1990 W. Wallace McDowell Award Recipient "For architecting packet switching technology and bringing it into practical use by means of the ARPA network" or as Pasha Roberts CEO Talent Analytics, Corp calls him... "Dad"
ARPANET- The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network was one of the world's first operational packet switching networks,and the groundwork of what was to become the global Internet. (Nick Eagan) 2nd block 1/17/2014
Paul Baran: Several years before the ARPANET was created, Paul Baran had two ideas that became very important in the development of the ARPANET. The first was the idea of building a distributed network. The second was a technique for data transmission that later came to be called packet switching.
Donald Davies - UK National Physical Laboratory: Davies' most influential work was the development of packet-switching while he was working on data communications: this is the way that today's internet works