Top 100 most influential people in IT-numbers 50-26.

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3

See #75-51 on our list.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Desktop Linux Working Group Head

#50 John Cherry - The Linux Foundation Head of TLFs (formerly Open Source Development Labs) Desktop Linux Working Group.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Desktop Linux Working Group Head

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Telecom Voice

#49 John Dingell - U.S. House of Representatives (D-Mich.) Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, the Michigan Democrat is rattling his saber over the AT&T/BellSouth buyout.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Telecom Voice

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Google Executive

#48 Douglas Merrill - Google Vice president of engineering, he is effectively the organizations CIO.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Google Executive

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - IBM Evangelist

#47 Irving Wladawsky-Berger - IBM IBMs vice president of technical strategy and innovation and leading emerging technology evangelist for the company.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - IBM Evangelist

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Globalization Pioneer

#46 Tom Friedman - New York Times Author of The World Is Flat, he kick-started the conversation on globalization and the role of IT.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Globalization Pioneer

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Direct Sales Proponent

#45 Michael Dell - Dell From dorm-room PC builder to definer of the practice of direct sales of products built in quantity.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Direct Sales Proponent

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Net Mall Architect

#44 Jeff Bezos - Amazon He built the Internets most important shopping mall and has advanced the state-of-the-art in shopper preference analysis and personalization.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Net Mall Architect

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Innovative CIO

#43 Dave Barnes - UPS Senior vice president and CIO is a real innovator and highly visible.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Innovative CIO

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Software Overseer

#42 Steve Mills - IBM Oversees all of IBMs software efforts.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Software Overseer

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - IT Metrics Proponent

#41 Randy Mott - Hewlett-Packard Executive vice president and CIO oversees an enormous IT consolidation effort; previously CIO at Wal-Mart and Dell; big proponent of IT metrics.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - IT Metrics Proponent

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Cryptography Expert

#40 Bruce Schneier - BT Counterpane A leading expert on applied cryptography who had a revelation that crypto was not enough; voice for common sense in security policy.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Cryptography Expert

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Chip/Server Innovator

#39 Greg Papadopoulos - Sun Microsystems CTO of Sun for innovative processors and server designs.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Chip/Server Innovator

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Security/Privacy Booster

#38 Edward Felten - Princeton University Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs; works at what he calls the interface of computer security and privacy, and technology policy.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Security/Privacy Booster

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Security Voice

#37 Alan Paller - SANS Institute Director of research and a major voice in computer security.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Security Voice

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Vulnerability Researcher

#36 H.D. Moore - BreakingPoint Systems; Metasploit Director of security research at BreakingPoint; hes rewriting the rules on flaw disclosure and leading research into new classes of vulnerabilities.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Vulnerability Researcher

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Social Networking Perfecters

#35 Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson - MySpace Maybe they didnt invent social networking, but they perfected it with MySpace, which now has more than 150 million users.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Social Networking Perfecters

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Apache Founder

#34 Brian Behlendorf - Apache One of the founders of the Apache Group, creator of the Webs most popular and durable Web server software.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Apache Founder

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Ubuntu Chief

#33 Mark Shuttleworth - Ubuntu Head of Ubuntu, which has quickly become one of the best and most popular Linux distros out today. He has also forced other Linux vendors to rethink how they operate.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Ubuntu Chief

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - DOD IT Head

#32 John G. Grimes - U.S. Department of Defense CIO of the DOD; besides heading the massive and important IT organization, he is driving the DODs net-centricity IT doctrine.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - DOD IT Head

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Treo Inventor

#31 Jeff Hawkins, Numenta Founder of Palm and inventor of the Treo; now researching the connection between neuroscience and computing with Numenta and the Redwood Neuroscience Institute.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Treo Inventor

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Copyright Reform Fighter

#30 Lawrence Lessig - Stanford University Law professor and author is the most vocal proponent of copyright and trademark reform; was Special Master in the U.S. v. Microsoft case; challenged copyright law before the Supreme Court, and

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Copyright Reform Fighter

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Venture Capitalist

#29 John Doerr - Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers One of the most high-powered venture capitalists; helped fund Netscape, Sun, Google, Amazon and others.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Venture Capitalist

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Online Research Transformer

#28 Jimmy Wales - Wikipedia Revolutionized online research as founder of the Web-based encyclopedia, which has become the de facto information resource on the Internet.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Online Research Transformer

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Intel Adversary

#27 Phil Hester - Advanced Micro Devices Senior vice president and CTO, whose innovative processor designs helped overturn Intels dominance.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - Intel Adversary

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - XML Developer

#26 Tim Bray - Sun Microsystems Now director of Web technologies at Sun, Bray helped develop the XML and Atom standards.

Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 3 - XML Developer

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