That said, my personal list of geek gods includes :
- Henning - One of the three writers of SIP, currently a Columbia Professor. (Just like Madonna, Sting and Bono, Mr. Schulzrinne needs only one name)
- Doug Tucker - CTO of Ubiquity, and in my opinion, the whole and complete package. He even took Kung Fu back in the day. Gotta love the dangerous geeks.
- Mark Reid - Editor of H.245, big shot at NMS and a perfect technical manager.
- Brough Turner - Long time CTO of NMS, long time leader, long time VON show dancer.
- Eric Burger - Interim CTO of BEA, founder of Snowshore and instantly credible in any room.
- Daniel Biage - CTO of Versatel Networks, old school engineering at it's finest. Go to Quebec to learn how to deeply care about what you do.
- Jeff Bernstein - Founder of 2Wire and PictureTel, really nice, really smart. Really nice, too. God is he smart.
- Dan Petrie - Independent Consultant and smart guy at PingTel, among the first to "get it"
- Ed Bassart - Founder of ShoreTel, been at it since the beginning, and deeply smart.