Fathers of technology: 10 unsung heroes

We honor some industry "fathers" who may have flown under your radar.

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Vic Hayes



Hayes is a Dutch-born electrical engineer who worked at NCR Corp. and later Agere. He's known less for technological wizardry than for his diplomatic skills. As chairman of the IEEE 802.11 working group for wireless LANs, he was instrumental in developing the standards that led to the success of 802.11 wireless LANs. Today, he is Senior Research Fellow at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Hayes' presentation on Wi-Fi delivered at the Global Information Infrastructure Symposium, Marrakech, Morocco, in 2007

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