The Trustees of the Charles Babbage Foundation come from many walks of life, from leading scientists in the development of information technology, to founders of some of the key organizations in the industry, along with leading scholars. They are all united in one single mission: to provide support for organizations dedicated in whole or in part to the history of information technology.
(*Board Member **Lifetime Board Member •Emeritus Trustee)
Mr. Paul Armer• Paul is a founder of the Charles Babbage Institute and a former Director of Stanford University’s Computing Center. Before coming to Stanford, he was head of the Computer Department at RAND Corporation from 1952-1962 and one of the originators of the SHARE project. He is a past President of AFIPS.
Mr. David G. Arscott* David is a co-founder (1988) and Managing Director of Compass Technology Group. The Compass funds are focused on startup opportunities and emerging high-growth public companies. In 1978, he co-founded Arscott, Norton and Associates (ANA) which managed three venture funds and backed 35 technology companies, half of which had successful initial public offerings or merged with public companies. He serves as a Director of Lam Research, Toolwire, StarVox and Percutaneous Systems, Inc. and is a former Director and President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists.
Mr. Charles W. Bachman Charlie is the inventor of the Network Data Model, Data Structure Diagrams, and a data storage and retrieval language that smoothly integrated with COBOL, PL/1 and other similar languages. All of these supported the Integrated Data Store (IDS), that he created. IDS was the first successful database management system. He is a Turing Award laureate and was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society. Charlie chaired the ISO subcommittee on Open Systems Interconnection and is the founder and former chairman of Bachman Information Systems.
Mr. Paul Baran Paul is generally regarded as having invented packet switching while at the RAND Corporation in the 1960s and has founded half a dozen technology-based companies in Silicon Valley. Presently, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Com21, Inc., a director of Rosum, and is an IEEE Fellow, an AAAS Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a trustee of the IEEE History Center, and the Marconi International Fellowship Foundation.
Dr. Walter F. Bauer• Walter is a founder of Informatics, Inc., later known as Informatics General Corporation. He is also a founding member of the Charles Babbage Foundation and played a leading role in many key information technology industry associations.
Mr. Michael S. Baum* (Secretary) Michael served as Vice President of Practices and External Affairs, VeriSign, Inc. He founded and chaired the Information Security Committee and the E-Commerce Law Division within the American Bar Assn., and served as an ICC Delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. Widely published, he pioneered the development of e-commerce security law and public key infrastructure (PKI) practices, and served on various computer industry boards and commissions.
Mr. John F. Carlson John retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cray Research, Inc. in 1995. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cray Research. In 1994, President Clinton appointed Carlson to his Export Council as an advisor on international trade policy.
Dr. James C. Castle Jim recently retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of U. S. Computer Services, a firm that provides computer services to the cable industry. He is also a former President of Teradata Corporation, the leading provider of relational database software.
Dr. Jeffrey Chuan Chu• Jeffrey is the Chairman of the Board of Santec Corporation, a maker of computer peripheral equipment. He began his computing career with the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Company and was a senior executive at Wang Laboratories and at Honeywell. He has served as a Trustee of the Moore School and the University of Pennsylvania. He is an IEEE Fellow.
Mr. William T. Coleman Currently, Bill is Founder, Chairman & CEO of Cassatt Corp. whose mission is to help enterprises implement the next-generation architectures and business systems. Bill was Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of BEA Systems, which he co-founded in 1995. Prior to this, Bill held various management positions at SUN Microsystems, Inc., including Vice President and General Manager of Sun Integration Services. Earlier, he served as Vice President of Engineering at Dest Systems and Director of Product Development at VisiCorp.
Dr. Duncan Copeland Duncan has, over the last 25 years, been a professor, consultant, investor, director, and musician. He developed his interest in history while researching the evolution of airline reservations systems for his doctoral thesis at the Harvard Business School. He was subsequently a member of the Harvard MIS History Project.
Dr. James W. Cortada* (Chair) Jim is an executive with the IBM Institute for Business Value. He has written two dozen books on the history of information technology and the management of information technology.
Mr. Peter A. Cunningham* Peter is the President of INPUT, an information technology sales and marketing services company. He previously worked for CDC and MSA in the U.S. and started his career with ICL in the U.K. He serves on boards of information technology and investment companies in the U.S. and Europe and is the author of books on outsourcing and electronic business. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the 100th City of London Guild, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Dr. Peter J. Denning Peter chairs the Computer Science Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. At George Mason University he devised a curriculum based on the great principles of computing that was cited in 6 awards. He was the founding director of RIACS (Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science) at NASA-Ames during the 1980s, following a distinguished career a Purdue University. He has served in numerous leadership positions within ACM, including president, and has received 20 awards in research, education, and service.
Mr. John Diebold John is the Founder and Chairman of The Diebold Group and a leading expert in the fields of management and technology. He was a pioneer in the field of automation and is the author of numerous books on computing and management.
Mr. Willis K. Drake• A founding Trustee of the Charles Babbage Foundation, Willis served as Chairman of Data Card Corporation and Vice President of Dataproducts Corporation. He has also served on over a dozen IT firm boards and as a regent of the University of Minnesota.
Ms. Esther Dyson Esther is thechairman of EDventure Holdings which publishes the influential monthly technology-industry newsletter, Release 1.0, and sponsors two of the industry’s premier annual conferences, PC (Platforms for Communications) Forum in the US and EDventure’s High-Tech Forum in Europe. She was the founding chairperson of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and is the author of Release 2.0:A design for living in the digital age.
Dr. Gerald Estrin Jerry is known for pioneering work on innovative computer systems. Jerry was a member of John von Neumann’s IAS Computer engineering team. He was Director of the 1954 WEIZAC Computer development in Israel, led early ARPANET projects and is recognized as the father of modern reconfigurable computer system architecture. He is an Emeritus Professor at UCLA, an Emeritus Governor of the Weizmann Institute of Science, AAAS Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow and Fellow of IEEE.
Dr. David Farber David is the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunication Systems holding appointments in the Computer and Information Science Department and of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Chief Technologist at the US Federal Communications Commission in 1999 – 2000 and is also Director of the Distributed Systems Laboratory (DSL) where he manages leading edge research in Ultra High Speed Networking.
Dr. Edward A. Feigenbaum Ed is considered the father of expert systems, for which he was awarded the ACM Turing Award. He is a recently retired Stanford University professor. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves as an advisor to government agencies.
Dr. Bernard A. Galler* (Vice Chair) Bernie is an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He has been active in computer science organizations, serving as President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and editor of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. He is also the founder of the Software Patent Institute.
Mr. Gideon I. Gartner Gideon founded and built from scratch three successful firms in the IT field. In 1979 he founded Gartner Inc., which is the world’s leading decision support firm in the computer and telecommunications industries, with revenues of $900 million. He founded Soundview Technology, providing investment advice and banking services relating to technology companies, in 1988, and Giga Information Group in 1995. During the five years that he ran Giga, it was the fastest growing technology assessment company ever, ultimately serving more than 1200 enterprise clients.
Dr. Bruce Gilchrist• Bruce is a retired professor from Columbia University where he also served as the Director of Computing Activities. He has held leadership positions in AFIPS (also a founding member), ACM, and NYSERNet. While President of AFIPS, he helped establish the AFIPS/Smithsonian Computer History Project. He is the author of numerous publications on the design, use, and social impact of computers. In 1973, he was awarded the IFIP Silver Core Award and was made a Fellow of the AAAS.
Mr. George Glaser* George is President of George Glaser, Inc. and a life-long consultant. He has held numerous leadership positions in major information technology industry associations. He was Chairman and President of AFIPS. He was a Vice President of IFIP and is a holder of the IFIP Silver Core Award. He is a Governor of the International Council for Computer Communication.
Mr. Martin A. Goetz* Marty was a founder (in 1959) and former President of Applied Data Research (ADR), a 200 million dollar company that was traded on the N.Y. Stock Exchange prior to its acquisition by Ameritech in 1986. During his twenty-eight years at ADR, he helped establish ADR as one of the leading companies in its field. His company was the first company to sell a software product commercially, and it pioneered the start of the Software Products Industry (1965). He received the first U.S. software patent in 1968, and testified as an expert witness for the Justice Department in the IBM suit in 1978. In 1989 he was elected to the Infomart Computer Hall of Fame along with Bill Gates and, in February 2000, was elected to the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame. Currently, he is a private investor and management consultant to software product firms and venture capital firms.
Mr. Jay Goldberg Jay is a founder and general partner in Hudson Partners LP, a New York based, venture capital firm, which invests in early stage technology companies. He also founded, and is the Chairman of the Boards of, OPCENTER, LLC, a company specializing in providing help desk and computer operations services, and Lexstra PLC, a London based consulting company. Jay has served as the CEO of a number of companies in the computer software and services industry including Image Business Systems Corp., Zeitech, Inc., Money Management Systems, Inc., and Software Design Associates.
Mr. Bernard Goldstein Bernie is a Director of Broadview Associates LLP and SunGard Data Systems. Broadview Associates, with offices in Redwood City, California; Fort Lee, New Jersey; and London is a leading investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions for the information technology industry. Bernie is also a former Chairman of National CSS and a founder of Computech, Inc.
Ms. Judith H. Hamilton Judy has 21 years of experience as an executive in the computer software and services industry including serving as President and CEO of Classroom Connect, Inc., a privately-held software and content company that delivered online curriculum materials, as President and CEO of FirstFloor, Inc., a privately-held supplier of Web-based document delivery technologies and products, and as President and CEO of Dataquest, a market research firm providing worldwide coverage on the information technology industry.
Ms. Ann Hardy Ann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Agorics, Inc., is best known for pioneering the concept of shared, network-based computing — now part of the Internet. She led engineering projects at Tymshare and founded Key Logic, a provider of operating systems.
Dr. Albert S. Hoagland Al serves as Director of the Institute for Information Storage Technology and also heads the Magnetic Disk Heritage Center at Santa Clara University, where he is also a Professor of Electrical Engineering. He is a past President of the IEEE Computer Society and of AFIPS. He was also Manager of Magnetic Recording at the IBM San Jose Research Laboratory. He is a leading expert on magnetic recoding technology and the author of many articles on the subject. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of the IEEE Centennial Medal (1984) and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000).
Mr. Max D. Hopper* Max served as CIO of AMR Corporation (parent of American Airlines) and was instrumental in creating, in 1976, the SABRE Travel Information Network, the pioneering company providing electronic commerce to the travel industry. He served as CEO and then Chair of the SABRE Group which became a public company in 1997 and was spun out to AMR shareholders in 2000. Hopper was one of the first people to carry the title CIO and has been called the “father of marketing automation” in the travel industry. In 1995, he founded the firm Max D. Hopper Associates which specializes in the strategic use of advanced information technologies.
Dr. Thomas P. Hughes Considered one of the world’s leading historians of technology, Tom is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is active in a wide range of industry and government groups.
Mr. Gopal K. Kapur Gopal, founder and President of the Center for Project Management® consults, writes and educates, in both the public and private sector, as a noted authority on project management. Many Fortune 500 companies have adopted Kapur’s highly successful Project Process Architecture™ (PPA). A renowned author, Gopal Kapur has written two computer-programming textbooks and his articles and features have appeared in management and technology publications worldwide. His white papers and research are utilized by leading consulting bodies such as the Gartner Group and The Corporate Executive Board.
Mr. Ernest E. Keet* (Treasurer) Lee founded one of the first commercial software firms, Turnkey Systems, in 1967 and was its Chief Executive Officer until 1979. From 1979-1983, he was President of the Software Products Group at Dun & Bradstreet. In 1984, he founded Vanguard Atlantic Ltd., an investment fund specializing in early stage financing. He began his career at IBM in 1962 and holds an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Operations Research. He is the author of two books on technology themes.
Dr. Joshua Lederberg Joshua is a President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Rockefeller University. In 1958, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology for his work in genetic structure and function in microorganisms. Together with Edward Feigenbaum, he developed the first expert systems DENDRAL, MYCIN and MOLGEN. He organized and was head of the Department of Genetics at Stanford University. He also served as Director of the Kennedy Laboratories for Molecular Medicine, and of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Informatics at Rockefeller University.
Mr. Bruce W. McConnell Bruce is President of McConnell International, LLC, a Washington-based technology sales, marketing, and strategy consultancy. Until 2000, he served at the White House budget office as Chief of Information Policy and Technology for the US government. There he led creation of an information security strategy for government agencies, helped redirect government technology procurement and management along commercial lines, promoted the archiving and management of electronic records, and extended the presumption of open government information into the electronic arena.
Ms. Pamela McCorduck Best known for her historical writings on the history of artificial intelligence and about Japan’s Fifth Generation computing projects, Pam has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs to discuss computing issues.
Mr. Patrick J. McGovern Pat is the Founder and Chairman of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology-related information publisher. IDG’s publications include Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, CIO, and Channel World. In 1992, he founded the Pacific Technology Venture Fund, which was the first America-based technology venture fund to invest in Japan and other Asian countries.
Mr. Dan L. McGurk Dan is Chairman of Southland Title Corporation, which he founded in 1985. Earlier in his career, he held various positions at Thompson Ramo Wooldridge, was Vice President of Scientific Data Systems, and held the post of Group Vice President at Xerox. He founded and chaired Protype Corporation. He also served as Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President.
Ms. Susan Nycum Susan is a co-founder of Technology Disputes Resolution Services, Inc. which provides mediation and arbitration services in domestic and international technology disputes. She has been an advisor to the governments of Canada, Finland, Germany, India, Israel and Singapore for IT and IP policy. She is the former Chair of the American Bar Association section on Science and Technology and a former President of the Computer Law Association.
Dr. Anthony G. Oettinger Tony is Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Mathematics and Professor of Information Resources Policy at Harvard University. He is also Chairman of the Program for Information Resources Policy at Harvard. He chairs the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Joint Military Intelligence College and the U.S. Director of Central Intelligence’s Intelligence Science Board. He has consulted extensively for industry and government and is the author of various publications on technology matters. He has served as President of the Association for Computing Machinery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the IEEE.
Mr. Kenneth H. Olsen• In 1957, Ken co-founded Digital Equipment Corporation, which he headed until 1992. He also founded Advanced Modular Solutions, Inc. He received the National Medal of Technology in 1993 and is now retired.
Mr. Max Palevsky Max was a pioneer investor in the computer industry. He founded and has served as a Director of Packard Bell Computer Corporation, Scientific Data Systems, Inc., and Intel. Max retired as Director Emeritus of Intel Corporation in May 2000. He has also been involved in promoting campaign finance reform since the early 1980s.
Mr. Donn B. Parker Donn is a leading expert on computer security issues and the author of numerous books and articles on the subject. He worked in the computer field for 38 years at SRI International and is a retired consultant at RedSiren Technologies, Inc. He has served as advisor to numerous U.S. government agencies and businesses worldwide regarding information security. He has received all the major awards in his field and is a fellow of the ACM.
Mr. James L. Pelkey Jim has been a private investor since 1989. From 1984 through 1988, he was a General Partner of Montgomery Securities with responsibility for all venture capital operations. Prior to joining Montgomery Securities, he had been President of Sorcim, a personal computer software company, and Digital Sound Corporation, a pioneer in the voice processing industry. Board memberships include: Prediction Company; Blue Sky Research; and Peregrine Ventures, a venture capital partnership. Past Board memberships include: Santa Fe Institute (Chairman) and Global Business Networks.
Mr. Montgomery Phister, Jr.• Monty is best known to technology historians for his numerous publications inventorying the population of computers in information technology. He has spent a lifetime building and working with computers and served as an executive at Xerox Corporation.
Mr. James R. Porter Jim is past Chairman of CCI/Triad and has served in executive positions at Informatics, United Systems International, and Tracor Computing Company. He has been a principal participant in over 30 mergers and can account for more than 25 CEOs who have worked for him over the last 20 years.
Mr. Robert M. Price Bob is a retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Control Data Corporation, where he spent the bulk of his career. He also worked as an engineer and mathematician at Standard Oil, Convair, Lawrence Radiation Laboratories, and Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Emerson W. Pugh Emerson is the President of the IEEE Foundation, a past President of the IEEE, and a past Chair of the IEEE History Committee. He is the author of a college physics textbook and four books on the history of IBM and the computer industry. Emerson retired from IBM in 1993 after thirty-five years in research and development management positions. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Trustee of the IEEE History Center, and a Trustee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Mr. Thomas C. Rindfleisch Tom is the former Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Research and Development at SKOLAR, Inc., where he developed an innovative digital library system for physician information and education. He is also a Director Emeritus of Lane Medical Library at the Stanford Medical School. He directed a research laboratory for 30 years at Stanford that developed distributed-computing software and technologies, leading to four successful Silicon Valley start-up companies, including Cisco Systems. Tom began his career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the 1960s where he led a group developing and applying early digital image processing technologies in the space program, biomedicine, and forensic sciences. He serves as an advisor to government agencies and is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
Dr. Douglas T. Ross• Doug served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SofTech, Inc, creator of the structured analysis and design technique. He is a computer scientist and the developer of a wide range of software. He was also a professor at MIT.
Mr. Kenneth Ross Ken is a General Partner at RRE Ventures, and heads the firm’s Silicon Valley office. He is a co-founder and former CEO of Extricity, Inc., a company that pioneered the B2B integration software market. In this capacity, he oversaw the sales and implementation of some of the earliest supply chain integration projects. Prior to founding Extricity, he was President and CEO of Pillar Corporation, the leader in enterprise budgeting software; Documentum, one of the first companies to develop enterprise document management software; and Ross Systems, a company he founded as an early innovator in the enterprise resource planning and financial applications market.
Mr. George M. Ryan Prior to becoming a founding partner of Office Automation Associates, George was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CADO Systems Corporation. He has spent a lifetime as an executive in the information technology industry and has served on numerous boards of for-profit firms.
Dr. Jack E. Shemer Jack is Chairman of the Board and a co-founder of INCEP Technologies. Prior to this, he founded Teradata Corporation and served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Before Teradata, Shemer was Vice President of Systems Engineering for Citicorp’s Transactions Technology Inc., a co-founder of Xerox’s advanced development laboratory at the firm’s Palo Alto Research Center, and a Section Manager at Scientific Data Systems.
Mr. Richard H. Shriver Dick is General Manager of ECLA: European College for Liberal Arts, Berlin. Previously, he held top executive positions in industry, the non-profit sector of foreign economic development and government. He has held CIO-like positions at Chase Manhattan Bank, McGraw-Hill, and with the U.S. Treasury as Assistant Secretary for Electronic Systems and Information Technology. At the Department of Defense, he was Director, Telecommunications and Command and Control Systems.
Mr. Jeffery D. Stein Jeff is a serial entrepreneur in the information services industry. He was CEO and founder of On-Line Business Systems; the largest privately held information services company in the West. He later was CEO and founder of an early Internet company (Convene) specializing in distance education. Jeff was active with AFIPS and the Fall Joint and National Computer Conferences including serving as chairman of the National Computer Conference Committee.
Ms. Adelle Tomash** Adelle is a founder of the Charles Babbage Foundation, for which she has served as Secretary and Trustee, and the Charles Babbage Institute. She has served as a board member of numerous non-profit and educational groups and public charities in the Los Angeles area.
Mr. Erwin Tomash** Erwin was the Founder and Chairman of Dataproducts Corporation, and he is a founder of the Charles Babbage Institute and the Charles Babbage Foundation. He has worked for ERA, Sperry Rand, and served as President of Telemeter Magnetics, and as Vice President of Ampex Computer Products. He has also served on numerous private and public boards. He was awarded the Bronze Star for naval service during World War II.
Mr. Lawrence A. Welke Larry started ICP in 1967 with the objective of publishing a catalog of software packages. The ICP Directory became an extremely successful publication relied on by hundreds of software product vendors as a major vehicle for getting information about their products into the hands of their customers. In 1971, Welke began the annual Million Dollar Awards ceremonies which recognized successful software products and was instrumental in bringing credibility to the emerging software products industry.
Mr. Frederic G. Withington* Ted is a retired Vice President of Arthur D. Little and a leading authority on the IT industry. He is the author of numerous publications on the computer industry, served in many industry-wide associations, and began his career as a programmer.