Vintage Computer Festival English Deutsch Español Français Italiano Nederlands Portugues Arabic New Home Contact
VCF 7.0 - Speaker Biography


Jerome Svigals


Jerry Svigals is a computer industry pioneer. He was trained on the ENIAC and helped develop the first database computer, the RCA BIZMAC.

In 33 years with IBM, he was Assistant Director of Marketing for the USA, Systems Manager for the Asia Pacific region, and Development Director for Electronic Banking.

Among many other achievements, he is the father of the magnetic striped bank card, IBM's first ATM, IBM's first branch banking subsystem, and IBM's first self-ticketing unit for airline passengers. He also helped to develop IBM's 705, 7070, 7074, and 360 computers.

Jerry has written 18 books with an emphasis on electronic banking and "smart cards", and is credited with 15 patents.

Back

General

Speakers

Exhibits

Screening

Retro-Code

Tours

Vendors

Directions

Lodging

BBS


Events

Blog

Library

Gazette

Gallery

Projects

Donate

Sponsors

Press

Mailing List

Links

FAQ

Contact

Login


Would you like to be notified of VCF events and activities? Sign up for our mailing list!


[Events] [Blog] [Library] [Gazette] [Gallery] [Projects] [Donate] [Sponsors] [Press] [Mailing List] [Links] [FAQ] [Contact]

Copyright © 1997-2014 Vintage Computer Festival
Vintage Computer Festival, VCF and the VCF logo are trademarks of VintageTech