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.”
Backstage with Ray Ozzie (By invitation only)
Join a backstage live conversation with Fellow Ray Ozzie and CHM CEO Dan’l Lewin to get the inside scoop on his 40-year journey pioneering cutting-edge technology and building companies. Hear personal stories from close colleagues—software pioneer Dan Bricklin and Microsoft VP of AI and Research Lili Cheng. Experience a private tour of Ozzie’s personal collection of rare computing artifacts and learn what new technologies he is excited about today.
Award Ceremony and Program (Open to all registered guests)
Be inspired by Ray Ozzie’s story and impact as we honor and celebrate his lifetime of work in collaborative software and entrepreneurship with the 2021 CHM Fellow Award. Hear remarks from CHM CEO Dan’l Lewin and Accenture’s CTO Paul Daugherty and personal tributes from tech pioneer Bill Gates and entrepreneur Mark Cuban. Witness computing entrepreneur Mitch Kapor present the award and learn from Ozzie’s personal reflection on becoming a Fellow.
Explore ripple effects of the work of Ozzie and other innovators with an interactive panel of four thought leaders who will discuss today’s issues of technology for collaboration and connection and its impact on our lives. Journalist Steven Levy, data and society scholar danah boyd, tech media pioneer Esther Dyson, and writer and cultural critic Baratunde Thurston will delve into questions such as: Who are the builders and beneficiaries of today’s tech tools for collaboration and connection? How can they be more inclusive and trustworthy? How can we make choices to ensure that tech will better serve our personal well-being, our work, and society?
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/.