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angel

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Computing.

An investor in a high-risk enterprise. Traditionally, the term was applied to the financial backers of stage productions but it is now used increasingly for investors in e-business.

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BEER, (Anthony) Stafford (1926 - 2002), international consultant, cybernetics in management; Partner, Cwarel Isaf Institute, since 1999; Visiting Professor of Cybernetics: University of Sunderland, since 1997; Business School, University of Northumbria, since 1998; University of Stockholm, since 1999

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business History; Business and Management; Business Ethics; History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Science and Technology; Computing. 533 words.

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BEKER, Henry Joseph (<i>born</i> 1951), Chairman: Blackthorn Technologies Ltd, since 2012; CXOWare Inc., since 2013; Visiting Professor of Information Technology, Royal Holloway (formerly Royal Holloway College, then Royal Holloway and Bedford New College), University of London, since 1984

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; History of Engineering and Technology; Computing; Transport; Transportation Systems; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 246 words.

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bells and whistles

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — Computing.

Additions (such as options or warrants) made to a financial product to increase its appeal to the market.

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BURDEN, Roger Francis (<i>born</i> 1946), Director, Football Association, since 2001 (Acting Chairman, 2010–11)

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; History of Engineering and Technology; Computing; Business History; Business and Management; Business Ethics; Economic History; Economics; Insurance. 101 words.

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BUXTON, John Noel (1933 - 2009), Chairman, Room Underwriting Systems Ltd, 1993–97; Professor of Information Technology, King’s College, London, 1984–94

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Science and Technology; Computing. 196 words.

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CECIL, Charles Anthony (<i>born</i> 1962), Founder and Chief Executive, Revolution Software, since 1990

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; History of Engineering and Technology; Computing; Transport; Transportation Systems. 132 words.

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ELLISON, Lawrence J. (<i>born</i> 1944), Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Oracle Corporation, since 2014 (Chief Executive Officer, 1977–2014; President, 1977–96; Chairman, 1996–2004)

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; History of Engineering and Technology; Computing; Business History; Business and Management; Business Ethics; Transport; Transportation Systems. 89 words.

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FYI

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Economics.

Abbrev. for for your information. A document published on and about the Internet, similar to a RFC, but giving information rather than setting standards.

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HARTER, Andrew Charles (<i>born</i> 1961), Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RealVNC Ltd, since 2002; Fellow, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, since 2002

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; History of Engineering and Technology; Computing; Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems. 170 words.

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