IT Honor Roll

The IT History Society wishes to acknowledge individuals who have made a noteworthy and out of the ordinary contribution to the information technology industry. Suggestions should be submitted by the community and not the individual. All submissions are subject for review by the IT Honor Roll Committee. If you have someone you'd like to nominate for the "IT Honor Roll," please submit it to us here.


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Philip (Phil) R. Zimmermann, Jr.

Creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), the most widely used email encryption software in the world

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Isidor Isaac Rabi

Co-founder of CERN; (the World Wide Web began as a CERN project called ENQUIRE) and his comments made while he served as the U.S. Representative to the NATO Science Committee prompted several discussions that led to the formation of a Study Group that organized the first conference on Software Engineering


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Derek Gehl

Internet marketing strategist, software developer, and e-commerce columnist and seminar speaker

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Michael (Mike) A. McNeilly

Obtained the first patent for the infrared deposition of silicon and other materials, which revolutionized the industry for deposition quality and slip free, dislocation free epi

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Gregory Bateson

He helped extend systems theory/cybernetics to the social/behavioral sciences


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Harry (Webb) McKinney

Co-leader of HP's post-merger integration team responsible for the planning and integration of HP and Compaq's systems, processes and people

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Edwin Earl Catmull

Contributed to many important developments in computer graphics

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James A. Gosling

Credited as the inventor of the Java programming language

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Giovanni Caselli

The inventor of the pantelegraph (a.k.a. Universal Telegraph or "all-purpose telegraph"), the predecessor of the modern fax machine


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Sandra L. Kurtzig

The first woman to take a high-tech company public, as developer of ASK Computer Systems Inc. and itís product, Manman; an ERP program that ran on Hewlett-Packard minicomputers and helped manufacturing companies plan materials purchases, production schedules, and other administrative functions on a scale that was previously possible only on large, costly mainframe computers

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