InfoWorld’s Innovators for 2004 and 2005

InfoWorld salutes those who are creatively pushing the boundaries to accelerate the evolution of IT:

E-mail encryption as easy as remembering who you are: Dan Boneh and Matt Franklin

Lumeta chief scientist checks for network leaks with IP Sonar: Bill Cheswick

Revolutionary protocol takes pain out of sharing large files: Bram Cohen

Open source’s usability champion narrows the gap between Linux and Windows:
Miguel de Icaza

Shaping forms for an XML-based future: Micah Dubinko

Security as an immune system: Dr. Steven Hofmeyr

Spearheading advanced encryption: James Hughes

CoreStreet targets massively scalable validation: Phil Libin

Blue Titan orchestrates Web services: Frank Martinez

Intel VP jump-starts mobility with a platform approach: David ‘Big Dadi’ Perlmutter

RNA sniffs out network intrusions: Martin Roesch

IBM’s go-to guy developed PowerPC 970FX processor: Norman Rohrer

Another section looks ahead to 2005’s innovators. Among them:

Dr. Paul Terry, CTO of Cray Canada, wants to bring high-performance computing to the masses, or at least midlevel enterprises, with the Cray XD1 high-performance computer.

Suns HideyaKawahara [who is working on] Project Looking Glass, a 3-D desktop interface, primarily written in Java and intended for Linux and Solaris x86 PCs

Mark Maiffretis, co-founder of eEye Digital and also the companys chief hacking officer, helped develop Retina Network Security Scanner, which scans each machine on a network, reports vulnerabilities and offers fixes.

NiklaasZennstrm and JanusFriis, who created the file-sharing company Kazaa, believe Skype will change the nature of telephony.

Pete Mancaand Ben Sprachman, senior vice presidents at Egenera, lead a group that created hardware and software that virtualizes datacenter infrastructure.

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Rajesh Jain

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