Interview with Roger Graham OBE

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Roger Graham OBE has helped to develop 3,000 IT jobs and £500m of stakeholder value in his career.

Starting his career in the IT industry at IBM he rose to become account manager for Ford UK.

He left IBM after four-and-a-half years to join BIS in 1969, then a small software start-up.

He helped develop and sell one of the most important software packages for banking: MIDAS, which handled currancy transactions when they were deregulated.

Graham rose to chairman and chief executive of BIS and after leaving in the early 1990s he acted as a non-executive adviser to more than 24 companies in 22 years.

In 2015 he became the founder and first trustee of Archives of IT.

Interviewed by Martin Campbell-Kelly on 19 August 2015 at Gaston House.