Thursday, 16 April 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Alan Wray

Britain holds a rich heritage in computer innovation and design, one that is easy to overlook in light of the dominant industry brands of the late 20th and early 21st century. In this presentation, Alan will reflect on the origin and development of computers until the 1960s. In particular he will focus on Britain’s early achievements in computer design with reflections on both the technologies and the key people who made Britain a world leader in the field.

Alan will offer insights from his experience as well as anecdotes on working with some of the key people and systems during the earlier part of his 39 year career with BTM, ICT, ICL and finally Fujitsu – with whom he had hands-on experience of Britain’s role in the early days of the industry both nationally and internationally.

 

During his ICT/ICL days, when computer technology was developing fast from its infancy, Alan wrote an article recording the evolution of computing. This was used by the company to inform new staff of the historical background of the computers of that time.

Location

Sopra Steria, Hemel Hempstead
Three Cherry Trees Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7AH

Cost

Free for members and non-members

Last updated 16th November, 2020 at 4:00pm