Founder of ICIC, Infonortics, UK
Graduated Oxford University 1963 (Modern History). Worked in technical and scientific publishing 1964-71 (McGraw-Hill, Butterworth Scientific, Pergamon Press, Institution of Electrical Engineers). Worked for ISI (Philadelphia) as Head of European Operations 1971-79, based for four years in France and four years in England.
Joined Learned Information in Oxford in 1979 as a Director responsible for publishing, newsletters and projects. In December 1987 he formed his own company, Infonortics Ltd to specialise in newsletters, conferences, studies, seminars and projects in the area of electronic information.
Harry Collier was Chairman of EUSIDIC, the European Association of Information Services, 1983–84, and again in 1985–86. From January 1988 until December 1991 he was Executive Director of EUSIDIC, and for eight years a Council member of INTUG, the International Telecommunication Users Group. In 1992 he was one of the founders of the Association of Global Strategic Information (AGSI) and played a major organisational part in that association.
Harry Collier is a frequent speaker at meetings throughout Europe and North America. He was founder editor and chief writer for the industry monthly newsletter Monitor from its first issue in 1981 until December 1993; he is author of a book 'Strategies in the Electronic Information Industry', and his latest book (1998) is 'The Electronic Publishing Maze: Strategies in the Electronic Publishing Industry'. In May 1998 he received the OSS 'Golden Candle' Award for his services to the information community.
Harry Collier speaks English and French, with some Italian and German. Hobbies include food, wine, playing the violin, and collecting recordings of violinists.