- MSEE, Information Engineering and Management - University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Master of Biblical Studies, Theology - Birmingham Theological Seminary
- BS Industrial Management - Georgia Institute of Technology
Don Appleby has over three decades of experience in the information technology industry. He is retired from IBM, where he served in a wide variety of roles including systems engineer, marketing representative, software defect support, technical support services, ISO 9000 internal assessor, and quality assurance specialist. He has authored papers on system design reviews, spoken at conferences on the subject of solution assurance methodologies, and helped design a measurement and reporting process used to analyze solution assurance trends in North, Central, and South America. He also had responsibility for solution assurance reviews for newly announced storage products within the U.S.
Mr. Appleby holds a BSIM degree (with highest honor) from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MSEE from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has completed additional graduate courses in quantitative methods, modeling and simulation, and artificial intelligence, has extensive industry training in a variety of programming languages, operating systems, databases, transaction processing systems, and networking, as well as business process design.