• unknown (b.)

Bio/Description

He received his Master’s degree in Math, with a “Specialty in Digital Computers” from the University of Illinois, where he wrote and ran programs on the Illiac I, which convinced him to make a career in computing. A software industry pioneer and computer executive, he was the maintenance and operations head on the UNIVAC for the Navy. He worked setting up the operations organization and scheduling procedures for the engineering programming efforts at RCA; after which he worked at North American Aviation developing process design and instrumentation time. Then he joined Control Data Corporation to work on integrated management and design processes. He co-founded K & K Associates with Dave Katch, which was soon renamed Boole & Babbage, the first software company in Silicon Valley.