Joseph Taylor in an instructor at Washington State University and an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business at California State University, Sacramento. He received his PhD from Washington State University, and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird. Before completing his PhD Joseph worked for 17 years for Walmart Stores, Inc., eventually becoming the director of IT strategy, innovation and governance in the Information Systems Division. While at Walmart Joseph led teams that developed feasibility analysis and proof of concept projects for hundreds of emerging technologies, working with leading technology companies such as Microsoft, Motorola, Intel, HP, IBM and others to evaluate the potential business impacts of technology implementations. Joseph is also the CEO and founder of TechCrowd Services, a crowdsourcing based provider of custom application development. Joseph’s academic research interests focus on crowdsourcing and the use of technology to create business value. He currently resides in El Dorado Hills, CA, with his wife DeNeal and their five children.