IT Leaders No. 31-40
NTT DoCoMo Inc.)
At the helm of the Japanese telecommunications provider, Tachikawa has seen DoCoMo's iMode service become the most quickly adopted technology ever. The wireless entertainment and information service has spread through Japan like wildfire, giving the Internet-starved nation access to news, graphics and phone customization through the airwaves. DoCoMo currently holds about 60 percent of the Japanese wireless market, but it's unclear if iMode would be a hit in the U.S. Since the majority of Americans have either desktop or home Internet access and don't use public transportation heavily (wireless finds a big fan base in Japan with commuters), the wireless market here for rich Internet content may be much smaller.
32. Sanjay Kumar (President & CEO, Computer Associates International Inc.)
In his new position as CEO, Kumar has introduced a fresh corporate brand identity and established a worldwide branding campaign to promote CA's eBusiness initiative. Under his guidance, CA has also established a more flexible licensing model and is the first enterprise software company to be awarded ISO 9002 certification.
33. Ron Dick (Director, National Infrastructure Protection Center)
When he established the NIPC in 1998, then-President Clinton declared business computer systems just as critical as the government's systems. Now a division of the FBI, the NIPC is responsible for making threat assessments, warning businesses about hacker attacks and investigating exploits of American enterprises. As the nation's top cyber-cop, Dick manages the investigative and research arms of the NIPC, making sure terrorists and enemy states 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 software application vendor for e-business, BroadVision works to provide e-business application solutions for the workplace. The key, Chen says, is a common platform that allows cross-fertilization across many different needs, leading to a minimum cost of ownership.
35. Jim Goodnight (CEO, Chairman, Co-founder & President, SAS Institute Inc.)
For years, data analysis firm SAS Institute coveted its role as a private corporation, but Goodnight and his partner, Executive Vice President John Sall, are considering taking the company public. SAS provides data analysis software targeted at specific vertical markets. The banking, manufacturing and government markets all depend on its products for high-end number-crunching. With an infusion of new capital, who knows what markets SASand Goodnightwill conquer next?
36. W.J. Sanders III (Chairman of the Board & CEO, Advanced Micro Devices Inc.)
AMD's introduction of the first 1GHz processor might have been dismissed as a fluke, but its subsequent release of the Thunderbird-core Athlon line established AMD as a technological and market rival to chip giant Intel. Although AMD's processor technology is still based on Pentium clones, the Athlon line out-performs Intel's Pentium 4 in key benchmarks for office productivity applications. AMD has yet to enter the server marketplace, but when it does, it's certain to create value for all of the low-end administrators out there.
37. John Bourgoin (CEO, MIPS Technologies Inc.)
As wireless and handheld devices become increasingly critical to the mainstream enterprise, MIPS stands at the forefront of vendors eager to sell low-cost, low-power processors for small devices. In addition, MIPS provides controllers for adding intelligence to a variety of embedded devices. An industry veteran, Bourgoin worked at both SGI and AMD managing chip design departments.
38. Maria Cantwell (Senator, D-Washington)
Cantwell may arguably be the first "New Economy" U.S. senator. First serving as a state representative from the Seattle suburbs, she helped defeat the Clipper Chip legislation, citing privacy issues. She later became one of the first 10 employees of streaming vendor Real Networks. Cantwell won the 2000 election by a slim margin and is expected to have an impact on the Senate's approach to technological issues.
39. John Terpstra (Technology Vice President, Caldera International Inc.)
Like Red Hat, Caldera offers Linux distribution and support services, but what sets the company apart is its focus on Linux management products. While the framework vendors were quick to offer agents for managing Linux systems, Caldera offers native network management through its Volution product. Caldera proved that the Linux age was upon us when it completed its purchase of old-school UNIX vendor SCO. With UnixWare and SCO's other products descended from the original AT&T flavor, Caldera is poised to extend Linux's credibility in the enterprise.
40. Joan Daemen/Vincent Rijman (Developers of Rijndael encryption algorithm)
After 23 years, the U.S. government has finally decided on a new encryption algorithm for coded messages, internally and with private contractors. Developed by Daemen, an employee at Proton World International, and Rijman, a postdoc researcher at the Fund for Scientific Research in Flanders, Belgium, the Rijndael (pronounced Rhine-Doll) algorithm will strengthen the security of the U.S. government.
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