About Computerworld Honors Program

The Computerworld Honors Program was created in 1988 when chairmen of the 100 leading IT companies saw the need to identify and celebrate the people making the most significant achievements in the use of IT for the benefit of mankind. These leaders agreed to work together to ensure that heroic individuals who were using IT to benefit society were remembered and that their innovative works were collected and preserved. The Computerworld Honors collections now encompass nearly 4,000 case studies submitted by laureates on six continents. The program annually provides copies of these case studies, along with oral histories, video biographies and other primary source materials on the history of IT to more than 140 museums, libraries, universities and research institutions worldwide.