Jack W. Plunkett is CEO & Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based provider of market research and industry information in printed and electronic formats. Plunkett Research provides analysis, statistics and other vital data on all major industry sectors, from InfoTech to Retailing to Banking and Health Care. Plunkett's client list includes over 10,000 leading corporations, universities and government agencies worldwide. Plunkett's research products are distributed electronically through subscriptions to its online platform, and around the globe by major distributors, including ThomsonReuters. Jack Plunkett is the author of numerous books, including the gold medal-winning The Next Boom. Plunkett is frequently interviewed as an expert source by publications such as Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times and Investor's Business Daily, as well as media outlets such as NPR's Marketplace, ABC and Marketwatch. Plunkett received an Academic Book of the Year Award for his Plunkett's Health Care Industry Almanac, and was a regional finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards sponsored by Ernst & Young.