SOURCE: Computer History Museum

Computer History Museum

March 16, 2010 09:00 ET

The Computer History Museum Appoints Executives From Ericsson Silicon Valley and HP to Board of Directors

New Trustees Phil McKinney and Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt Join Esteemed CHM Board of Trustees

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) -  The Computer History Museum (CHM) today announced the appointment of two new trustees to its Board of Directors. Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt of Ericsson and Mr. Phil McKinney of HP will bring their executive experience from leading technology companies to support the Computer History Museum's mission to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the Information Age.

Well respected in the wireless industry, Dr. Uddenfeldt serves as senior technology advisor to the CEO of Ericsson, heads strategy for Ericsson Technology, and is based at Ericsson Silicon Valley in San Jose. He is the recipient of a 2009 Innovator Award from TechAmerica, the U.S. technology industry's largest advocacy organization, for his individual contribution to wireless GSM (2G) and mobile broadband (3G/HSPA) technologies.

Mr. McKinney is a seasoned IT industry professional who currently serves as Vice President and CTO of HP's Personal Systems Group. Through his numerous worldwide speaking engagements, seminars and workshops, McKinney is recognized as a leading authority on technology and innovation and its impact on business, industries, economies and society.

"Dr. Uddenfeldt and Mr. McKinney truly appreciate and understand the importance of preserving computing history and will provide valuable insight that will continue to further the museum's goals," said John Hollar, CHM's president and CEO. "With more than six decades of combined technology experience, they bring unique insights and a global perspective into the historical significance of the Information Age."

Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt, Senior Vice President and Senior Technology Advisor to CEO for Ericsson
Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt has been with Ericsson since 1978, where he has served as head of Research at Ericsson Radio Systems, vice president of R&D for Ericsson's cellular radio products and CTO for the Ericsson Group with responsibility for worldwide R&D. Since 2004, Dr. Uddenfeldt has held the position of senior vice president and senior technology advisor to the CEO, where he is responsible for technology strategy, alignment with leading operators worldwide, as well as research and technology cooperation with leading U.S. Internet companies to establish converged mobile and fixed internet. In 2008, he relocated to Silicon Valley while retaining the position as Head of technology strategy.

Dr. Uddenfeldt is a Fellow of IEEE, and a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). In addition to the recent TechAmerica Innovator Award, he has been recognized with several prestigious prizes for his achievements: the 1997 German Edward Rhein Foundation Technology Prize for the innovation of GSM; the 2000 Swedish KTH Prize for GSM and 3G; and the 2005 Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences Gold Medal for his contribution to the cellular industry.

He currently chairs the Ericsson Research Board and the Ericsson Standardization Board, is vice chairman of the Board of the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences, and is a member of the Board of the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm).

Dr. Uddenfeldt received his Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and received an honorary Doctor's degree from the University of Lund.

Phil McKinney, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Personal Systems Group, HP
As vice president and chief technology officer for HP's Personal Systems Group, McKinney is responsible for long-range strategic planning and research and development (R&D) for all of the company's PC product lines, including mobile devices, notebooks, desktops and workstations. In addition, McKinney drives wireless and mobility strategic direction across all HP product lines as well as HP's involvement in industry-standards bodies, ergonomics and accessibility.

Previously, McKinney served as vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) for HP's Communication, Media and Entertainment business, responsible for executive CTO relationships with customers, long-range strategy, and R&D for HP's largest industry-vertical business segment.

Before joining HP, McKinney was senior vice president and founding chief information officer for Teligent, a global provider of fixed-wireless services. At Teligent, he led strategy development, IT infrastructure and global operations, managing a team of more than 1,000.

Prior to joining Teligent, McKinney held senior executive positions at Computer Sciences Corporation, where he directed communications industry consulting engagements worldwide and oversaw the division that provided mission-critical system outsourcing for more than 165 wireless and broadband service providers worldwide.

McKinney serves on the innovation board for Roche Diagnostics. He also serves as president of the Institute for Innovation and Information Productivity (IIIP) and on the executive board of the Santa Clara County Council for the Boy Scouts of America.

McKinney's blog and podcast on creativity and innovation, www.killerinnovations.com, has been ranked by "CIO Insights" among the top must-listen podcasts.

Uddenfeldt and McKinney were elected at the Board's January 28 meeting in Mountain View, Calif.

About the Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, Calif. is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history, and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs and moving images.

CHM brings computer history to life through an acclaimed speaker series, dynamic website, onsite tours, as well as physical and online exhibits. Current exhibits include The Silicon Engine, Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2, Mastering the Game: A History of Computer Chess, and Innovation in the Valley -- A Look at Silicon Valley Startups. The Visible Storage exhibit closed on February 1, in preparation for the major new exhibition. The online exhibit, featuring over 600 key objects from Visible Storage, is found at: www.computerhistory.org.

The major, new CHM Exhibition will open in late 2010.

For more information, visit www.computerhistory.org or call (650) 810-1059.

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