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Oliver Standingford

Oliver Standingford

1912-1980

Oliver Standingford was a senior J Lyons & Co manager who, at the behest of John Simmons, visited the USA with T.R. Thompson to find out what innnovations were being developed in office management. They jointly wrote the report which was instrumental in the initiative which led to Lyons building the LEO computer.


Historical Timeline for Oliver Standingford :

Date Event
Oct 1947 J Lyons executives report on the potential of computers to automate clerical work

 

 

 

 
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