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to..."> And now, my choice. I looked neither to the West Coast nor the East Coast for the winner. The biggest driver in corporate tech this year came from the heartland: Bentonville, Ark. Wal-Marts physical presence in the U.S. and worldwide landscapes is unmistakable. The stores under its umbrella have continued to grow in size, number and economic clout to where they are setting the retail agenda for the U.S. economy. That same clout is growing in Wal-Marts IT planning and investments. The company is setting the pace in purchasing, inventory control, distribution, and sales automation technology development and implementation. Linda Dillman is Wal-Marts executive vice president and CIO of its IS division. She gets my nod as 2003s top tech person. Check out eWEEK.com Editors picks for the years top tech movers and shakers.Editor in Chief Eric Lundquists e-mail address is email@example.com.
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