• 1902 March 18
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John Simmons, a first class mathematician from Cambridge University, joined J. Lyons in 1922 and rose rapidly initiating many business processes changes to improve company efficency and effectivness. In the early 1930s he set up the Systems Analysis Office, and in 1947 sent two Lyons executives to the USA to assess new business methods. They identified computers as possible tools for helping Lyons to improve its profitability. Simmons persuaded the Board of Directors to back the notion and Lyons built the LEO Computer, with Simmons very much supervising the venture. His book LEO and the Managers espouse his business philosophy.
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    1902 March 18
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    Inspired J. Lyons & Co Limited to build first business computer
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