Eric Schmidt: Dr. Schmidt stepped down as the Chief Executive Officer of Google in April 2011 and has been the Executive Chairman since then.
An electrical engineering and Ph.D degrees, Schmidt began his career in software at Bell Labs and Xerox PARC. He then led development of Java technology as a chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems;. In 2001 when Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin appointed him chief executive. He helped Google grow from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. He introduced new services (Gmail, Google Talk)
Dr. Schmidt is a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the Prime Minister's Advisory Council in the U.K.
Steve Jobs: Eric Schmidt himself recently announced him the 'Best CEO in 100 years'. The King of iPhones and iPads, Steve Jobs was adopted by working-class couple; dropped out of Reed College since he couldn’t afford the tution. Founded Apple in parents' garage. Was fired from his own company after power struggle with chief John Sculley 1985. Started Pixar; credited with computer-animated blockbusters Toy Story, Finding Nemo. Returned to Apple in 1996, created iPod. In September added movies to the iTunes store and previewed iTV, which streams movies from computer to TV. Jobs resigned as the CEO of Apple in August. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004 but is said to be in full recovery.
Paul Ontellini: The Zen-like and Softspoken Otellini encouraged his subordinates to push themselves through his own quiet confidence.
Paul Otellini joined Intel Corporation straight out of business school and rose through the company's ranks as a result of his marketing savvy and leadership in product development. During the 1980s he cultivated a key strategic relationship between Intel and International Business Machines (IBM), and during the 1990s he presided over the development of Intel's flagship computer chip, the Pentium. The President and CEO of Intel, Otellini became second in command of the world's leading producer of microprocessors.
Jeff Bezos: Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1995 as an online bookstore. Due to customer demand the company later expanded and added other products to its inventories, including videos, DVDs, electronics, toys, apparel, software, household items, and gourmet food. In an interview published in Dealerscope magazine, Bezos indicated that books were chosen as Amazon.com's first product category "because they offered so much selection"
Larry Ellison: Lawrence (Larry) Joseph Ellison was regarded one of the most visionary leaders in the information technology industry. In 1977, with two colleagues, he founded a company that created the world's first commercially viable relational database. This technology revolutionized the way businesses were able to access and use data. Owing to Larry Ellison's drive and competitive spirit, Oracle databases eventually dominated the market, and Oracle grew to become the second largest independent software company in the world.
Samuel Palmisano: noted for hopping on an airplane at a moment's notice to meet a potential client in person. Those who worked for him gave him high marks for honesty and candor. He brought optimism and exceptional self-discipline to his leadership of IBM. He brought optimism to his leadership of IBM.
Shantanu Narayen: Mr. Narayen currently serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. He joined Adobe in January 1998 as Vice President and General Manager of our engineering technology group.
Michael Dell: Michael Dell helped launch the personal computer revolution in the 1980s with the creation of Dell Computer, which began in the founder's dorm room at the University of Texas and quickly blossomed into a megawatt computer company. By 1992, just eight years after Dell was founded, Michael Dell was the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
John Donahoe: The eBay boss is relentlessly upbeat but always self-deprecating, amazed when pulling up more auctions on his iPhone. He took the top slot at eBay two years ago, replacing Meg Whitman, and immediately plunged into overhauling the e-commerce giant after its rapid growth stalled.
Brad Smith: Intuit's Brad Smith brings a strong desire to foster creativity and innovation among employees, and to reach out to the company’s stakeholders and stay ahead of market trends. “I’ve done a number of things in the spirit of employee motivation,” says Smith, 44, who was named CEO in January 2008. “I tend to be a storyteller and a student of history. I often tell stories of great battles, like the battle of Thermopylae, to inspire teams who face what appear to be insurmountable odds. And yes, I have been known to don costumes ranging from a Roman soldier to Elvis Presley as a reward for a job well done.”