It has been a great privilege to be Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL and inevitably as I pack my bags to make the long trip from Gordon Street to the Wellcome Trust on Euston Road, I have been reflecting on the last five years. So much has changed and so much has been achieved by UCL.
What the story of the ATM teaches us about innovation
25 June 2012
By Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL
45 years ago this week, an innovation which brought the British banking industry into the modern age was installed in Enfield, north London – the cash machine.
Truly innovative for its time, the ATM was the brainchild of one man, John Shepherd-Barron, after a brainwave when noticing how technology behind vending machines could be applied to banking.
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