Ernie Jordan is Professor of Management in IT management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia – currently ranked top in Asia and Australia, and number 50 in the world, by The Economist Intelligence Unit's global survey of MBA programs, Which MBA? 2004.
Starting from a degree in industrial mathematics in the UK, the path led quickly to COBOL on IBM mainframes in Canada and a period as a lecturer in statistics. Dr Jordan accumulated some ten years' experience in the development of information systems in commerce and industry before re-entering the academic world in Newcastle, NSW and then moving to Hong Kong.
During his eight years in Hong Kong, he made the transition from teaching systems analysis and design to IT strategy, while researching the strategy of a global bank for his PhD at the University of Hong Kong.
Over the last six years, he has carried out research that examines the reluctance of organizations in Australia to develop formal IT disaster recovery plans and his reports have been enthusiastically received by industry and practitioners.
His current research program includes IT governance, IT strategy, operational risk and business continuity. He is a sought-after speaker in the Asia–Pacific region, and can be contacted at Ernie.Jordan@mq.edu.au.
Luke Silcock consults extensively on all aspects of IT management for PA Consulting Group and its numerous major international clients. His twelve years' management consulting experience ...