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Innovators & Influencers 2

The technology industry has always been something of a cult of personality, populated by strong characters driving their own agendas, sometimes with vested-interest results.

InformationWeek Staff

December 9, 2006

3 Min Read

The technology industry has always been something of a cult of personality, populated by strong characters driving their own agendas, sometimes with vested-interest results. Fortunately, it's often for the greater good. The lesson: Look for the strong characters and you'll find the emerging trends, the creative centers, the areas of opportunity. Here are our picks for the key people to watch in the coming year. There are prophets and politicos, product gurus and senior execs, denizens of the blogosphere and foresightful CIOs. Their agendas? The months ahead will tell for sure.

Academia's Adware Inquisitor
Academia - Ben Edelman

 

Open Source Kick
MuleSource - Ross Mason

The Art Of Disruption
VMware - Diane Greene

 

 

Prediction: Hackers Will Crack The Corporate Firewall
WhiteHat Security - Jeremiah Grossman

Big Software Ambitions
Oracle - John Wookey

 

 

 

Robert Howard Is Looking To Batten Down The VA
Department of Veterans Affairs - Robert Howard

Four People Who Will Affect Tech Policy Matters In Washington
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - John Doll

 

From Web 2.0 To Enterprise 2
BT Global Services - JP Rangaswami

 

 

Digitizing The Native Tongue
Hewlett-Packard - Shekhar Borgaonkar

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