writes for several technology and business magazines and Web sites including WebServices.Org and XML.Com focusing on business and public-sector applications. From 2001 to 2003, he served as editor of the U.S. Techno-Politics page on Suite101.Com. His magazine publishing credits include Electronic Commerce World, Foreign Service Journal, ActionLine (automotive industry), and Managed Healthcare Executive. Kotok founded and serves as editor of ebXML Forum, an independent online journal on the Electronic Business XML (ebXML) standards, and Web site manager of Public Diplomacy.Org.

Kotok previously served with Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA) as director of publishing, from 2001 to 2003 and earlier as DISA’s Director of Education. He joined DISA in October 1999 as standards manager for the OpenTravel Alliance. Before joining DISA, Kotok served 10 years with Graphic Communications Association (GCA, now IDEAlliance) as Director of Management Technologies and then as Vice President for Electronic Business. Before joining GCA, Kotok founded an export company serving the U.S. computer industry and served 15 years with U.S. Information Agency.

Kotok has a B. A. in journalism from the University of Iowa, a Master of Science in communications from Boston University, and postgraduate work in Technology of Management at The American University in 1981-82.   An avid runner , Kotok takes part in local and regional marathon and middle distance running events.

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