Netroscope, the leading Internet market-research and consulting firm focused on evaluating cutting-edge computer technologies and market trends, this week announced the addition of John Valente, Senior Vice President of Visa International, to the company’s Board of Advisors.
John Valente is Senior Vice President in charge of the Information Application Development Division for Visa International. Valente’s current responsibilities include the areas of WEB Development, Data Warehousing, Predictive Systems and the distribution of information throughout Visa and to its Member financial institutions. Prior to his current duties Valente led a 5 year effort to redevelop the main Clearing and Settlement processes within Visa. These systems process over 100 Million transactions and settle over $3 Billion dollars a day.
“I strongly believe in Netroscope’s continued success and rapid growth as a leading Internet market-research and consulting company,” said John Valente, Senior Vice President, Visa International. “I look forward to guiding Netroscope to their next level of industry-wide business strategies.”
John Valente joins Netroscope’s Advisory Board along side Craig Canine, Managing Editor of Computer Letters at Technologic Partners; Sandy Creighton, General Counsel of MIPS Technologies, Inc.; Barbara Dawson, Director of Software Strategies in Business Desktop Marketing at Intel Corporation; Dr. Siamak Hassanzadeh, Senior Business Development Manager of Sun Microsystems; Maureen O’Gara, Publisher at G2 Computer Intelligence; Art Olbert, Vice President of Business Development at IBM Corporation; and Linda Reid, Vice Chair of Engineering at UC Berkeley Extension.
“We feel privileged to have such a distinguished industry leader take a proactive role in providing guidance for our company,” said Natalie Shaheen, Founder and President of Netroscope. “Mr. Valente will bring industry insight and expertise to Netroscope from a strategic IT organization’s vantage point.”
Prior to joining Visa, Valente held the position of Vice President with Citicorp, responsible for new systems development supporting Citicorp’s Consumer Retail Banking and Credit Card businesses. He also held various systems development management positions with Norton Company, a Worcester Massachusetts based manufacturing firm. In total Valente has over 29 years experience in the Information Systems Development arena.
Netroscope is a cyber-centric market-research and consulting company focused on evaluation and assessment of leading-edge technologies and market trends, with the objective of supporting strategic business requirements of the industry. Netroscope’s services include syndicated and customized research, marketing and sales support services, assessment of corporate and vendor trends, “thinking council” advisory services, monthly newsletters, and daily alerts. For more information about services offered by Netroscope, please contact Netroscope, Inc.Details