Vic Hayes
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Vic Hayes is a Senior Research Fellow at the Delft University of Technology and is writing a book titled "The genesis of Wi-Fi and the road toward global success". He holds a BSEE and joined NCR in the Netherlands in 1974. He co-established and chaired the IEEE 802.11 Standards Working Group for Wireless Local Area Networks and became known as the "Father of Wi-Fi". After chairing the WG, he successfully mobilized the computer industry to support the agenda item for 455 MHz of spectrum at co-primary allocation on the agenda of the World Radio Conference 2003. In October 2003, Vic retired from Agere Systems. For his pioneering work on Wi-Fi, Vic is the recipient of the Innovation Award 2004 of "The Economist", the Dutch Vosko Trophy, 2 Wi-Fi Alliance Leadership Awards, The IEEE Standards Medallion, the IEEE Leadership Award, the IEEE Hans Karlsson Award and the IEEE Steinmetz Award.

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