James Goodfellow OBE (born 1937 in Paisley, Renfrewshire) is a Scottish inventor. In 1966, he patented Personal Identification Number (PIN) technology, and the Automatic Cash Dispenser.
He was a development engineer given the project of developing an automatic cash dispenser in 1965. His system accepted a machine readable encrypted card, with a numerical PIN keypad.
In 2006, Goodfellow was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his invention of the Personal Identification Number.