Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner receive 2009 IEEE Computer Society Computer Entrepreneur Award

Posted: Jul 30, 2010

The IEEE Computer Society presented its 2009 Computer Entrepreneur Award to Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner for founding Cisco Systems and pioneering the commercialization of routing technology. The Computer Entrepreneur Award honors the technical and entrepreneurial leaders who are responsible for the growth of the computer industry. Mr. Bosack and Ms. Lerner accepted their award at the Computer Society's 9 June 2010 awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado. They co-founded Cisco Systems in 1986 and are largely responsible for pioneering the widespread commercialization of local area network (LAN) technology to connect geographically disparate computers over a multiprotocol router system. Through their leadership, a corporate technical and cultural foundation was put in place, which allowed Cisco to grow and dominate the marketplace. Today, Lerner is a successful entrepreneur, businesswoman, and devoted philanthropist. As CEO of XKL, LLC Bosack continues to drive technology innovation in his quest to bring fundamental change to worldwide telecommunications. For more information about Leonard Bosack: For more information about Sandy Lerner: For more information about IEEE Computer Society Awards: