In Memoriam: Remembering the tech leaders we lost in 2018

In Memoriam: Remembering the tech leaders we lost in 2018

As another year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back on the tech leaders and industry pioneers that we have lost over the course of the year. The following is listed in alphabetical order.


Paul Allen

Microsoft Co-founder and business magnate

21 January 1953 - 15 October 2018

As the influential co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen was an integral part of the personal computer revolution. Crucially, Allen was responsible for spearheading the purchase of the ‘'Quick and Dirty Operating System'' or (QDOS) from developer Tim Paterson, after his co-founding partner Bill Gates promised to supply IBM with an operating system for its flagship PC. Supplying IBM with the newly branded ‘'MS-DOS'' proved to be a huge initial win for Microsoft and paved the way for the company's continued success.

Paul Allen died on the 15th of October due to complications relating to his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 65.

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Pat Martlew

Patrick Martlew is a technology enthusiast and editorial guru that works the digital enterprise beat in London. After making his tech writing debut in Sydney, he has now made his way to the UK where he works to cover the very latest trends and provide top-grade expert analysis.

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