10 Techies in the Shadows - Michael Kuptz, general manager, Lenovos U.S. Division

By Michael Hickins  |  Posted 2008-01-30 Print this article Print

As the Microdrive business line manager of the IBM Storage Technology Division, Kuptz headed up the group that came up with the basics of the drive on which the iPod is based. Kuptz has been known to refer to himself, somewhat facetiously, as the "father of the iPod."


Some of the people on this list are little-known co-founders playing second banana to more famous names. Others have broken new ground or developed much-heralded technologies without winning much fame for themselves. You should know them, and, more importantly, you should know what they do. By Michael Hickins


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