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Black History: Celebrating Mark Dean

We are celebrating Mark Dean during this Black History Month.

Who is Mark Dean? He is one of technology's top innovators and computer engineer. Dean was part of a team that developed the first gigahertz chip. This invention allows people to process data faster on the computer.

He holds three of nine PC patents for co-creator, developing, and designing the IBM personal computer, introduced in 1981. Along with co-inventor and IBM colleague Dennis Moeller, he invented the interior hardware, Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) systems bus that would allow computers to connect to printers, monitors, mice, and more.

Dean's work has made a lasting contribution to the way we use computers today. Ironically, in 2011, Dean stated that he now uses only tablets instead of a PC.

Dean's work did not go unnoticed. He was named an IBM fellow in 1996, the first African American ever to receive the honor. In 1997, he was honored with the Black Engineer of the Year President's Award and inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. In 2001, nominated to be a member of the National Academy of Engineers.

"A lot of kids growing up today aren't told that you can be whatever you want to be. There may be obstacles, but there are no limits."

Help Info eNConnect Consulting team celebrate Mark Dean for Black History Month.

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