<i>Enterprise Systems</i> Power 100: 21-30
IT Leaders No. 21-30
21. Jeff Hawkins
(Founder, Chairman & Chief Product Officer, Handspring Inc.)
Handspring is leading the charge for handheld convergence with their line of Visor PDAs. Springboards can add phone, digital camera and MP3 player functionality to the handheld devices. Not content to invent the Palm Pilot, Hawkins founded Handspring to bring the PalmOS to the consumer market, where his products now rival Palm's market share and technology.
22. Jim Craft (Information Systems Security Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development; Chair, Federal CIO Council's Security Practices Subcommittee)
As the rhetorical battle rages over the vulnerability of open source and of systems security in general, Jim Craft and his group are doing something about securing the enterprise. After evaluating the challenges of the global environment the USAID operated in, Craft applied a Total Quality Leadership/Knowledge Management best practices strategy to create the Model Information Systems Security Program, a grassroots effort to collect and share best security practices among federal agencies. Craft continues to champion a variety of information security initiatives within USAID and throughout the federal government.
23. Michael Capellas (Chairman & CEO, Compaq Computer Corp.)
Despite large staff cuts this spring and tough competition from major rival Dell, Compaq is still holding on strong and weathering the storm with products, services and solutions for small, medium and large businesses—and consumers. The forward-thinking Capellas is determined to bring Compaq back to its salad days through innovations and the Internet. Capellas brings a wealth of knowledge to the helm with a strong product development background and a previous job history that includes stints at Oracle and SAP America.
24. Ron Zambonini (President & CEO, Cognos Inc.)
"These days, business success is measured increasingly by one thing: value creation," says Zambonini. A Cognos mainstay since 1989, Zambonini has led his company into the business intelligence market, and pushed it forward into the Internet, e-business and wireless areas.
25. Michael Tiemann(Chief Technical Officer, Red Hat Inc.)
Tiemann and Red Hat have brought Linux to the masses through its easy-to-use distribution, and services for businesses and individuals. Tiemann's open source experience actually pre-dates Linux—he created the gcc compiler, the first native C++ compiler and debugger.
26. Michael Dell (Chairman & CEO, Dell Computer Corp.)
The PC wunderkind with the simple idea of selling custom-made computers directly to customers has extended his "personal" empire to include the enterprise. His company is number one in both Intel servers and PCs overall. And at a time when corporate heads are dropping faster than IT stock prices, Dell holds the impressive record of longest-tenured CEO in the PC industry.
27. Gerald Cohen (President &Founder, Information Builders Inc.)
With the proliferation of data throughout the enterprise, administrators need increasingly sophisticated tools to manage and store data. Information Builders is waiting in the wings. With products like FOCUS, which can provide application development, data analysis and decision support features, to middleware applications that can open data to the rest of an organization, Information Builders has the products to manage the enterprise.
28. Bruce Claflin (President & CEO, 3COM Corp.)
Although its flagship consumer line Palm was spun off last year, 3COM continues to drive its technology into diverse parts of the IT marketplace. It recently restructured to reflect market conditions, creating separate business units for ISPs, PCs and servers, and enterprise class switches. However, 3COM's attempt to market Audrey, a thin client for the home, fizzled in just a few months.
29. Greg Brady (CEO, i2 Technologies Inc.)
Brady has taken over as CEO of the troubled vendor after Chairman Sanjiv Sidhu vacated the CEO seat in the face of mounting problems. For one, i2 may have the dubious distinction of being the first software vendor blamed by a customer for an earnings shortfall. In February, athletic apparel vendor Nike Inc. pointed at the integration of i2's supply chain management software as the reason for Nike's poor earnings in the first quarter. According to Nike, it stocked excess inventory based on the software's (inaccurate) projections, then had difficulty meeting other orders. Nike's indictment aside, i2's market niche—supply chain management—remains hot, as more and more businesses use software, rather than people, to analyze business trends.
30. Larry Weinbach (Chairman, President and CEO, Unisys Corp.)
Weinbach has redefined Unisys from a stodgy company that sells mainframes to an e-business provider. He's refocused the company's energies into the IT divisions, which have created such surprising products as the ES7000, a 32-processor Windows server. Unisys' services division also gained attention after the Florida recount—the company lent its services to a joint project to create a new computer-based voting platform.
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