Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - John Landry

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-08-23
 
 
 

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired

Once the captains of the Tech industry, these former executives have slipped quietly out of the public eye. But theyve been busy.

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Ken Olsen

One of the stalwarts of IT when he co-founded Digital Equipment in 1957 and helped to create the minicomputer space, Olsen retired in 1992. He announced famously in 1977 There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home,

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Ken Olsen

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - John F. Akers

Among IBMs most notable admirals, Akers led Big Blue as CEO from 1985 to 1993, some of the companys most trying times. Akers has largely kept his name out of the public eye serving quietly as director and board member at several U.S. corporations and ch

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - John F. Akers

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - John Landry

A Lotus alum, Landry was vice president, technology strategy at IBM, where he was responsible for discovering and evaluating new, disruptive technologies emerging for Big Blue. He is currently a director and investor in several private high technology com

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - John Landry

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Jim Barksdale

Former president and CEO of Netscape Communications, currently serves on the board of directors of Federal Express, Sun Microsystems and Time Warner, among others. He has also engaged in major philanthropic projects, including the Barksdale Reading Instit

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Jim Barksdale

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Mitch Kapor

Mitchell David Kapor, founder of Lotus Development and designer of Lotus 1-2-3, launched the Open Source Applications Foundation in 2001 and is working on something called Chandler, an open source, personal information manager. He has been c

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Mitch Kapor

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Philippe Kahn

The founder of Borland Software and later LightSurf Technologies is now focusing on building up Fullpower Technologies, which he co-founded in 2003 with his wife, Sonia Lee. This startup, which reports on its Web page that it is still in stealth mode, is

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Philippe Kahn

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Dennis Hayes

The man who invented the Hayes Modem in 1977, which gave PC users their first access to online computing, is now a partner in the venture capital firm of Rothschild, Owen, Hayes & Partners. He is also president of Virtual Resources, an Internet consulting

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Dennis Hayes

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Mike Maples

Maples spent time at IBM as director of software strategy and Microsoft, where he was vice president of Worldwide Products Group, before retiring in 1995. Now he sits on the Board of Visitors for the Engineering School at the University of Oklahoma and th

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Mike Maples

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Rod Canion

The Co-founder of Compaq Computer is now chairman of the board of Questia Media America. Since the Compaq board of directors sent him packing in 1991, Canion has co-founded business services company InSource Management Group, and was its chairman until Se

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Rod Canion

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Jim Manzi

Former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lotus Development Corporation from 1984 until 1995, when it was acquired by IBM. Manzi runs Stonegate Capital, his personal investment fund, from which he has supported several technology start-up

Where Are They Now: 10 IT Execs You Only Thought Retired - Jim Manzi

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