The Paul Gray Personal Computing Museum in partnership with CGU Center for Information Systems & Technology and CGU School of Arts and Humanities invites you to Decoding the Past: Conversations with PC Innovators, an ongoing conversation series with key players in the personal computer revolution.
This event is an opportunity to join a conversation between Ken Wasch, founder and CEO of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), and Dan Bricklin, inventor of VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST
Location | Online via Zoom
Dan Bricklin is currently full-time CTO of Alpha Software Corporation. He is also president of Software Garden, Inc., a small consulting firm and developer of software applications that he founded in 1985. Its most popular product is Note Taker HD for the Apple iPad. Mr. Bricklin is best known for codeveloping VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet, while he was a student at the Harvard Business School. VisiCalc is widely credited for fueling the rapid growth of the personal computer industry.
Ken Wasch founded the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) in 1984 and served as President and CEO until his retirement in 2018. SIIA is the principal trade group of the computer software and information content industries. SIIA’s 600 members include leading firms such as Oracle, McGraw Hill, Dow Jones, Bloomberg, Thompson, Reed Elsevier, etc. Organized into 5 divisions: Content, Software, Financial Information Services, Education Technology, and the Public Sector, SIIA helps its members develop markets and build business connections.