"I established ConsICE with the main focus on creating a truly collaborative, innovative and diverse environment. It is what sets us apart from other high technology incubators."

-Dr. Diane Murphy




Meet the Entrepreneurs
in Residence of ConsICE

Dr. Diane Murphy

Dr. Murphy, the Founder and Executive Director of ConsICE, Inc. is an accomplished information systems professional, business person, speaker and instructor, and is currently Faculty Director and CEO of the Information Technology Management Institute (ITMI), a technology training company based in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Murphy holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wales. She also holds a M.S. in Library Science and a Ph.D. in Information Sciences from the University of Sheffield, England.

Dr Murphy began in the pharmaceutical industry where she became renowned for her work in the application of computer technology to drug research in the early 1970s. She came to the U.S. in 1980 as a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and designed and developed computer applications to predict the toxicity of chemicals. She worked as a government contractor on a variety of information technology and telecommunications projects until forming her own company in 1988. The Procurement Automation Institute (PAI) was a software development company whose main product was an expert system used in the development of solicitations and contracts for government agencies, using both paper and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

She has taught professionally for 12 years. Her subject matter expertise is extremely broad including IT management, business, government contracting, computer security, electronic commerce, and Web technology. Dr. Murphy is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University, DC, School of Business and Public Management, the University of Pittsburgh, the Keller Graduate School, and the University of Virginia. She is best known for her work in electronic commerce where she is an accomplished speaker, and author.

At itmi she manages the Electronic Commerce practice which works with organizations to ensure that they have the systems and business processes in place to take advantage of the business opportunities offered by electronic commerce. Her activities include helping companies develop electronic catalogs, implement EDI programs, develop effective Web sites, and implement effective information security programs. As an expert in government procurement, she also assists organizations in obtaining government contracts.

Dr Murphy is Chairman of the Electronic Commerce Special Interest Group of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and an active member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), the Association of Women in Computing, and Women in Technology. She is a Certified Computing Professional (CCP). She is also active in a number of not-for profit organizations.

She is member of the Board of Directors for Dialogue on Diversity, a women's entrepreneurship educational organization, and is Head of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Center for Employment Training of So Others Might Eat (SOME).

Contact Dr. Murphy at: dmurphy@consice.org

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