I wouldn't classify Todd Rockoff as "most important". Most Annoying is a much better fit....
Anyway, HDcctv 1.0/1.1/2.0 NR is not analog - it is digital, as the underlying technology of HD-SDI means "High Definition Serial Digital Interface". HDCVI (HDcctv 2.0 AT) is, however, analog (HDCVI stands for High Definition Composite Video Interface).
Carl, from your perspective...who or what group would you think should be in the top 5 or the top spot?
I think the whole idea is silly anyway. I believe all industries have a number of important people - many of them totally unsung. Choosing one person over another, and by the way, usually from a list of the most popular people not necessarily the best people, is typically a tactic by those who believe that popularity trumps everything.
It reminds me of the "Best of" polls in the San Diego Union Tribune. I always marvel at the winners of these polls - typically large chains who do the most advertising, not places who provide the best products or services.
On that note: I've always been disappointed that more technical people don't win awards. Without us, the salespeople would have nothing, or at least nothing unique, to sell yet we rarely are even acknowledged, much less awarded/rewarded.
As for IFSEC's voting, they had a page where anyone could submit anyone. Then they said they made the final selection based on input from online voting.
I think it's silly / subjective too and don't want to try ranking anyone on something so broad.