Emil Flock founded Computer Hand Holding in 1983 and invented third-party technical support (later known as outsourcing). In ’94, he sold the firm to SEI and promptly helped them grow the idea (from 100 employees to 2000) and go to an IPO. He moved on to build award-winning support organizations at NetObjects and Keynote, among others. He has authored five computer books and numerous articles. He specializes in outsourcing and offshoring, as well as pay-for-support programs, knowledgebase systems, CRMs, IVRs, ACDs and lots of other three-letter acronyms. He attended Columbia University back in the age of vacuum tubes and has one of the earliest computer science degrees ever granted. He’s old enough to have programmed in Algol.