100 Most Influential People in IT

By Staff Reports  |  Posted 2008-04-04 Print this article Print

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26. Bob Muglia
Senior vice president, Server and Tools Business, Microsoft

If Microsoft's launches of the 2008 versions of SQL Server, Visual Studio and Windows Server go well, the future is Muglia's.

27. Azim Premji
Chairman, Wipro Technologies

Premji has led Wipro, of
Bangalore, India, since 1966, when it was a cooking fat company. Today, Wipro has $5 billion in revenue and it provides IT services via a global delivery platform.

28. Scott Guthrie
Corporate vice president, .Net Developer Platform, Microsoft

Guthrie oversees several development teams responsible for delivering Visual Studio tools and .Net Framework technologies.

29. Eva Chen
CEO, Trend Micro

Under Chen's leadership, Trend Micro continues to engineer security software that outperforms the competitions.

30. Brendan Eich
CTO, Mozilla Corp.

Eich helps ensure that the browser is up to the task of acting as the operating system- running an increasing number of mission-critical enterprise applications in the cloud.

31. John Halamka
CIO, CareGroup Health System, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Clinical Research Institute

In addition to his CIO role, Dr. Halamka serves as an e-health adviser to both Microsoft and Google.

32. Paul Otellini
President and CEO, Intel

Otellini has helped get Intel back on track as the top producer of x86 processors for servers, desktops and laptops after struggling against Advanced Micro Devices for years.

33. Rollin Ford
CIO, Wal-Mart

The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, sets technology direction.

34. Steve Mills
Senior vice president and group executive, IBM

Mills oversees all of IBM's software efforts.

35. Tim Berners-Lee
Director, World Wide Web Consortium

The inventor of the Web-and the man who's envisioning its future with the Semantic Web.

36. Kevin Martin
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Martin sets the telecommunications agenda, with his influence keenly felt lately around spectrum and net neutrality issues.

37. Michael Howard
Principal security program manager, Microsoft

Howard is co-author of Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle. His influence is so significant that companies outside of Microsoft are implementing their own versions of SDL.

38. Andrew McAfee
Associate professor,
Harvard Business School
McAfee is a torchbearer for the emerging
Enterprise 2.0 market.

39. Nicholas Negroponte
Founder, One Laptop Per Child

Negroponte, also founder and chairman emeritus of MIT's Media Lab, rocked the IT industry with the introduction of the XO-as much for the laptop's technology innovations as for the project's philanthropic spirit.

40. Mark Zuckerberg
Founder, Facebook

The 23-year-old Zuckerberg stole the social networking crown from MySpace and has built a thriving community of third-party developers.

41. Elizabeth Hight
Navy rear admiral, vice director, Defense Information Systems Agency

Nominated to take over DISA, Hight is also commander of the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations-a big job any time, but really tough during wartime.

42. Jack Ma Yun
CEO, Alibaba

His Alibaba efforts-an English-language
business-to-business site for international buyers looking to contact Chinese sellers and a Chinese language site focused on B2B trades inside China-lead China's burgeoning e-commerce market.

43. Window Snyder
Chief security something or other, Mozilla

A former Microsoft security strategist, Snyder borrowed a page from
Redmond's playbook and introduced a comprehensive threat-modeling and penetration-testing routine to Mozilla.

44. Robert LeBlanc
General manager, IBM Global Consulting Services and SOA

LeBlanc is leading the all-important SOA charge at IBM.

45. Marc Andreessen

Co-author of Mosaic, co-founder of Netscape, chairman of Opsware and now co-founder of Ning, an up-and-coming social network platform. We're starting to lose track of Andreessen's many tech lives-and wide-ranging influence.

46. Tony Scott
CIO, Microsoft

Scott oversees Microsoft's 4,000-person IT operation, whose practice of "eating its own dog food" makes Scott an early indicator of whether new products are ready for enterprise consumption.

47. Randall Stephenson
Chairman, AT&T

Back from being broken up, AT&T is now calling the shots for a mobile world.

48. Ralph Szygenda
CIO, General Motors

Still the general of CIOs, but his company is challenged.

49. Marc Tremblay
Sun fellow, senior vice president and chief architect of microelectronics, Sun Microsystems

Tremblay helped develop the UltraSPARC family of processors and now the "Rock," a processor set for release in 2009 designed with parallel computing in mind.

50. Mark Lewis
President, Content Management and Archiving Division, EMC

Previously EMC CTO, Lewis leads the division that helps companies create value from all the data EMC technology stores.


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