The 50 most powerful people

Our annual look at the influential personalities shaping your network infrastructure

CategoryNameTitleCompany
POWER ELITEJohn ChambersCEO Cisco
 Larry EllisonCEOOracle
 Bill GatesChairmanMicrosoft
 Sam PalmisanoChairman and CEOIBM
 Ivan SeidenbergChairman and CEOVerizon
 Joe TucciPresident and CEOEMC
 Edward WhitacreChairman and CEOThe new AT&T
    
ENTERPRISE NETWORK EXECUTIVESDavid BarnesSenior vice president and CIOUPS
 Robert CarterCIOFedEx
 Tom GergetsDirector of networks & infrastructureMcDonald’s U.S.A.
 Chad Mead

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JPMorgan Chase
 John PartridgePresident and CEOInovant
 Ralph SzygendaCIOGM
 Fred WettlingTechnology strategy managerBechtel
    
ENTERPRISE COMPUTINGSteve BallmerCEOMicrosoft
 Diane GreenePresidentVMware
 Mark HurdChairman and CEOHP
 Bob MoffatSenior vice president, Integrated OperationsIBM
 Paul OtelliniPresident and CEOIntel
 Hector RuizChairman and CEOAdvanced Micro Devices
 Matt SzulikChairman and CEORed Hat
 Daniel WarmenhovenCEONetwork Appliance
    
APP INFRASTRUCTUREShai AgassiPresident, Product and Technology GroupSAP
 Marc BenioffChairman and CEOSalesforce.com
 Aneel BhusruPartnerGreylock Partners
 Greg GianforteChairman and CEORightNow Technologies
 Ray OzzieChief software architectMicrosoft
 Eric SchmidtCEOGoogle
 Ann WinbladPartnerHummer Winblad Venture Partners
    
NET INFRASTRUCTUREBrad BoothPresidentEthernet Alliance
 John D’AmbrosiaChairIEEE 802.3 Higher Speed Study Group
 Louis D’AmbrosioPresident and CEOAvaya
 Charlie GiancarloSenior vice president and chief development officerCisco
 Kelly HerrellCEOVyatta
 Scott KriensCEOJuniper
 Mark SpencerPresidentDigium
 Peter StanforthVice president, Mesh NetworkingMotorola
 Mike ZafirovskiPresident and CEONortel
    
COMMUNICATIONSCraig McCawFounder and co-CEO,Clearwire
 Gary ForseeChairman, president and CEOSprint Nextel
 John ScanlonCEOYipes Enterprise Services
    
NET SECURITYSteve HannaDistinguished engineerJuniper
 Suzanne GormanManaging director of corporate information securitySecurities Industry Automation Corp. (SIAC)
 Eugene SpaffordExecutive director, Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and SecurityPurdue University
 John ThompsonChairman and CEOSymantec
 Bill YerazunisSenior research scientistMitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
    
REGULATORYChristopher CoxChairmanSecurities and Exchange Commission
 Greg GarciaAssistant secretary for cybersecurity and telecommunicationsU.S. Department of Homeland Security
 Kevin MartinChairmanFederal Communications Commission
 Ted StevensChairmanSenate Commerce Committee
    
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