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World Technology Network

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

"The World Technology Network is a global meeting ground, a virtual think tank, and an elite club whose members are all focused on the business and science of bringing important emerging technologies of all types (from biotech to new materials, from IT to new energy sources) into reality. The WTN's membership is comprised of approximately 1000 members from more than 60 countries, judged by their peers to be the most innovative in the technology world."

Official Website:
http://www.wtn.net/

Location:
New York City

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tom Anderson
Business
13-Oct-1975   Co-Founder of MySpace
Marc Andreessen
Computer Programmer
26-Apr-1971   Co-Founder of Netscape
Lori B. Andrews
Attorney
c. 1953   Genetics and biotechnology law
Paul Baran
Engineer
29-Apr-1926 26-Mar-2011 Packet-sharing in computer communications
Gregory Benford
Novelist
30-Jan-1941   Physicist and author of Timescape
Tim Berners-Lee
Computer Programmer
8-Jun-1955   Inventor of the World Wide Web
Jeff Bezos
Business
12-Jan-1964   Founder of Amazon
Tony Blair
Head of State
6-May-1953   UK Prime Minister, 1997-2007
Sherwood Boehlert
Politician
28-Sep-1936   Congressman from New York, 1983-2007
Grady Booch
Computer Programmer
27-Feb-1955   Unified Modeling Language
Sergey Brin
Business
21-Aug-1973   Co-Founder of Google
John Brockman
Pundit
1941   Editor of edge.org
Santiago Calatrava
Architect
28-Jul-1951   Designer of new WTC transit station
Steve Case
Business
21-Aug-1958   CEO of AOL, 1991-2001
Vint Cerf
Scientist
23-Jun-1943   Co-Designed Internet's TCP-IP protocol
John T. Chambers
Business
23-Aug-1949   CEO of Cisco
Bill Clinton
Head of State
19-Aug-1946   42nd US President, 1993-2001
Bram Cohen
Computer Programmer
1975   Creator of BitTorrent
Robert X. Cringely
Journalist
c. 1953   Computer pundit I, Cringely
Richard Dawkins
Biologist
26-Mar-1941   Zoologist and evolutionary biologist
Chris DeWolfe
Business
1966   Co-Founder of MySpace
Peter Diamandis
Activist
20-May-1961   Chairman of the X-Prize Foundation
Shawn Fanning
Computer Programmer
22-Nov-1980   Founded the Napster mp3 free-for-all
Dan Farmer
Computer Programmer
5-Apr-1962   Cowrote SATAN security auditing tool
David Filo
Business
20-Apr-1966   Co-Founder of Yahoo
John Gage
Business
c. 1942   Sun Microsystems
Bill Gates
Business
28-Oct-1955   Co-Founder of Microsoft
George Gilder
Pundit
29-Nov-1939   Technological futurist pundit
Rob Glaser
Business
16-Jan-1962   CEO of RealNetworks, 1994-2010
Mary L. Good
Educator
20-Jun-1931   Donaghey Professor, U. Arkansas
Al Gore
Politician
31-Mar-1948   US Vice President under Clinton
Maurice R. Greenberg
Business
4-May-1925   CEO of American International Group, 1967-2005
Brian Greene
Author
9-Feb-1963   The Elegant Universe
William R. Hambrecht
Business
c. 1935   W.R. Hambrecht & Co.
Danny Hillis
Business
25-Sep-1956   Co-Founder, Thinking Machines
Tomlinson Holman
Engineer
7-Jun-1946   THX sound system
Mark Hurd
Business
1957   President of Oracle
Steve Jobs
Business
24-Feb-1955 5-Oct-2011 Co-Founder of Apple Computer
Bill Joy
Computer Programmer
8-Nov-1954   BSD designer, C shell, vi, Java
Robert E. Kahn
Scientist
23-Dec-1938   Co-Inventor, Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Guy Kawasaki
Business
30-Aug-1954   Former chief evangelist of Apple Computer
Wolfgang Ketterle
Physicist
21-Oct-1957   Bose-Einstein condensates
Vinod Khosla
Business
28-Jan-1955   Venture capitalist
Randal Kleiser
Film Director
20-Jul-1946   Grease
Sir Harold Kroto
Chemist
7-Oct-1939   Co-Discovered fullerenes
Paul Krugman
Columnist
28-Feb-1953   New York Times columnist/economist
Lawrence Lessig
Attorney
3-Jun-1961   Constitutional and internet law
Bjørn Lomborg
Scholar
6-Jan-1965   The Skeptical Environmentalist
John Markoff
Journalist
24-Oct-1949   New York Times computer guy
John McCain
Politician
29-Aug-1936   US Senator from Arizona
Michael Milken
Business
4-Jul-1946   Convicted financial executive
Gordon Moore
Business
3-Jan-1929   Co-founder of Intel, laid down Moore's Law
Michael Moritz
Business
12-Sep-1954   Partner, Sequoia Capital
Walter Mossberg
Columnist
27-Mar-1947   Technology columnist, Wall Street Journal
Craig Newmark
Computer Programmer
2-Dec-1952   Founder, Craigslist
Paul Nurse
Scientist
25-Jan-1949   Regulators of cell cycle
Pierre M. Omidyar
Business
21-Jun-1967   Founder of eBay
Ray Ozzie
Computer Programmer
20-Nov-1955   Microsoft Chief Software Architect
Larry Page
Business
26-Mar-1973   Co-Founder of Google
Faith Popcorn
Pundit
c. 1948   The Popcorn Report
Howard Rheingold
Author
7-Jul-1947   The Virtual Community
Dennis Ritchie
Computer Programmer
9-Sep-1941 12-Oct-2011 Co-Creator of UNIX
Philip Rosedale
Business
29-Sep-1968   Founder and CEO, Linden Lab
Marc Rotenberg
Activist
c. 1961   Electronic Privacy Information Center
Burt Rutan
Scientist
17-Jun-1943   Homebrew aircraft guru
Pamela Samuelson
Educator
c. 1949   Computer Law Professor at UC Berkeley
Robert Shiller
Economist
29-Mar-1946   Irrational Exuberance
Peter Singer
Philosopher
6-Jul-1946   Animal Liberation
Eliot Spitzer
Government
10-Jun-1959   Governor of New York, 2007-08
Richard Stallman
Computer Programmer
16-Mar-1953   Founder, GNU software project
Sebastian Thrun
Scientist
1967   Stanford AI Laboratory
Linus Torvalds
Computer Programmer
28-Dec-1969   Created the kernel for the GNU/Linux OS
Guido van Rossum
Computer Programmer
?   Created Python programming language
Harold E. Varmus
Scientist
18-Dec-1939   Genetic causes of cancer
John Vasconcellos
Politician
11-May-1932   California State Legislator
Craig Venter
Biologist
14-Oct-1946   Engineered the first man-made bacterial cell
Jimbo Wales
Encyclopaedist
8-Aug-1966   Co-Founder of Wikipedia
Sanford I. Weill
Business
16-Mar-1933   CEO of Citigroup, 1998-2003
Jerry Wind
Educator
c. 1939   Director, SEI Center, Wharton
David Wu
Politician
8-Apr-1955   Congressman from Oregon, 1999-2011
Jerry Yang
Business
6-Nov-1968   Co-Founder of Yahoo
Muhammad Yunus
Business
28-Jun-1940   Banker to the Poor


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