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An IBM Fellow and Vice President of Ease of Use at IBM Corporation, he helped to launch IBM's international Time Sharing service in Europe and was instrumental in the development of Application System (AS), one of IBM's most successful application offerings, both as a service and subsequently as a Program Product. This success with AS led to the establishment of the IBM Software Development Laboratory, in Warwick, UK, where he served as Director. Soon after, he also took responsibility for IBM's Dublin Laboratory. During the late 1980's, he led the design of IBM's future end user systems, including the definition of User Interface Standards. He is the recipient of many IBM awards for innovation and technical achievement. He became a member of the IBM Academy of Technology in 1989 and was appointed an IBM Fellow in 1993; one of 40 in the world. He retired in 2006 after 44 years with IBM.