Enterprise Systems Power 100 76-100
76. John Chen (Chairman, President & CEO, Sybase Inc.). Chen’s ability to restore growthand profitability has helped this industrial magician to lead Sybase to itscurrent market share increase in the mobile and embedded computing arena.
77. Tony Pizi (Chairman, CEO & CTO, Level 8 Systems Inc.). Pizi’s boldalignments at the beginning of 2001, which included a 40 percent reduction inoperating costs and a shift in focus based on Cicero workstation software, willkeep industry watchers on their toes as the market decides this company’s fate.
78. Tim “Wookie” Witham (Director, OSDL). With nearly two decades of UNIX and Linuxexperience, Witham is poised to head up some significant projects withfar-reaching implications as the director of the Open Systems Development Lab.
79. Anne Thomas-Manes (Director of MarketingInnovation, Sun Microsystems Inc.). With heruncanny ability to apply technology to create new solutions, Thomas-Manes isworking to raise Sun’s Service-Driven Network to new heights.
80. Jim Flyzik (Deputy Assistant Secretary &CIO, U.S. Department of Treasury). Recentyears have seen some changes in the way the IRS works, especially for thosewho’ve been able to electronically file their taxes. Flyzik has been working tohelp modernize the government and agencies like the IRS and Customs Service.
81. Thomas Pennfield Jackson (U.S. DistrictJudge, U.S. District Court for the Districtof Columbia). Pennfield Jackson’s harsh ruling on Microsoft’santi-competitive practices faces possible dismissal now in the appellate court,but he remains a hero for legions of Gates-bashers in their fight against thesoftware Goliath.
82. Ned Barnholt (President & CEO, AgilentTechnologies Inc.). As head of the HP spin-off, Barnholt has continued tobring the brand to market (especially in telecommunications), despite industryturndowns and having to make earnings, salary and staff cuts.
83. Christos Cotsakos (Chairman & CEO, E*TRADE SecuritiesInc.). In a time when Web portals seem destined to be the next big thing,Cotsakos plans to make E*TRADE a one-stop financial portal where users caninvest, insure, shop, get financial news and bank. Those ambitious plans shouldhelp E*TRADE—and Cotsakos—survive the current economic climate.
84. Jeff Bezos (Chairman & CEO, Amazon.com Inc.). Nothing seems to daunt JeffBezos—market downturns, soft sales, analyst criticism. He simply continues tobuild Amazon.com’s customer base, strengthen product offerings and prove thatthe e-tailer isn’t dead.
85. Ted Waitt (Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, Gateway Inc.). Waitt says that Gateway is an“IT for the masses.” His novel approach of building a product to the customer’sspecifications is giving the big players a run for their money—and services.
86. Nancy Peretsman (Executive Vice President& Managing Director, Allen &Company). The investment banker has the ear of Bill Gates, Paul Allen andBarry Diller, among others.
87. Ransom Love (President & CEO, Caldera International Inc.). With itspurchase of SCO, Caldera leads the good fight against Microsoft with Linux asan alternative—with Love at the helm.
88. Howard Stringer (Chairman & CEO, Sony Corporation of America; President, SonyBroadband Entertainment). With a history in television and telecommunications,Stringer has worked to combine business, technology and entertainment, with thegoal of making Sony products the nerve center of every home. Think PS2.
89. John Seely Brown (Corporate Vice President& Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp.; Chief InnovationOfficer, 12 Entrepreneuring Inc.). Brown’swork with organizational learning and ethnographies of the workplace haschanged the way we think and operate.
90. Wayne Rickard (Head of the TechnicalCouncil, Storage Networking IndustryAssociation; Senior Vice President & CTO, Gadzoox Networks Inc.). Bringing over 20years of networking architecture to the table, Rickard now sets the course forthe SNIA.
91. Tim O’Reilly (Founder & President, O’Reilly & Associates Inc.). Hispublishing house is infamous for its highly opinionated and influentialarticles on the O’Reilly Network. A peer-to-peer conference earlier this yeardrew lots of buzz, partly for the simple fact that Tim O’Reilly was putting iton.
92. Bob Pittman (President & COO, AOL Time Warner Inc.). With its acquisition ofmedia conglomerate Time Warner, ISP heavyweight AOL is hoping to redefine theconcept of the ISP.
93. Michael Bloomberg (Founder & CEO, Bloomberg Associates LP). If you’relooking for success, you need Bloomberg’s financial news and data—and analysisof that data—to do the job right.
94. Jerry Yang (Co-founder & Director, Yahoo! Inc.). Although its stock prices havetaken a beating as of late (but whose stock hasn’t?), Yahoo! is striking backwith a $500 million initiative and a new Web site that can run television-styleads instead of the usual banner ads.
95. Kevin Mitnick (Computer Hacker). Upon hisrelease from prison last year, the famous hacker and IT folk hero is in highdemand on the speaking circuit.
96. Jerry Parrick (CEO & Founder, Yipes! Communications Inc.). Jerry and theYipes! gang offer service provider clients mega-bandwidth and at a low cost! Beat that!
97. Darien Dash (Chairman & CEO, DME Interactive Holdings Inc.).DMEhas been working to create an online presence for African-American andHispanic businesses. Last year, DMEand HPagreed to co-brand solutions and sellthem to the urban market, bringing a new focus to the face of IT.
98. William T. Coleman III (Founder, Chairman, Director& CEO, BEA Systems Inc.). With nearlythree decades of experience behind him, including various management positionswith Sun, Coleman brings a strong emphasis on software development to thetable.
99. Hackers like David L. Smith (the “Melissa”virus) and Onel de Guzman (the “I Love You” virus) are keeping companies bigand small on their heels, prompting a focus on better security.
100. A Federal CIO? Know anyone with an ITbudgetthat will increase this year, despite the economic downturn? Yep, the federalgovernment has a $40 billion IT budget. There’s been talk for some time of ahigh-level Chief Information Officer, a hugely influential position that wouldlend credibility to the idea of including IT leaders in boardrooms everywhere.Might it happen this year?
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