Wayne Hodgins. Wayne Hodgins of the design software and digital content company Autodesk received the Hans Karlsson Award in recognition of his work on educational technology standards. His citation reads, "For your extraordinary leadership and vision that led to the first learning technology standard and that was instrumental in moving an entire industry to pursue a standards-based rather than a proprietary approach."
Hodgins is the elected chair of the IEEE P1484 Standards Working Group for Learning Object Metadata, a focus group of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee.
In his role as Director of Worldwide Learning Strategies at Autodesk, Hodgins is responsible for improving interactions among employees, partners, and customers through what he refers to as learnativity.
Victor Hayes. For his "dedication to the advancement of technologies and their use in a wide area of segments, markets, and applications benefiting all our lives," Victor Hayes also received the Hans Karlsson Award. The award recognizes his long-standing involvement with the IEEE 802.11 wireless standard.
Hayes chaired the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group, a subcommittee of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee, at the time of the 802.11 standard's release in 1996. Broad adoption of 802.11-compliant technology has pushed down prices of wireless Web access, service, and equipment, leading to widespread wireless Internet connectivity at hotels, airports, cafes, businesses, and homes. Hayes is widely hailed as the champion of the 802.11 standard.
Hayes spent most of his career at Lucent Technologies and retired from his position as senior scientist at Agere Systems in 2003.