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10 IT visionaries: men and women who changed history

In this article we offer you ten important names in the world of information technology and technology. Ours is not intended to be a ranking of importance, the intent is instead to highlight ten men and women who, thanks to their talent, commitment and ingenuity, have made a great contribution to technological innovation.

In this article you will find the names of ten IT visionaries, starting from names that have made the history of the last century and arriving at current figures, who give their contribution to innovation on a daily basis.

Here are the ten IT visionaries chosen by PC Cube.

Ada Lovelace

Known as the world’s first programmer, Ada Lovelace was a pioneer in computing in the 19th century. Collaborating with Charles Babbage, she wrote the algorithm for Babbage’s Analytical Engine, thus becoming the mother of computer programming.

Alan Turing

Alan Turing is a legendary figure in computer science. His work during World War II in cracking the Nazis’ Enigma codes saved countless lives. He is also considered the father of computer science and developed the concept of the Turing machine, a fundamental idea in information theory.

Grace Hopper

Known as “Amazing Grace,” Grace Hopper was a pioneer in computer science and software engineering. She was one of the first programmers of the Mark I, one of the first computers, and developed the first compiler for a programming language.

Linus Torvalds

The creator of the Linux operating system, Linus Torvalds revolutionized the world of software with his open source approach. Thanks to his vision and community collaboration, Linux has become one of the most popular operating systems in the world, powering servers, embedded devices, and much more.

Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton was the mind behind the software on board the Apollo lunar module. Her work played a crucial role in putting astronauts on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. She is also the one who coined the term “software engineering.”

Tim Berners-Lee

Known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee developed the first web browser and the first web server in 1990. His work opened the door to sharing and disseminating information on a global scale, forever changing the how we interact with the online world.

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg was one of the minds behind the success of Facebook, where she served as COO. He played a fundamental role in the development of the platform and its exponential growth, becoming one of the most influential figures in the world of technology.

Elon Musk

Known as a visionary entrepreneur, Elon Musk has revolutionized numerous sectors, from electric with Tesla to space with SpaceX. His bold visions and determination to pursue innovation have made him an iconic figure in computing and beyond.

Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer was one of Google’s first employees and played an integral role in the development of products such as Google Search, Google Maps, and Gmail. He later served as CEO of Yahoo, bringing his experience and vision to another large technology company.

Sundar Pichai

Current CEO of Google and Alphabet Inc., Sundar Pichai is a prominent figure in the technology industry. He has led Google through significant growth and played a key role in the development of products such as Chrome, Android and Google Cloud.


These 10 names represent just a small portion of the brilliant minds that have helped shape the world of computing. Their visions and innovations continue to inspire and guide our technological future, demonstrating the transformative power of the human mind in the digital age.