As the creator of Lotus Notes, the iconic corporate environment for online collaboration, as well as Microsoft’s former CTO and chief software architect and creator of Azure, Ray Ozzie has helped define the modern digital workplace. He has devoted his life since the 1970s to connecting people with computers and developing collaborative tools.
On March 18, 2021, Ray was honored by CHM for a lifetime of work in collaborative software and software entrepreneurship. Inspired by his work, the event’s themes focused on “build” and “tech for collaboration.” Before the public program and award ceremony, Ray Ozzie joined CHM CEO Dan’l Lewin backstage to get the inside scoop on his 40-year journey pioneering cutting-edge technology and building companies. Software pioneer Dan Bricklin and Microsoft VP of AI and Research Lili Cheng shared personal stories, followed by a personal tour by Ozzie of his personal collection of rare computing artifacts.
For all footage from “Building a Better World through Tech for Collaboration: A Celebration of Ray Ozzie” video extras, and related content, visit: https://computerhistory.org/2021-fellow-ray-ozzie/.
About the 2021 CHM Fellow Awards
The 2021 CHM Fellow Awards marks the Museum’s first-ever virtual Fellow Awards. CHM will celebrate the 2021 Fellows in a yearlong four-part series of thought-provoking virtual events and engaging digital content that explores the story and impact of each honoree and the present and future of tech for humanity.
Learn more about this year’s honorees and the 2021 Fellow Awards: https://computerhistory.org/fellow-awards/current/.