And the award goes

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 2003-12-15 Print this article Print

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.

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Since 1996, Eric Lundquist has been Editor in Chief of eWEEK, which includes domestic, international and online editions. As eWEEK's EIC, Lundquist oversees a staff of nearly 40 editors, reporters and Labs analysts covering product, services and companies in the high-technology community. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and user events and sits on numerous advisory boards. Eric writes the popular weekly column, 'Up Front,' and he is a confidant of eWEEK's Spencer F. Katt gossip columnist.

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