Best known for having initiated open source on Linux Kernel development and distribution He was honored (shared with Dr Shinya Yamanaka) with the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize by the Technology Academy Finland His interest began with the purchase of Commodore VIC 20 system and Sinclair QL, which he modified extensively the operating system He purchased a copy of Minix for $5000 and started modifying it for IBM PC 386, which resulted in the creation of Linux At the age of3. he was named as TR100 (Top 100 innovators of the world) by MIT Technology Review His personal mascot is a cute Penguin nick named Tux Torvalds describes himself as “A religious atheist”
Started using GE computer during his school days Started creating games using BASIC language – First was a game on tic-tac-toe Was fascinated by the system and particularly the programming part Bill and his friends started are known to have started hacking systems that were not supposed to have been used by them. – DEC PDP-11 at CCC At the age of 17, Bill created Traffic counters using Intel's 8008 processors with Paul Allen Top scorer in SAT (1590/1600) Devised an algorithm for sorting pancakes Microsoft was created in 1976 at Albuquerque with Paul Allen – created BASIC interpreter for MITS system Initially Licensed and later on fully purchased DOS from Seattle Software Company which ultimately became MS DOS. This initiative was propelled by IBM’s entry into Personal Computer market Headed Microsoft from 1976 – 2006. Was responsible for product strategy and aggressively branded the company and products. Many cases against Microsoft’s business practices – Antitrust Litigations have claimed to have Bill Gates’s approval to many of Microsoft’s business practices that landed itself into antitrust cases One of the world’s wealthiest man Products include Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows Vista and SQL Server Has appeared in the Time Magazine’s front cover many times
British National Mathematician and a computer scientist Invented RDBMS while he was working at IBM in 1972 Received Doctorate at University of Michigan, Ann Arbour Worked as a researcher at IBM San Jose Research Laboratory Recipient of Turing Award in 1981 Inducted as the Fellow of Associated Computer Machinery His paper titled “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data banks” did the path breaking for RDBMS system Initially IBM was not interested in implementing this, but when the competitors started taking advantage of the power of RDBMS, IBM did the catching up game Created a language called Alpha that was designed to work with RDBMS. But IBM’s strategy was still to promote IMS/DB. A different group was set up who came up with SEQUEL language Larry Ellison was the first to launch Oracle DB which was an RDBMS, based on Codd’s paper. Created 12 Rules of RDBMS system to preserve its spirit of RDBMS Created OLAP systems, and implemented the 12 rules to establish the system.
Co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. Known for his enormous contributions in the field of Computers, Consumer Electronics, Software and Operating System Also founded NeXT and Pixar Animation Studios during his break from Apple He was finally acquired back into Apple, and he headed Apple till his last breath. This was the first CEO who was convinced by Object Orientation and implemented it in its entirety in the NeXT operating system. Later, it flowed into Mac OSX. Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web on a NeXT computer at CERN Adopted by Paul Jobs, Steve spent his childhood in Cupertino, California. He was introduced to Steve Wozniak (Woz) and they became best friends. They ultimately co-founded Apple Computers in 1976 Created Apple I and Apple II during the initial period.. Created hardware as well as OS and applications. Invented Macintosh in 1980 Once he was back at the helm of affairs at Apple, he invented a series of successful products – iMac, Mac Book Air, Pod, iPhone and iPad. His motivational speech carried the phrase “Stay Hungry Stay Foolish” at the Stanford University graduation day in 2005 was an inspirational phrase for the students community.
A Canadian Bachelor’s Degree from University Calgary Ph D in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University Created gosmacs, his own version Emacs Joined Sun Microsystems Created Java Programming Language Called as the Father of Java Built a Multi-processor version Unix when he was at CMU Contributed to the development of Real time Java Awarded “Order of Canada” in 2007 – a second highest civilian honour
A lead Engineer at Sun Microsystems Was responsible for creating XML Submitted XML Specifications to W3C His work on XML made SGML irrelevant XML is now the defacto web services language Created UBS – Universal Business Language
Sergey Brin and Larry Page Colleagues at Stanford University Architected and developed the Search Engine concept entirely differently They hit on the idea of analyzing the Internet links to rate their relevance Presented this idea as a paper at WWW 1998 conference and sought funds – raised 30 million USD Started Google Inc in 1998 Service suite from google includes Google Mail, Google Maps, Google Earth, etc.
Danish Computer Scientist Masters in Mathematics and Ph D in University of Cambridge England Created C++ by making it Object Oriented It was called C with Classes Professor at Texas A & M, Holder of College of Engineering Chair at Texas A & M Also headed the AT & T labs Program on Large Scale Programming Research He is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE
MS in CS at Univ of Wisconsin, Madison Creator of VisiText Founded Userland Software Developed XML-RPC protocol which led to Web Services
MS in Electrical Engg, Univ of California Created UML with Ivar Jacobson and Rumbagh Founded Rational Rose Created Booch Method IBM Fellow IEEE Award Winner
Scientist, MIT Professor and Inventor of WWW Independent Contracted at CERN Created HTTP and contributed to the development of Internet Director of W3C Knighted by Queen One of the 100 most important persons of 20th Century by Time Magazine
Designer and developer of C programming Language Co-created Unix with Ken Thompson Worked at Bell Labs Turing Award Winner in 1983 He was also the head of Lucent Technologies Systems Software Received National Medal of Technology from Bill Clinton in 1999
Drivers for technology innovations and trends
Drivers for Technology
Innovations and Trends
Dr. Kumar B. V.,
Director, Altius Inc.,
• About Myself
• Drivers for Technology Innovations and Trends
• Director, Altius Inc.,
• Consultant and Services Provider
• Over 22 years of Industry Experience and Exposure - Infosys, Cognizant & Sun
• Technology Evangelist, Thought-leader and Mentor
• International Speaker - Conferences and Workshops
• Published Many Technology Papers
• Authored International Titles in Web Services, Security, SOA, J2EE etc.
• Two Patents at USPTO
• Harvard Drop out
• Wrote tic-tac-toe in BASIC
during school days
• Wrote fastest sorting
algorithm of his time
• Started Microsoft in 1976
• One of the richest individual in
the world today
• Students at Stanford
• Created powerful search
• Analyzing links and convert
it into a biz idea
• Started Google Inc.
• Created Gmail, Google
Earth, Google Map etc
How’s the Future? - Some
• Can we predict the
• How long can we?
• How accurately can we?
• How accurate the
predictions have been?
Some Future Predictions - On
the lighter side
• 2080 Headlines
• Kasab Dies at 97 in Indian Jail
• Sharad Pawar owns half the world
• A. Raja’s grand son D. Raja is caught in 6G Scam
• A girl in Mumbai travels 60 ft. safely
• Lakshadweep Cats Join IPL as the 76th team
• GolMaal 34 released, Tushar Kapur still unable to talk or act
• FaceBook Declared as a continent
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