Mark Burgess is a theoretician and practitioner in the area of information systems, whose work has focused largely on information systems and infrastructure. He is known particularly for his work on Configuration Management and Promise Theory. He was the principal Founder of CFEngine, Aljabr, and now founder at ChiTek-i. He is Emeritus Professor of Networks and Systems from Oslo University College. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and papers on topics from Physics, Computer Science, to fiction. He also writes a blog on issues of science and IT industry concerns. Today, he works as consultant and advisor on science and technology matters all over the world.
Mark holds a BSc and PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. He has received a number of awards including the SAGE 2003 Professional Contribution Award: "For groundbreaking work in systems administration theory and individual contributions to the field, and the USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award (GNU). He held the Professorship in Network and System Administration at Oslo University College from 2005-2011. Today, he works as an advisor on science and technology matters all over the world. He is the author of numerous books and scientific publications.