Take the chance - meet a real computer pioneer.

23 February, 2017 - 13:41

RISE SICS together with Swedsoft will arrange a seminar with a true Swedish computer legend,  Harold “Bud” Lawson.  Bud will share his experiences from a long career in computer science at the seminar in Kista called "Events that Changed the IT World - Experiences and Reflections of a Computer and Systems Engineering Pioneer".

We are also happy to announce that Seif Haridi, Professor and Chief Scientific Advisor at RISE SICS and KTH will moderate the seminar. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017,
15:00 to 17:00

Isafjordsgatan 22
Kista, Stockholm

Register via this link 


About the speaker
Harold "Bud" Lawson has been a leading pioneer in the computing and systems arenas. In this seminar he will share some of the significant highlights of his long career in the development and usage of computer technology including revealing several surprising details "behind the scenes events" in the development of computing technology and the computer industry.

His experiences and reflections have been published in a chapter of the book Reflections on the History of Computing: Preserving Memories and Sharing Stories. Bud Lawson has lived and worked in Sweden for over 46 years where he has made several significant contributions to the industrial, military and academic sectors. His professional career began in 1959 under the leadership of the legendary Rear Admiral Dr. Grace Murray Hopper at Remington Rand Univac in Philadelphia. During his long career he participated in several pioneering developments in software, hardware, computer based systems and international standards. For his invention of the pointer variable concept in programming languages he was awarded the prestigious IEEE Charles Babbage Computer Pioneer award in 2000. He has also recieved the INCOSE System Engineering Pioneer award in 2016 for his life long contributions to the unification of Software and Systems Engineering.