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Oral History Collection

For over a decade, the Chairmen's Committee and Sponsors of the Computerworld Honors Program have made possible the creation of oral histories and video biographies of some of the most provocative thinkers and leaders of the information technology revolution.

These interviews are designed to capture for posterity some of the personal and professional stories of individuals, their goals, ideals, mentors, sources of inspiration and thoughts on the future of technology. Transcripts, and highlights of the original video of current Leadership Award Recipients, are available through the Computerworld Honors Program's Oral History Archives Online.

The company and title credited to individuals in the following Oral Histories reflect the position each held at the time of the interview.

All videos, photography and content on this Web site are © The Computerworld Information Technology Foundation. For any reprints or permissions use, please contact Kathleen Dury at 508.820.8503 or events@idgenterprise.com.

Marc Andreessen
Founder and Vice President
Netscape Communications Corporation

Robert Ballard
Founding Chairman of the JASON Project

Edward Barnholt
Chairman, President and CEO
Agilent Technologies

Craig Barrett
Chief Executive Officer
Intel

Bill Bass
Senior Vice President, E-commerce & International
Lands' End

Andreas Bechtolshiem
Vice President Giga Byte Switching
Cisco Systems

Gordon Bell
Chief Scientist
Stardent Computer

Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of the World Wide Web

Laura E. Campbell
Associate Librarian for Strategic Initiatives
Library of Congress

Steve Case
CEO
America Online

Vinton Cerf
Senior Vice President
Internet Architecture & Technology
WorldCom

John Chambers
Chairman & CEO
Cisco Systems

Gerald Cohen
Founder
Information Builders

Craig Conway
President & Chief Executive Officer
PeopleSoft Inc.

Seymour Cray
Chairman
Cray Computer Corporation

Michael Dell
CEO
Dell Computer

Linda M. Dillman
EVP, Risk Management & Benefits Administration
Wal-Mart Stores

Robert Dutkowsky
President & CEO
JD Edwards Corporation

Larry Ellison
President & CEO
Oracle

Douglas Engelbart
President
The Bootstrap Institute

Gordon Eubanks
President, CEO
Oblix

David Evans
Co-Founder
Evans & Sutherland

Joe Forehand
Chairman and CEO
Accenture

Jay Forrester
Germeshausen Professor Emeritus of Management
MIT, Sloan School of Management

John Gage
Director, Science Office
Sun Microsystems

William H. Gates
Chairman
Microsoft

Andrew Grove
Chairman
Intel

John Hammergren
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
McKesson Corporation

Frederick Hausheer
Founder, Chairman & CEO
BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals

Jeff Hawkins
Jeff Hawkins
Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Product Officer
Handspring

Bill Hewlett
Co-Founder
Hewlett-Packard

Max Hopper
Principal and Chief Executive Officer
Max D. Hopper Associates Inc.

Irwin Jacobs
Chairman
Qualcomm

Steve Jobs
CEO
NeXT

Bill Joy
Chief Scientist
Sun Microsystems

Robert Kahn
Founder & President
Corporation for National Research Initiatives

Ray Lane
General Partner
Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers

Mike Lazaridis
President & Co-Chief Executive Officer
Research In Motion

Ted Leonsis
President, Interactive Properties Group
AOL Time Warner

Kenneth Lewis
Chief Executive Officer
Bank of America

Steve Markman
Chairman, CEO & President
General Magic

J Andrew McCammon
Pioneer in Theoretical & Computational Chemistry
University of California at San Diego

John McDonald
Co-Founder
McDonald & Stredney

Patrick McGovern
Founder
International Data Group

David McQueen
Professor
New York University's Courant Institute

Scott McNealy
CEO
Sun Microsystems

J Edward McVaney
Co-Founder
JD Edwards

Robert Metcalfe
Founder
3Com

Anne Meyer
Center for Applied Science and Special Technology

Gordon Moore
Gordon Moore
Chairman Emeritus
Intel

Dr. Nathan N Myhrvold
Chief Technology Officer
Microsoft Corporation

Thomas Nies
Chairman
Cincom

Ken Olsen
Founder & President
Digital Equipment Corporation

Ann Vesperman Olson
Vice President Customer Service
Lands' End

Paul Otellini
President & Chief Operating Officer
Intel

David Packard
Co-Founder
Hewlett-Packard

Seymour Papert
LEGO Professor of Learning Research
MIT Media Lab

Charles Peskin
Professor
New York University's Courant Institute

Hasso Plattner
Co-Founder
SAP AG

John Pople
Professor
Northwestern University

Casey Powell
Chief Executive Officer
Sequent Computer Systems

Linda Roberts
Director
Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education

Michael C. Ruettgers
Executive Chairman
EMC Corporation

Hector de J. Ruiz, Ph.D.
Chairman & CEO
Advanced Micro Devices

Lewis Sadler
University of Illinois- Chicago Biomedical Visualization

Jerry Sanders
Chairman, CEO & Founder
Advanced Micro Devices

Eric Schmidt
Chairman & CEO
Novell

Stratton Sclavos
Chairman & CEO
VeriSign, Inc

Ralph Shrader
CEO
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Stephen Sprinkle
Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting

Don Stredney
Co-Founder
McDonald & Stredney

Matthew J. Szulik
Chairman, CEO & President
Red Hat

Ralph Szygenda
Group Vice President & Chief Information Officer
General Motors

John W. Thompson
Chairman of the Board & CEO
Symantec Corporation

Joseph Tucci
President & Chief Executive Officer
EMC

Hal Uplinger
Producer of Live Aid concert

J. Craig Venter
President & Chairman
The Center for the Advancement of Genomics

John White
Head of Manufacturing, RBS Americas
The Royal Bank of Scotland

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