Cuthbert Hurd

1986 Computer Pioneer Award

"For contributions to early computing"



Cuthbert Hurd Photo

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.