The Info List - Frank T. Cary

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Frank T. Cary (14 December 1920, Gooding, Idaho
Gooding, Idaho
– 1 January 2006, Darien, Connecticut) was an American executive and businessman. Cary served as the chairman from 1973 to 1983 and CEO from 1973 to 1981 of IBM. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.[1] While he was not well known outside IBM, during his tenure as chief executive he presided over a period of rapid growth in product, revenue and profit. His most notable accomplishment was recognizing that the personal computer was going to be an emerging product category that could ultimately be a threat to IBM. Consequently, he forced the creation of a special, small dedicated group to spearhead an answer to Apple, within IBM
but totally protected from the internal bureaucracy of a large corporation. Frank T. Cary died, aged 85, on New Year's Day
New Year's Day
2006. References[edit]

^ "Former Steering Committee Members". bilderbergmeetings.org. Bilderberg Group. Archived from the original on 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 

External links[edit]

Biography of Frank Cary (IBM) Frank Cary, Past Chairman
of I.B.M., Is Dead at 85 (NY Times; January 1, 2006)

Business positions

Preceded by T. Vincent Learson CEOs of IBM 1973–1981 Succeeded by John R. Opel

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History of IBM Mergers and acquisitions Think (motto) Operating Systems


Cell microprocessor Mainframe Personal Computer IBM
Power Systems Information Management Software Lotus Software Rational Software SPSS ILOG Tivoli Software: Service Automation Manager WebSphere alphaWorks Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History Mashup Center PureQuery Redbooks FlashSystem Fortran Connections

Business entities

Center for The Business of Government Cloud computing Global Services International subsidiaries jStart Kenexa Research The Weather Company
The Weather Company
(Weather Underground)



1250 René-Lévesque, Montreal, QC One Atlantic Center, Atlanta, GA

Software Labs

Rome Software Lab Toronto Software Lab


330 North Wabash, Chicago, IL Johannesburg Seattle

Research Labs

Africa Almaden Austin Laboratory Australia Brazil China Laboratory Haifa Laboratory India Laboratory Ireland Thomas J. Watson
Thomas J. Watson
Center, New York Tokyo Zurich Laboratory


Hakozaki Facility Yamato Facility

Cambridge Scientific Center IBM
Hursley Canada Head Office Building IBM
Rochester Somers Office Complex


Academy of Technology Centers for Advanced Studies: CASCON Deep Thunder IBM
Fellow Pulse conference The Great Mind Challenge DeveloperWorks: Develothon Linux Technology Center IBM
Virtual Universe Community Smarter Planet World Community Grid


Automated teller machine Electronic keypunch Hard disk drive Floppy disk DRAM Relational model Selectric typewriter Financial swaps Universal Product Code Magnetic stripe card Sabre airline reservation system Scanning tunneling microscope


Globally Integrated Enterprise Commercial Processing Workload Consumability e-business


Thomas J. Watson
Thomas J. Watson
(1914–1956) Thomas Watson Jr.
Thomas Watson Jr.
(1956–1971) T. Vincent Learson
T. Vincent Learson
(1971–1973) Frank T. Cary (1973–1981) John R. Opel (1981–1985) John Fellows Akers (1985–1993) Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
(1993–2002) Samuel J. Palmisano
Samuel J. Palmisano
(2002–2011) Ginni Rometty
Ginni Rometty

Board of directors

Alain Belda William R. Brody Kenneth Chenault Michael L. Eskew David Farr Shirley Ann Jackson Andrew N. Liveris James McNerney James W. Owens Samuel J. Palmisano Virginia M. Rometty Joan E. Spero Sidney Taurel Lorenzo Zambrano


A Boy and His Atom Common Public License/ IBM
Public License Customer engineer Deep Blue Deep Thought Dynamic infrastructure GUIDE International IBM
and the Holocaust IBM
international chess tournament Lucifer cipher Mathematica IBM
Plex SHARE computing ScicomP Watson Quantum Experience

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 287581531

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