Dr. Fairchild is the Director of The Constantia Institute, a technology thinktank, as well as a professor in Economics. Dr. Fairchild has more than twenty years’ experience in global IT market analysis, and has worked for the major market research agencies as both an analyst and as a consultant. She has also been a consultant for the European Commission, as well as to major multinational IT companies throughout Europe. She was a member of both the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and formerly The Strategic Planning Society (SPS).She also has belonged to the American Economic Association (AEA). She is the author of many conference papers, journal articles and of five books: “Interoperability for Enterprise Information Systems”, September 1996, “Year 2000 Compliance: The Guide to Successful Implementation”, May 1997, and "Reengineering and Restructuring the Enterprise", February 1998, all published by CTR.Her book, “Technological Aspects of Virtual Organizations”, was published by Kluwer and her latest book, “Entrepreneurship: Introduction to Business Plans” was published by die Keure. Dr. Fairchild received her Doctorate in Applied Economics from Limburgs Universitair Centrum (now Universiteit Hasselt) in Belgium, in the area of banking and technology.