“It’s taken me over two decades to recognize the fact that the experts I looked up to were just as nervous as me about technology. I proudly sponsor the STEM category to keep the career elevator doors wide open.” – Mark Richard Johnson
Mark Johnson is a British born Jamaican Information Security Specialist currently stationed in the Vienna, Austria at the United Nations.
Johnson has been in the Computer Networking industry for more than 20 years. Prior to this appointment, he served at the Headquarters of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) as Network Specialist from 2009-2011.
Since beginning his Internet career in 1989, Johnson has risen through the ranks serving as Technician, Project Manager and Chief Information Officer working on Small Business LANs and Global Enterprise Networks. He has led projects in The Slovak Republic and Uganda, in addition to working in the UK Government Department for Education (DE) Extended Schools programme from 2003 – 2009.
Johnson was the 2006 recipient of the Specialist Schools and Academy Trust (SSAT) Cisco Award for Most Effective Cisco Academy in the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Johnson taught the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) qualification at Hampstead School in London, England.