Last week, the Austin Technology Council honored ten people from the Austin technology community at its first Austin Tech Hall of Fame.

The event held at Calavista Software honored eight foundational and legacy inductees whose contributions have been pivotal in establishing Austin as a thriving tech hub.

The inductees included:

John Sibley Butler: A distinguished professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Butler is renowned for his contributions to entrepreneurship, minority business development, and fostering inclusive economic growth.

Michael Dell is the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, a pioneer in the personal computer revolution with an innovative direct-to-consumer sales model.

Lori Hawkins: A respected journalist for the Austin American-Statesman, she is known for her insightful reporting on the technology industry, startups, and venture capital, which has significantly enhanced Austin’s tech visibility.

Admiral Bobby Inman: Retired U.S. Navy admiral and intelligence expert who served in top positions at the NSA and CIA, also influential in the tech industry as a professor and board member.

Laura Kilcrease
: Prominent venture capitalist and entrepreneur, founder of Austin Technology Incubator, and CEO of Alberta Innovates, driving economic growth and technological advancement.

George Kozmetsky
: Visionary entrepreneur, co-founder of Teledyne Technologies, former dean of UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business, instrumental in promoting innovation and economic growth.

Jimmy Treybig
: Founder of Tandem Computers, pioneer of fault-tolerant computer systems, significantly advancing high-availability computing solutions.

James Truchard: Co-founder and former CEO of National Instruments, known for his leadership in virtual instrumentation and significant contributions to automated testing and measurement.

The event also recognized Joyce Durst of Growth Acceleration Partners into the 2024 Austin Tech Hall of Fame. And Ashley Rose of Living Security as the recipient of its 2024 First Time Founder Award.

The ATC Board of Directors selected this year’s inductees.

“Our tech ecosystem was created by a variety of people in a variety of roles who came together for the common good of Austin. The energy in the room at this event, from people spanning five decades, was contagious,” Thom Singer, CEO of the Austin Technology Council, said in a news release. “Our role at ATC is to continue finding ways to bring people together, as the secret weapon to Austin’s future is the people in our community working together.”