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Roger Cornwell
40 The Avenue

Telephone: : (0191) 386 8756

Fax:: (0191) 386 8787


Current occupation
Self-employed internet and computer consultant (since July 1998)
- See elsewhere on this web site for more details.
Last employment
BT Information Services
July 1996 to June 1998
Technical Implementation Manager
March 1994 - June 1996
Technical Project Manager (team leader) of VM Technical Support team - responsible for systems software on all of BT's VM mainframes
April 1991 - February 1994
Senior Systems Engineer working on system performance and VM technical support
June 1985 - March 1991
Senior Systems Engineer with the North East District of British Telecom.
Responsibilities included VM technical support, performance measurement, and capacity planning.
Previous employment
Northumberland County Council
1979-1985 - Technical Support manager
Responsible for:
  • Managing team of systems programmers
  • Detailed hardware and software evaluation
  • Systems programming tasks, in VM, VS1, and MVS.
  • Transfer of computer centre from Newcastle to Morpeth
  • VS1 to MVS conversion
1974-1979 - Chief Analyst/Programmer
Responsible for
  • Project management
  • Staff management
  • systems programming
1972-1974 - Systems analyst
Tasks included defining CICS programs (remember this was 1973!) and a DOS to VS1 conversion.
Greater London Council
September 1968 - September 1972
I successively held the posts of trainee systems analyst/programmer (using assembler), systems analyst/programmer, lately in the technical support team, then finally team leader.

Secondary Education
Palmers School for Boys, Grays, Essex - 1958-1965 (now transformed into Palmers College)
9 'O' levels
5 'A' levels (pure maths, applied maths, further maths, physics, chemistry)
Tertiary education
Birmingham University 1965-68
BSc in Mathematics (1968)
Professional qualification
Part 1 of the British Computer Society's examination (April 1970).


Data Protection: Putting the record straight. Marie Staunton and Roger Cornwell, NCCL, London, 1984.

Security in VM systems Paper contributed to the Xephon Conference New Directions in VM held on 21/22 October 1987 at the Regent Crest Hotel, London.

Personal details

12 March 1947, Lewisham, London
Positions held
Member, Northern Regional Council of the TUC
Director, The North East Innovation Centre
Chairman, The City of Durham Trust
Footpaths officer, Durham Group of the Ramblers Association
Committee member, Alliance Française de Newcastle-upon-Tyne