This year, in our tribute to people who’ve developed technology of enduring value, three quarters of our winners met very contemporary demands for improved security or better XML or Web services solutions. As we sifted through the submissions, we were also happy to see natural creativity thriving in today’s tough climate, with more and stronger candidates in the running than ever before. Together, win or lose, they’re accelerating the evolution of IT.

E-mail encryption as easy as remembering who you are
Dan Boneh and Matt Franklin

Lumeta chief scientist checks for network leaks with IP Sonar
Bill Cheswick

Revolutionary protocol takes pain out of sharing large files
Bram Cohen

Open source's usability champion narrows the gap between Linux and Windows
Miguel de Icaza

Shaping forms for an XML-based future
Micah Dubinko

Security as an immune system
Dr. Steven Hofmeyr

Spearheading advanced encryption
James Hughes

CoreStreet targets massively scalable validation
Phil Libin

Blue Titan orchestrates Web services
Frank Martinez

Intel VP jump-starts mobility with a platform approach
David 'Big Dadi' Perlmutter

RNA sniffs out network intrusions
Martin Roesch

IBM's go-to guy developed PowerPC 970FX processor
Norman Rohrer

Innovators to Watch in 2005
People and technologies that go beyond boundaries

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