President, JALA International, Inc. (USA)
Jack Nilles is known
internationally as "the father of telecommuting/teleworking".
He joined the terms in 1973 and, since then, has
designed, developed and/or evaluated teleworking
projects for a variety of fortune 100 companies and
government agencies in the U.S., Europe, and South
America. He is past president of the Telecommuting
Advisory Council and is the U.S. Co-ordinator for
the European Community Telework/Telematics Forum. He
is the author of four books, including The
Telecommunications-Transportation Trade-off, the
Original Book on Telecommuting, as well as dozens of
chapters of books, professional papers and articles.
His newest book, Making Telecommuting Happen, is a
complete how-to-do-it manual for telework management.
In 1993, he received the Environmental Pride Award
for his contributions towards improving the air
quality of Los Angeles, and in 1994 he received a
national award for environmental sustainability from