Enterprise Systems Power 100 31-40
31. Keiji Tachikawa
(President & CEO, NTT DoCoMo Inc.)
At the helm of the Japanese telecommunicationsprovider, Tachikawa has seen DoCoMo’s iMode service become the most quicklyadopted technology ever. The wireless entertainment and information service hasspread through Japan like wildfire, giving the Internet-starved nation accessto news, graphics and phone customization through the airwaves. DoCoMocurrently holds about 60 percent of the Japanese wireless market, but it’sunclear if iMode would be a hit in the U.S. Since the majority of Americanshave either desktop or home Internet access and don’t use public transportationheavily (wireless finds a big fan base in Japan with commuters), the wirelessmarket here for rich Internet content may be much smaller.
32. Sanjay Kumar
(President & CEO, ComputerAssociates International Inc.)
In his new position as CEO, Kumar has introduced afresh corporate brand identity and established a worldwide branding campaign topromote CA’s eBusiness initiative. Under his guidance, CA has also established amore flexible licensing model and is the first enterprise software company tobe awarded ISO 9002 certification.
33. Ron Dick
(Director, NationalInfrastructure Protection Center )
When he established the NIPC in 1998, then-PresidentClinton declared business computer systems just as critical as the government’ssystems. Now a division of the FBI, the NIPC is responsible for making threatassessments, warning businesses about hacker attacks and investigating exploitsof American enterprises. As the nation’s top cyber-cop, Dick manages theinvestigative and research arms of the NIPC, making sure terrorists and enemystates don’t take advantage of U.S. computer systems.
34. Pehong Chen
(President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, BroadVision Inc.)
With the lofty goal of being the No. 1 softwareapplication vendor for e-business, BroadVision works to provide e-businessapplication solutions for the workplace. The key, Chen says, is a commonplatform that allows cross-fertilization across many different needs, leadingto a minimum cost of ownership.
35. Jim Goodnight
(CEO, Chairman, Co-founder & President, SAS Institute Inc.)
For years, data analysis firm SAS Institute coveted itsrole as a private corporation, but Goodnight and his partner, Executive VicePresident John Sall, are considering taking the company public. SAS providesdata analysis software targeted at specific vertical markets. The banking,manufacturing and government markets all depend on its products for high-endnumber-crunching. With an infusion of new capital, who knows what marketsSAS—and Goodnight—will conquer next?
36. W.J. Sanders III
(Chairman of the Board & CEO, Advanced Micro Devices Inc.)
AMD’s introduction of the first 1GHz processor mighthave been dismissed as a fluke, but its subsequent release of theThunderbird-core Athlon line established AMD as a technological and marketrival to chip giant Intel. Although AMD’s processor technology is still basedon Pentium clones, the Athlon line out-performs Intel’s Pentium 4 in keybenchmarks for office productivity applications. AMD has yet to enter theserver marketplace, but when it does, it’s certain to create value for all ofthe low-end administrators out there.
37. John Bourgoin
(CEO, MIPS TechnologiesInc.)
As wireless and handheld devices become increasinglycritical to the mainstream enterprise, MIPS stands at the forefront of vendorseager to sell low-cost, low-power processors for small devices. In addition,MIPS provides controllers for adding intelligence to a variety of embeddeddevices. An industry veteran, Bourgoin worked at both SGI and AMD managing chipdesign departments.
38. Maria Cantwell
Cantwell may arguably be the first “New Economy” U.S. senator.First serving as a state representative from the Seattle suburbs, she helpeddefeat the Clipper Chip legislation, citing privacy issues. She later becameone of the first 10 employees of streaming vendor Real Networks. Cantwell wonthe 2000 election by a slim margin and is expected to have an impact on theSenate’s approach to technological issues.
39. John Terpstra
(Technology Vice President, Caldera International Inc.)
Like Red Hat, Caldera offers Linux distribution andsupport services, but what sets the company apart is its focus on Linuxmanagement products. While the framework vendors were quick to offer agents formanaging Linux systems, Caldera offers native network management through itsVolution product. Caldera proved that the Linux age was upon us when itcompleted its purchase of old-school UNIX vendor SCO. With UnixWare and SCO’sother products descended from the original AT&T flavor, Caldera is poisedto extend Linux’s credibility in the enterprise.
40. Joan Daemen/Vincent Rijman
(Developers of Rijndael encryptionalgorithm)
After 23 years, the U.S. government has finally decidedon a new encryption algorithm for coded messages, internally and with privatecontractors. Developed by Daemen, an employee at Proton World International,and Rijman, a postdoc researcher at the Fund for Scientific Research inFlanders, Belgium, the Rijndael (pronounced Rhine-Doll) algorithm will strengthenthe security of the U.S. government.
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