It's time for the Light Reading crew to decide who should be handed a key to the Hall of Fame in 2016 and we've come up with a shortlist of candidates that covers three centuries, two genders and one very broad mix of technology and service developments.
You'll find brief profiles of the candidates in our new Prime Reading feature, Hall of Fame 2016: The Candidates.
And, as usual, we're interested to know who you think should be inducted this year, so we've set up a reader poll where you can cast your vote. Please note, though, that the names with the most votes won't necessarily make it into the Hall of Fame this year -- this simply provides us with some guidance as to what the industry thinks and it's always interesting to see which names attract the big numbers!
Some of the names on our shortlist will be familiar -- AT&T's John Donovan and Reed Hastings at Netflix, for example. But some might be less familiar -- who already knows our industry's link to Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose?
And at least one might seem out of place: Our inclusion of Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr is not a mistake…
So vote in the poll and share your views on who you think deserves to be in the Hall of Fame on the message boards below.
— Ray Le Maistre, , Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading