Thomas O. Jones, CE’54, WG’58

Tom Jones, CE'54, WG'58Tom Jones has been President and CEO of Fifth Generation Computer Corporation since September of 1987. The Company designs and develops large scale parallel processing systems for government agencies and the telecom industry. Fifth Gen is the holder of three patents which it licenses to various tech companies.

Earlier, from 1973 to 1984, Tom founded and became CEO of Jones Health Systems Management, Inc (JHSM), an information services company which developed software for the health care industry and managed hospital IT departments on an outsourced basis. During that period, he became the contracted Manager of IT for the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center for three years. From 1967 to 1973, he was Director of Management Systems and Vice President at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, a large NYSE investment banking firm.

He began his career in the computer industry in 1958 with the IBM Corporation in Philadelphia where he headed a sales team working with large clients in the electronics and aerospace industries. In 1966, Tom was selected to become a White House Fellow under President Lyndon Johnson, a year long program whereby each Fellow is assigned to a cabinet officer. He was selected to become a special assistant to HEW Secretary John W. Gardner.

He has been active in his community over the years, at both the local, state and national levels. In the early 1970’s, for example, he was appointed to serve on New York City’s Community Planning Board for the Chelsea-Clinton neighborhoods on New York’s West Side.

He has had a continuing interest in Education Policy, having worked with the New York City Urban Coalition on an advisory basis to its Education Group that set up several innovative Charter Schools in the 1970’s. He was also a member of the New York State Advisory Council on Education in Albany from 1970 through 1975.

Tom is a member of the IEEE, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Licensing Executives Society. He graduated with a BS degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954 and an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of Business in 1958.