The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 06-01-2001

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4

See #50-26 on our list.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Auctioneer'

#25 Margaret (Meg) Whitman - eBay Heads the growing family of companies that lets people buy and sell online with unsurpassed efficiency.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Auctioneer'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Turnaround Wizard'

#24 Mark Hurd - Hewlett-Packard Chairman/CEO/president turned company around after Carly Fiorina and has guided HP past IBM to become the leading IT vendor.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Turnaround Wizard'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Google Guide'

#23 Eric Schmidt - Google The former Bell Labs, Novell and Sun executive corralled Google into an e-commerce machine.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Google Guide'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'OS Maestro'

#22 Mark Russinovich - Microsoft Technical fellow at Microsoft is a leader in operating system design and architecture; discovered behavior of rootkit on Sony CDs.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'OS Maestro'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'R&D Director'

#21 Rick Rashid - Microsoft The senior vice president for research at Microsoft sets the course for a $6 billion R&D budget.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'R&D Director'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Internet Evangelist'

#20 Vinton Cerf - Google Co-inventor (with Bob Kahn) of TCP/IP and now vice president & chief Internet evangelist at Google.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Internet Evangelist'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Sun Luminary'

#19 Jonathan Schwartz - Sun Microsystems Successor to Scott McNealy and not afraid to shake things up; leading the company from a hardware to software focus.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Sun Luminary'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Chip Maven'

#18 Paul Otellini - Intel President and CEO spurred Intel to dramatically raise the bar for laptop and desktop performance and efficiency, in Apple as well as Wintel PCs.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Chip Maven'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Thought Leader'

#17 Tim O'Reilly - O'Reilly Media Thought leader, influential technology publisher and event leader.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Thought Leader'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'PARC Pioneer'

#16 Dr. Alan Kay - Viewpoints Research Institute Co-founder of Xerox PARC, pioneer in object programming and user interfaces; still active as a voice in the One Laptop Per Child initiative.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'PARC Pioneer'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Dot-com Officer'

#15 Rick Dalzell - Amazon.com Shopping site CIO is setting up Amazon as a software/hardware host. See our profile.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Dot-com Officer'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Supply Chain Shepherd'

#14 Rollin Ford - Wal-Mart Longtime Wal-Mart executive was named CIO in 2006; helped streamline the supply chain through IT.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Supply Chain Shepherd'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Standards Driver'

#13 Ralph Szygenda - General Motors GM CIO is driving standards across the IT community, spearheading the best practices guide CMMI-ACQ (Capability Maturity Model Integration for Acquisition).

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Standards Driver'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Firefox Force'

#12 Blake Ross - Firefox The lead developer/evangelist/face for the Firefox browser has forced Microsoft to change course and release a new browser.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Firefox Force'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Big Blue Bigwig'

#11 Sam Palmisano - IBM Chairman and CEO has not had the track record of his predecessor Lou Gerstner, but has focused IBM more on services and shed its PC business.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Big Blue Bigwig'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Virtualization Pacesetter'

#10 Diane Green - VMware The president and co-founder of the virtualization technology company, whose influence is vastly out of proportion to its size.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Virtualization Pacesetter'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'One Laptop Per Child Ambassador'

#9 Nicholas Negroponte - MIT Co-founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory; leader of One Laptop Per Child initiative.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'One Laptop Per Child Ambassador'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Notes Maker'

#8 Ray Ozzie - Microsoft Former Iris and Lotus guru, creator of Notes, and now the undisputed leader of Microsoft's Web services response to Google.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Notes Maker'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'On-Demand Driver'

#7 Marc Benioff - Salesforce.com Proclaimed the death of software; driver of on-demand applications as a business model and as the future of development platforms.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'On-Demand Driver'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Minister of the Mac'

#6 Steve Jobs - Apple Although most focused on the consumer, his ideas for the Mac profoundly impact Windows PC designs.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Minister of the Mac'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Microsoft Chief'

#5 Steve Ballmer - Microsoft Now that Vista is out, priorities shift to Web services; he takes the reigns from Bill Gates full time in 2008.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Microsoft Chief'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Acquisition Czar'

#4 Larry Ellison - Oracle Enigmatic and flamboyant CEO has led a major acquisition spree the past three years as Oracle seeks to consolidate the enterprise software space.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Acquisition Czar'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Father of Linux'

#3 Linus Torvalds - Linux Founding father of Linux and the Bill Gates of the open-source movement, still maintains close watch over every detail of kernel.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Father of Linux'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Web Inventor'

#2 Tim Berners-Lee - W3C Sir Tim, inventor of the Web, as much as anyone could be said to be, and leader of Web Science initiative of MIT and other institutions.

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'Web Inventor'

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'World Conquerors'

#1 Sergey Brin and Larry Page - Google The pair continue to expand the reach of Google and the software-as-a-service model. It's Google's world; we're just living in it. See our <a href='/

The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, Part 4 - 'World Conquerors'