Cuthbert Hurd

1986 Computer Pioneer Award
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“For contributions to early computing”

 

Cuthbert Hurd joined IBM in 1949. He formed, and was director of, the IBM Applied Science Division. He was also a key advisor to Thomas Watson Jr. on the development of the IBM 701 machine. He assessed military computing requirements and was instrumental in applying those requirements to a single machine. Dr. Hurd later became director of the IBM Electronic Data Processing Machines Division.