Executive Team


Grady BoochGrady Booch
Co-creator and writer

Grady is a world-renowned computer scientist who is recognized for his innovative work in software engineering. Grady is an IBM Fellow – IBM’s highest technical position – and serves as Chief Scientist at IBM Research. Given his remarkable accomplishments to the field of computing, Grady has also been given the honor of Fellow for the two primary computing professional organizations, the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He has been awarded the Lovelace Medal and has given the Turing Lecture on behalf of the British Computer Society. Author of six best-selling books, Grady has published hundreds of technical articles and has lectured extensively around the world to many audiences, both technical as well as non-technical.

Jan BoochJan Booch
Co-creator and writer

Jan is a psychologist, social worker, theologian, and artist. Her role on the executive team is to insure that the human issues that inform the story of computing are included. As a social worker, she attends to issues of multiculturalism, inclusivism, and the impact computing has had on society As a psychotherapist, her focus is on how human desires and needs have shaped and continue to shape the development of computing technology. As a theologian, her focus is on the moral and ethical issues found in the story of computing. Finally, as a non-technical person, she assures that the stories will be approachable, understandable and interesting to the general public.

John HollarJohn Hollar
Executive Producer

John currently serves as President and CEO for the Computer History Museum. John previously was President of Penguin Television Ltd and Pearson Broadcast Ltd. He also served as Executive Vice President of the Public Broadcasting Service, where he launched the award-winning PBS.org and PBSKids.org. He has been the executive producer of more than 100 hours of documentary and children’s television. Computing is being developed in collaboration with the Computer History Museum, the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is based in Mountain View, CA, the heart of Silicon Valley.