A number of high-tech industry professionals were among those killed Tuesday during the alleged terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. We will update and maintain this list as we find out more information.
The executive said Oracle continues to search for six consultants who were scheduled to be in the World Trade Center at the time of the attacks that reduced the landmark skyscrapers to rubble and left the Pentagon in flames.
Beamer was Oracle's sales account manager for the mid-Atlantic region and lived in Plainsboro, New Jersey. He is father to two boys, and his wife is due to give birth to a third child in January, Oracle chief marketing officer Mark Jarvis told Reuters. "He was one of those guys excited by life and excited by Oracle," said Jarvis, who added that Beamer was always wearing a smile.
Beamer was on the Newark, N.J. flight bound for San Francisco to attend sales meetings at Oracle's Silicon Valley headquarters. That flight was hijacked by several men and eventually crashed near Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
A memorial service will be held Sunday afternoon at the Princeton Alliance Church in Plainsboro, Jarvis said.
In a December issue last year, VARBusiness profiled Lewin as one of 30 great young minds in the IT industry. He helped create Akamai, an Internet content delivery service provider, in 1998. After the company officially launched 1999, Lewin became the "heart and soul' of the company as its CTO and a board member as well.
Lewin was born in Denver but later raised and schooled in Jerusalem. He worked at IBM's research lab in Haifa, Israel, and also became an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces, serving four years in the country's military.
Akamai confirmed Lewin's death yesterday "with great sadness." George H. Conrades, chairman and CEO of Akamai, said in a statement: "Danny was a wonderful human being. He will be deeply missed by his many friends at Akamai. Our thoughts and prayers are with Danny's family, friends and colleagues during this time of national tragedy and personal loss."
Hayden had more than 20 years experience in the IT industry. Most recently Hayden served as vice president, corporate controller and treasurer of Computervision Corp. Earlier in his career, he was finance director of Prime Computer's Northern European and Asia Pacific regions and a senior audit manager at Deloite & Touche.
Netegrity officials said that the company achieved financial success in the technology industry under Hayden's leadership. Netegrity also announced today it is establishing a James Hayden Memorial Fund. Company officials say more details regarding the memorial fund will be released in the near future.
Netegrity chairman and CEO Barry Bycoff said in statement today: