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The History of ICL Revisited - Computer Conservation Society

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

25 Copthall Avenue

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Martin Campbell-Kelly

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AGENDA
14:00 – Refreshments and networking
14:30 – Start
17:00 – Close

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SYNOPSIS
Thirty years ago, following the publication of his book “ICL: A Business & Technical History,”, Martin Campbell-Kelly presented the first CCS seminar. In this seminar he will explain how the book came to be written, describe the historical sources used, and talk about some of the people interviewed.

The company that became ICL started out as “The Tabulator Limited” in 1904. As well as the triumphs, he will describe some of the strategic errors that prevented ICL from fulfilling its potential. Just one year after the book was published ICL was acquired by Fujitsu.
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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Martin Campbell-Kelly is Emeritus Professor of computer science at Warwick University. He has written several books about the computer and software industries. He is a trustee of The National Museum of Computing and a member of the editorial board of the Annals of the History of Computing.

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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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Computer Conservation Society
http://www.computerconservationsociety.org/lectures/current/lecture.htm

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