Without Hungarians, IT might not even exist. There are many Hungarian researchers who has a lot of dedication to the current information technology platform. John von Neumann was considered the father of modern computers. Another Hungarian-born researcher was John Kemény who was codeveloped a simplified programming language known today as BASIC. Andrew Grove, who was TIME magazine’s 1997 Man of the Year, was also of Hungarian origin. As Intel’s president, he boosted the speed of microprocessors. Charles Simonyi was a leading developer at Microsoft. Today, the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector is a crucial area in today’s economy throughout Hungary.