My working interests include satellite remote sensing, scientific computing, engineering and the management of these activities. Here are some of the people who have shaped my world. 

Author of CSP

Don Knuth
Author of The Art of Computer Programming

Richard Stallman
Father of the Free Software Foundation

Peter Drucker
Father of modern management. 
"Trusting the teacher in the grey-flannel suit"

Alan Turing
Founder of computer science

Douglas Comer
Editor of Software - Practice and Experience

Claude Shannon
Father of digital communication

Edwin H Armstrong
Inventor of FM

W Edwards Deming
Quality guru

Frederick P Brooks Jr
Author of The Mythical Man Month

Edward de Bono
Creative thinker

Gordon Moore
Moore's Law

Steve Wozniak, Inventor of the Apple Computer

 New to the list

John R. Boyd