Title: Technology Research Fellow
Location: Niceville, Florida, United States
David Compton, Technology Research Fellow, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in information technology.
Mr. Compton was introduced to this industry by his father, who worked in international human resources. He followed along in these footsteps by taking on a role similar to this at a company in the United Kingdom. With experience spanning more than four decades, Mr. Compton has been able to handle a range of matters concerning information technology, telecommunications for telecom companies and software engineers. With so many achievements within these areas of focus, Mr. Compton still considers raising his three sons to be the highlight of his life. His devotion to his family and working hard to provide has helped his children in many ways, including supporting his twins through 14 surgeries by the age of five.
To prepare for a career concerning information technology, Mr. Compton first earned a Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University in 1976. He continued at the American Graduate School of International Management to receive an MBA in international management in 1977. He has worked in his most recent position, as Senior Technology Architect for the SBC since 1999. Furthermore, Mr. Compton has been the Director of the International Compensation and Benefits Department at Premark International among other roles with the company. He has also garnered experience with Dart & Kraft, Wyatt Co. and HR Solutions, Inc.
In his career, Mr. Compton has a string of achievements that are of noteworthy importance. He formed his own company and negotiated joint ventures with international brokerage and consulting firms and developed an application for managing international benefits and compensation and sold it to companies like GE, Motorola, Ameritech, AT&T and Philip Morris. Mr. Compton was instrumental in leading efforts to implement a more defined benefit plans in the UK, Belgium, South Africa and other places. He led the design of fully integrated ordering system for AT&T based on SOA. Mr. Compton has also published articles on the impacts of the EU formation and how to fund TCN pension obligations. Furthermore, Mr. Compton identified a cyber-attack on the US DNS serves as an act of cyber warfare by Russia and predicted but was a diversion to infiltrate infrastructure and election systems a year before Homeland Security testified to the same.
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