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Automation

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

                 

                 

007-200 Customer Record

 

 

Automation planning involved searches world wide on best procedures so that final decisions can be made on selecting the best for implementation by CBCofS.

1951 David J Smith began 18 years in automation at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania culminating in Vice President of the Automation Division
1960s/70s Robert George (Bob) Taylor appointed Automation Officer
1967 Peter Dominish was appointed to Automation Research Department

1969 from USA David J Smith joined CBC as Administrative Officer Automation 
1970 July CA Pg 1 & 2 by Administrative Officer - (Automation) - Smith David J, on proof, clearings and current account ledger functions of four Sydney city branches being centralised to Sydney Proof Centre & Sydney Posting Centre
1970s Kerr & Smith Architects designed the ten-level St Leonards Centre Building with 30 space car park and four exterior towers containing passenger lift, freight lift, toilet blocks, air-conditioning ductwork.
1972 November St Leonards Centre officially opened by Sir Robert Askin
1973 Peter Dominish appointed Chief Systems Analyst

1973/4 CBC Bank could not sort out Unpostables including trace numbers etc so $30m was written off and responsibilities for Unpostables was sent back to the branches to manage so was this the reason to appoint:-
 
1974 DJ (Jim) Sharpe Chief Manager St Leonards Centre (NAB Group News # 5 1983 May Pg 14)
1974 David J Smith appointed Executive Chief Manager Automation
1977 Automation Research & Development Executive Chief Manager Smith, David J; Chief Manager, Systems Dominish Peter J (June 30 Annual Report). 
1977 Peter Dominish appointed CM Systems & visited USA UK Europe studying banking systems resulting in NCR terminals selected for "Operation All-On"
1980 September David J Smith was appointed to AGM Data Processing Operations (Current Accounts December 1980).
1980 Nov 7 1750 AGM DP Operations David J Smith switched off the Honeywell H6048 Computer to make way for DPS8/70. (1980 December Current Accounts Pg 2)
About 500 people were employed under David J Smith's administration, 300 of whom worked at St Leonards Centre,
the remainder scattered around Australian Capital City Offices and branches.

1980s Merger computer planning, claims:-
1. Honeywell would not be capable of running NCBCofA computer requirements,
2. Computer should not be run from one central operation like Honeywell did
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 And through to integrations with IBMIsn't NAB Computer operations centralised in one location in Melbourne, same as Honeywell was? ---

1983 Chief Manager St Leonards Centre: Dominish, Peter J (Sep 30 Annual Report)
           

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