Enterprise Systems Power 100 21-30
21. Jeff Hawkins
(Founder, Chairman & Chief Product Officer, Handspring Inc.)
Handspring is leading the charge for handheldconvergence with their line of Visor PDAs. Springboards can add phone, digitalcamera and MP3 player functionality to the handheld devices. Not content toinvent the Palm Pilot, Hawkins founded Handspring to bring the PalmOS to theconsumer market, where his products now rival Palm’s market share andtechnology.
22. Jim Craft
(Information Systems Security Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development;Chair, Federal CIO Council’s SecurityPractices Subcommittee)
As the rhetorical battle rages over the vulnerabilityof open source and of systems security in general, Jim Craft and his group aredoing something about securing the enterprise. After evaluating the challengesof the global environment the USAID operated in, Craft applied a Total QualityLeadership/Knowledge Management best practices strategy to create the ModelInformation Systems Security Program, a grassroots effort to collect and sharebest security practices among federal agencies. Craft continues to champion avariety of information security initiatives within USAID and throughout thefederal government.
23. Michael Capellas
(Chairman & CEO, CompaqComputer Corp.)
Despite large staff cuts this spring and toughcompetition from major rival Dell, Compaq is still holding on strong andweathering the storm with products, services and solutions for small, mediumand large businesses—and consumers. The forward-thinking Capellas is determinedto bring Compaq back to its salad days through innovations and the Internet.Capellas brings a wealth of knowledge to the helm with a strong productdevelopment background and a previous job history that includes stints atOracle and SAP America.
24. Ron Zambonini
(President & CEO, CognosInc.)
“These days, business success is measured increasingly byone thing: value creation,” says Zambonini. A Cognos mainstay since 1989,Zambonini has led his company into the business intelligence market, and pushedit 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 massesthrough its easy-to-use distribution, and services for businesses andindividuals. Tiemann’s open source experience actually pre-dates Linux—hecreated the gcc compiler, the first native C++ compiler and debugger.
26. Michael Dell
(Chairman & CEO, DellComputer Corp.)
The PC wunderkind with the simple idea of sellingcustom-made computers directly to customers has extended his “personal” empireto include the enterprise. His company is number one in both Intel servers andPCs overall. And at a time when corporate heads are dropping faster than ITstock prices, Dell holds the impressive record of longest-tenured CEO in the PCindustry.
27. Gerald Cohen
(President &Founder, Information Builders Inc.)
With the proliferation of data throughout theenterprise, administrators need increasingly sophisticated tools to manage andstore data. Information Builders is waiting in the wings. With products likeFOCUS, which can provide application development, data analysis and decisionsupport features, to middleware applications that can open data to the rest ofan organization, Information Builders has the products to manage theenterprise.
28. Bruce Claflin
(President & CEO, 3COMCorp.)
Although its flagship consumer line Palm was spun offlast year, 3COM continues to drive its technology into diverse parts of the ITmarketplace. It recently restructured to reflect market conditions, creatingseparate business units for ISPs, PCs and servers, and enterprise classswitches. 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 vendorafter Chairman Sanjiv Sidhu vacated the CEO seat in the face of mountingproblems. For one, i2 may have the dubious distinction of being the firstsoftware vendor blamed by a customer for an earnings shortfall. In February,athletic apparel vendor Nike Inc. pointed at the integration of i2’s supplychain management software as the reason for Nike’s poor earnings in the firstquarter. According to Nike, it stocked excess inventory based on the software’s(inaccurate) projections, then had difficulty meeting other orders. Nike’sindictment aside, i2’s market niche—supply chain management—remains hot, asmore and more businesses use software, rather than people, to analyze businesstrends.
30. Larry Weinbach
(Chairman, President and CEO, Unisys Corp.)
Weinbach has redefined Unisys from a stodgy company thatsells mainframes to an e-business provider. He’s refocused the company’senergies into the IT divisions, which have created such surprising products asthe ES7000, a 32-processor Windows server. Unisys’ services division alsogained attention after the Florida recount—the company lent its services to ajoint project to create a new computer-based voting platform.
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