Joe Rhyne has more than 25 years of experience in the electronic publishing and allied industries. His most recent position was the senior vice president of technology for the Thomson Corporation where he was chairman of the Thomson chief technology officer council, and was responsible for organizing technology efforts throughout Thomson. Prior to his joining Thomson, Rhyne was vice president and general manager of business information services (BIS) for Lexis-Nexis. Prior positions have included vice president of market data services for Quotron Systems, Inc., and corporate vice president, operations and systems planning, for Paine Webber. He also gained national account and market management experience with AT&T Long Lines. Rhyne served in the United States Army for five years, with three years working in project management for the development of tactical command and control systems. He has a B.S. in engineering from the United States Military Academy, an M.S. in computer science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar).