Paul Carlson is owner and president of the Carlson Group of companies which focus on business consulting, investments, and engineering. He has extensive experience in business strategy and business development and has been co-founder of several high-technology start-ups. Prior to forming his own consulting firm, Carlson was Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Honeywell, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN from 1988 to 1991. Between 1977 and 1988 he was President and CEO of Oregon Graduate Institute where he developed the OGC Science Park and OGC Telecom, a telecommunication company. Carlson has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington where he was a Professor for 10 years. Additional graduate studies have been undertaken at the Stanford University Business School, MIT Sloan School and the University of Minnesota Executive Development Programme.