PAST VISIONARY HONOREES

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Visionary Honorees 2017

Don Eigler

Don Eigler Director at the Wetnose Institute for Advanced Pelagic

Linda Rottenberg

Linda Rottenberg CEO and Cofounder, Endeavor

Megan Smith

Megan Smith 3rd U.S. CTO, Entrepreneur, Engineer

Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman Architect, Designer, Inventor and Professor, MIT's Med

Visionary Honorees 2016

Jennifer Pahlka

Jennifer Pahlka Founder, Code for America

Chairman Tom Wheeler

Chairman Tom Wheeler Chairman, FCC

Carl Bass

Carl Bass CEO, Autodesk

Andrew Stephen Grove

Andrew Stephen Grove Founder and CEO, Intel Corporation

Visionary Honorees 2015

Anne Wojcicki

Anne Wojcicki CEO and Co-Founder, 23andMe

David Kelley

David Kelley Founder and Chairman, IDEO

Katie Linendoll

Katie Linendoll Reporter and Journalist, Today Show

Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell Founder and CEO, Nest

Visionary Honorees 2014

Tim Draper

Tim Draper Founding Partner, DFJ

Jessica Jackley

Jessica Jackley Entrepreneur, Author, Investor

Tim O’Reilly

Tim O’Reilly Founder, O'Reilly Media

Tina Seelig

Tina Seelig Prof of the Practice, Department of MS & E, Stanford University

Visionary Honorees 2013

Steve Blank

Steve Blank Serial-entrepreneur and Academician

Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis Chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation

Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil Author, Inventor, Futurist

Padma Warrior

Padma Warrior Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco

Visionary Honorees 2012

Jim Breyer

Jim Breyer Partner, Accel

David Kirkpatrick

David Kirkpatrick Founder and CEO, Techonomy Media

Salman Khan

Salman Khan Founder, Khan Academy

Elon Musk

Elon Musk Founder and CEO, Tesla Motors

Visionary Honorees 2011

Promod Haque

Promod Haque Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Dr. Hermann Hauser

Dr. Hermann Hauser Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners

Guy L. “Bud” Tribble

Guy L. “Bud” Tribble VP of Software Technology, Apple

T.J. Rodgers

T.J. Rodgers Founder, President, CEO and Director, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Visionary Honorees 2010

Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and Partner, LinkedIn and Greylock Partners

Arthur C. Patterson

Arthur C. Patterson Co-Founder, Accel Partners

Brent Schlender

Brent Schlender Executive Director and Co-Founder, Techonomy Media

Chris Shipley

Chris Shipley Chairman and CEO, Guidewire Group

Visionary Honorees 2009

James H. Clark

James H. Clark Co-Founder, Silicon Graphics and Netscape

Judy Estrin

Judy Estrin CEO, Jlabs

Vinod Kohsla

Vinod Kohsla Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems

Kay Koplovitz

Kay Koplovitz Founder, USA Network

Visionary Honorees 2008

Forest Baskett

Forest Baskett General Partner, NEA

Diane Greene

Diane Greene President and CEO, Vmware

Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings Founder and CEO, Netflix

Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs

Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs Chairman and Co-Founder, Qualcomm

Steven Levy

Steven Levy Senior Writer, WIRED

Visionary Honorees 2007

Craig McCaw

Craig McCaw Founder, Chairman and CEO, Eagle River Investments

Michael Moritz

Michael Moritz Partner, Sequoia Capital

Walt Mossberg

Walt Mossberg Columnist, Wall Street Journal

Heidi Roizen

Heidi Roizen Venture Capitalist, Mobius Venture Capital

Visionary Honorees 2006

Vinton G. Cerf

Vinton G. Cerf VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Chairman, IBM Corporation

John L. Hennessy

John L. Hennessy Prof. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University

Terry Semel

Terry Semel Chairman and CEO, Yahoo

Visionary Honorees 2005

Carol Bartz

Carol Bartz Chairman, President and CEO, Autodesk

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina Former Chairman and CEO, HP

William H. Draper, III

William H. Draper, III Managing Director, Draper Richards L.P.

Ray Ozzie

Ray Ozzie CTO, Microsoft

Visionary Honorees 2004

Craig R. Barrett

Craig R. Barrett Retired CEO and Chairman of the Board, Intel

Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff Chairman and CEO, Salesforce

John Chambers

John Chambers President and CEO, Cisco Systems

Scott D. Cook

Scott D. Cook Co-Founder and Chairman, Intuit

Visionary Honorees 2003

Andy Bechtolsheim

Andy Bechtolsheim VP and General Manager, Gigabit Systems, Cisco

Eric Benhamou

Eric Benhamou Chairman, 3Com Corporation

Dr. JoMei Chang

Dr. JoMei Chang Founder and CEO, Vitria

Alfred Chuang

Alfred Chuang CEO, BEA Systems

Kamran Elahian

Kamran Elahian Chairman, Global Catalyst Partners

Visionary Honorees 2002

Sandra Kurtzig

Sandra Kurtzig Former CEO, ASK Computer Systems

Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell Founder, Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese

Grady Booch

Grady Booch Chief Scientist, Rational Software Corporation

John Seely Brown

John Seely Brown Former Director, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Jimmy Treybig

Jimmy Treybig Former CEO, Tandem Computers

Gordon E. Moore

Gordon E. Moore President, CEO and Chairman, Intel

Dick Kramlich

Dick Kramlich Chairman and Co-Founder, NEA

Visionary Honorees 2001

Catherine Muther

Catherine Muther Founder, Astia, Three Guineas Fund

Sandy Robertson

Sandy Robertson Founding Partner, Francisco Partners

Arthur Rock

Arthur Rock Principal, Arthur Rock & Co

Jeff Skoll

Jeff Skoll Philanthropist, eBay Pioneer

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak Co-Founder and Technical Visionary, Apple

Visionary Honorees 2000

Ronald Conway

Ronald Conway Founding General Partner, Angel Investors L.P.

Charles M. Geschke

Charles M. Geschke Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Adobe Systems

Gerald W. Kearby

Gerald W. Kearby Co-Founder, President, CEO and Director, Liquid Audio, Inc

Steve Kirsch

Steve Kirsch CEO, Propel

Alain Rossman

Alain Rossman Founder, Chairman and CEO, Phone.com

Larry Sonsini

Larry Sonsini Chairman and CEO, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati

John E. Warnock

John E. Warnock Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and CEO, Adobe Systems

Visionary Honorees 1999

Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen CTO, AOL

Doug Engelbart

Doug Engelbart Inventor, Discoverer, and Dreamer

Bill Gates

Bill Gates Founder and CEO, Microsoft

James Gosling

James Gosling VP and Fellow, eBay

Ann Winblad

Ann Winblad Founding Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Visionary Honorees 1998

Edwin Catmull

Edwin Catmull Executive VP and CTO, Pixar

Alan Cooper

Alan Cooper President, Cooper Interaction Design

John Doerr

John Doerr Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers Venture Capital

Donna Dubinsky

Donna Dubinsky Co-Founder, Handspring

Jeff Hawkins

Jeff Hawkins Co-Founder, Handspring

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson Chairman, EDventure Holdings

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki CEO, Garage Technology Venture

Scott McNealy

Scott McNealy Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems

Robert Metcalfe

Robert Metcalfe Co-invented Ethernet, Founder, 3Com

Nathan Myhrvold

Nathan Myhrvold CTO, Microsoft

Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang Co-Founder, Yahoo

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