Top Ten Tech Leaders, Influencers and Visionaries
In the "old days"—about 10 years ago—the world's most influential technology leaders blazed new paths in software and hardware design with respect to traditional computers, laptops and smartphones. But with disruptive technologies emerging at a rapid pace, top technology visionaries are pursuing a more eclectic range of products and innovations, including wearable tech, virtual reality and streaming content. At least, that's what you would probably conclude after reviewing the most recent "Top 10 Technology Leaders, Influencers and Visionaries 2015" report from Juniper Research. Executives featured in the report represent some of the biggest names in the industry, including Microsoft, Apple and Amazon. But the list also includes leaders from up-and-coming companies that have moved quickly to take advantage of rapidly developing market shifts. The leaders were selected based on Juniper's assessment of their performance in the following eight criteria: innovation, scalability (how easily their contributions apply to multiple markets and product types), reach (in terms of geography), business model, personal capital (how much their individual connections, personality, etc., complements the business), outside impact (potential to affect their sector outside their organization's business growth), end-user impact (how big a difference the contribution will make to the lives of users) and vision.