Biggs in 1993 led a team that created the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert program and was the first to be awarded a CCIE number.
CCIE program planners chose to start its numbering system with 1024 (2 to the power of 10), according to Biggs, and that number went to a plaque on the lab itself. Biggs, who was schooled in electrical engineering at Stanford University, received 1025 on July 19, 1993.
"I am amazed as to how well this program has grown," Biggs wrote last year. "Next year - 2013 will be the 20th year of this program - and people still take notice when someone says they're a CCIE!" Biggs also helped to design Cisco's first company website. MORE here.
(Via NW's Paul McNamara)