Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. -- CompTIA, an Illinois-based non-profit trade association for the IT industry, said on Wednesday it plans to launch an IT Hall of Fame, and will accept nominations for its inaugural class through Feb. 1. "Some of the iconic figures of the American business scene have emerged from the IT industry and the intent of the IT Hall of Fame is to recognize these game-changers," said Todd Thibodeaux, the president and CEO of CompTIA. The 2011 class, which can include individuals living or deceased, will be honored this April in Chicago. A selection committee will choose between two and six individuals for induction. The Hall also will include more than two dozen industry pioneers, such as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Dell founder Michael Dell, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and HP co-founders co-founders William Hewlett and David Packard.