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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Gayatri Buragohain

Conceived the idea of an organization empowering women in India to learn, use, and create technology, thus breaking the stereotype in that country that women cannot be adept at these things

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Laurie Williams

Foremost co-researcher in agile software development and in the security of healthcare IT applications

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John L. Gustafson

Acclaimed for several achievements, he is most known for his work in High Performance Computing (HPC) such as the invention of Gustafson's Law

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Jack Yun Ma

Founder of one of the world's biggest B2B online marketplaces

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Robert (Bob) Proebsting

Inventor of the DRAM address multiplexing with the MK4096 4096 X 1 bit DRAM introduced in 1973

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David Hilbert

One of the founders of proof theory and mathematical logic, which led to the development of recursion theory and then mathematical logic; the basis for later theoretical computer science


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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Discovered the binary number system, anticipated Lagrangian interpolation, algorithmic information theory, and invented the calculus ratiocinator as well as a machine that could execute all four arithmetical operations, the Stepped Reckoner


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Barry W. Boehm

Known for his many contributions to software engineering

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