Ing. Jiří Novotný, a technician, innovator and developer. He had been working at the Institute of Computer Science from 1981 till 17 February, 2012. Starting shortly after the ICS establishment, he was engaged in applications for SAPI-1 microcomputers at first. From the end of the eighties he participated in the development of MU computer network, designing its routers and communication cards. Later he focused mainly on applications on the basis of programmable hardware for computer network monitoring.