Just Another CAT Stand Up Session
World Class ITians !!
Twitter : @ahmedeleven
Why am I doing this ?
For each ITian
− Who is this guy ?
− His biography
− Some of his quotes
What do you think about the future of IT ?
Why should we know about this ??!
Most of IT celebrities are still alive .
− Isn't it a chance for us to learn from them ? ..
Whoever you are and what ever you are doing
you still have the chance to change the world .
− Every simple idea could be a reason for changing
the world .
Lawrence (Larry) Ellison - childhood
Oracle's founder and CEO
born in New York.
At 9 months he contracted pneumonia
his 19-year-old mother gave him to her relatives
in Chicago to raise
Until he was 12 years old he did not know that
he was adopted
His adoptive father had lost his real estate
business in the Great Depression
Larry Ellison – fail !!
He has joined University of Illinois.
During the final exams in his second year,
− his adoptive mother died
− he dropped out of school
Joined the University of Chicago
− dropped out again after the first semester
Moved to California
− For the 8 years , he has bounced from job to job
Larry Ellison – first success
Worked as a programmer at Amdahl
Made his own company with 2 of his team
− Called Software Development Labs
Larry Ellison – ORACLE appearance
Came across a paper about RDBs
won a 2-year contract to build a RDBMS for the
− The project's code name: ORACLE
Larry Ellison – Oracle appearance
finished the project a year ahead of schedule.
− used the extra time to develop their system for
In 1980 , Ellison's company had only 8
− revenues were less than $1 million
in 1986, they got an initial offer with $31.5
Larry Ellison – ORACLE's drop
in 1990 the company posted its first losses
− Oracle's market capitalization fell by 80%
− The company was about to BANKRUPT !!
− he replaced much of the original senior staff with
more experienced managers
− channeled his own energies into product
Larry Ellison – ORACLE success
In 1992 , made Oracle the industry leader in
database management software .
Larry Ellison - hobbies
suffered serious injuries while body surfing and
− recovered from major surgery
continued to race his 78-foot yacht, Sayonara,
practice aerobatics in a succession of private
Larry Ellison – Sports success !!
In 1998, Ellison and Sayonara won the Sydney to
In 2010 , He won America's Cup yacht race
Larry Ellison - Quotes
I have had all of the disadvantages required for
When you innovate, you've got to be prepared
for everyone telling you you're nuts.
Steve Jobs - Childhood
Born in 1955, in San Francisco, California
adopted by Paul Jobs
− after he promised that they would send Jobs to
He went to college but decided to drop out
because it was too expensive.
− Didn't have a dorm room
− Slept on the floor in friends' rooms
− Returned coke bottles for 5 Cents to have food
Steve Jobs – First Success
started a company in a garage on 1976
− He was 20 years old
− With his friend Steve Wozniak
Made the first Apple
− A local store offered to bought 50 machines and to
finance the production
Jobs sold his WV and Wozniak sold his HP Scientific
Apple couldn't stand the competition with IBM
Steve Jobs – his shock !!
Jobs company came back again with Macintosh
Steve jobs convinced John Sculley to leave
Pepsi Cola and to work as Apple CEO
1986 , Apple revenues was 2$ billion and with
Jobs fired by Sculley from Apple !!
Steve Jobs – back to achievements
During the next five years he started two
Steve Jobs - NeXTStep
NeXTStep for building workstations
Steve Jobs – back to Apple !
1996 , Jobs convinced apple to buy NeXT and
make its software the foundation of the next-
generation Mac OS
Steve Jobs was named Apple’s interim CEO in
He is the current CEO .
Steve Jobs - Quotes
I've always wanted to own and control the
primary technology in everything we do.
I'm as proud of what we don't do as I am of
what we do.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and
Tim Berners-Lee – the www father
The man who invented the world wide web
Born in 1955 in London, England
His parents were both mathematicians
graduated as a Physics major from Oxford
University in 1976
he built his first computer using: a soldering
iron, TTL gates, an M6800 processor and an
Tim Berners-Lee – inventions
In 1989 , proposed a global hypertext project
designed to allow people to work together by
combining their knowledge in a web of
− the first World Wide Web server, "CERN HTTPd",
− the first client, "WorldWideWeb" a WYSIWYG
− ran in the NeXTStep environment
First Web Address ever !!
The first website was :
The first web address ever was :
Tim Berners-Lee - Quotes
You affect the world by what you browse.
Whatever the device you use for getting your
information out, it should be the same
Tim Berners-Lee - Quotes
The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it
yet. The future is still so much bigger than the
Celebrity damages private life.
Sites need to be able to interact in one single,