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Kenneth H. Olsen

Digital Equipment Corporation

1957 - 1992

Computers & Electronics

Military ServiceNavy
1950 b. 1926
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateMassachusetts Institute of Technology
GraduateMS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Personal
Born-Died1926
BirthplaceConnecticut (CT)
RaceWhite
FatherWhite Collar Worker
Era - 1950

Olsen's DEC pioneered the minicomputer market in the 1960s and early 1970s, as well as the microcomputer market in the 1980s, garnering profits of over $1 billion by 1987. Olsen shepherded his company through many tough times, including DEC's un-preparedness for the microcomputer revolution, with his entrepreneurial yet grounded management style.