The people portrayed here represent a diverse group selected by Baseline readers and editors for their contributions to the world of information technology.
The world of IT is one of innovation, leadership and collaboration, and the 50 individuals profiled in this gallery have played major roles in getting us where we are today and will help us get to where we want to be in the future. Take, for example, Vinton Cerf, co-designer of TCP/IP protocols and co-architect of the early Internet. With decades spend in the IT field, he continues to seek out new technologies and business models as Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist. And let’s not forget Al Gore, who was derided for his claim that he took the initiative in creating the Internet. But Cerf says Gore did play a critical role in promoting the creation of a national information infrastructure.
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