The 10 most powerful individuals in enterprise technology

2017 has witnessed a dramatic increase in the cost of cloud computing. Accordingly, the leaders of this segment also have a great influence on business technology.

Some of new companies are leading the way in their area alongside big companies such as Cisco, Oracle and Microsoft. These talented and powerful people have contributed to the success of technology companies.

Here are the top 10 powerful people in the technology industry, which is published on Business Insider.

1. Andrew Jassy, ​​the CEO of Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been regarded as one of the largest and most developed companies recent years. Andrew Jassy was promoted from the position of senior vice president in spring 2016. Under Andrew Jassy’s management, AWS made a 43% profit growth rate in the first quarter compared to the same period last year.

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AWS is considered as Amazon's most profitable business unit. Andrew Jassy has helped AWS be on the right track. Photo: Businessinsider.

AWS is considered as Amazon's most profitable business unit. Andrew Jassy has helped AWS be on the right track. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has left remarkable marks in the IT world. This makes some big companies such as Cisco, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft have to change their products and business models.

2. Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft

Under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has found its strength once again.

Microsoft is considered as a ‘fierce competitor’ to Amazon Web Services and the second largest cloud computing company across the world.

Nadella has led the process of restructuring the company. Some of individuals were laid off despite holding ‘key’ positions in the company. As a result, Microsoft has been less bureaucratic, which can accelerate the process of cloud computing.

3. Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce

Salesforce’s CEO Marc Benioff has changed San Francisco's style. Benioff's $ 1 billion Salesforce Tower will be scheduled to open in 2018. This is the tallest and most expensive tower in the city.

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Marc Benioff has become one of the successful, and generous people in the tech industry.

As cloud computing has become the most talked about topic in business world, Salesforce has responded quickly. The company has owned customer relationship management software (CRM), which helps salespeople organize their work, and search for their potential customers.

4. Larry Ellison, the executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle

Due to Ellison's pursuit efforts with its new rival - Amazon Web Services, Oracle is going to make a big profit in 2017. Amazon Web Services is also the one who ‘robbed’ many Oracle’s customers.

Oracle has increased 58% over the same period last year in the enterprise sector. Other shareholders have always trusted Ellison on the way to help Oracle catch up with other companies .

5. Diane Greene, the senior vice president for Google's cloud businesses

Diane Greene is considered as a legend in the business technology world. She worked as the founder of VMware. Later, she has joined Google to lead the cloud computing segment. She wants Google to beat Amazon in this ‘game’.

6. Bill Gates, the mentor and founder of Microsoft

Although Bill Gates is no longer the manager of Microsoft, he has continued to participate in the company as an adviser to CEO Satya Nadella.

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Despite being as an adviser, Bill Gates has had a great influence on the electronics industry.

He is the world's richest man, and tries to promote the world with philanthropic investments that have an impact ‘inside and outside’ the technology industry. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is working to address hunger even in some of the poorest places on the planet.

7. Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco

Chief Executive Officer Chuck Robbins has finally revealed Cisco's major ‘discovery’: "Network Intuitive”.

This is Robbins' great opportunity for Cisco Systems in the area of programmable hardware controlled by software. He promises to do things that other competitors can not do.

Meanwhile, Robbins has also tried to change Cisco from hardware origin in the world of cloud computing. These aspirations have garnered great interest in purchasing AppDynamics which is worth $ 3.7 billion just before it was started.

8. Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP

SAP has been considered as the largest enterprise application company in the world and under the leadership of Bill McDermott.

Due to cloud computing, the company’s sales increased 10% in the last quarter.

McDermott's personal story is filled with incredible ups and downs. Bill McDermott was born to a working class family. He bought his first company in 2002 and became the CEO in 2014, and the first American person who run a company located in Germany.

In 2015, he lost an eye in an accident. However, that does not prevent what he can do. "I am living proof that vision is not just what you see. My accident has given me so much strength, so much passion," he told CNBC in an interview.

9. Werner Vogels, the chief technology officer and Vice President of Amazon.com

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Amazon Web Services is a lead company in the cloud computing market where companies hire and store computers, pay per hour and distribute them as a service on the Internet. The company has brought at least $ 14 billion to Amazon in this fiscal year, and is the most profitable unit. Werner Vogels's team have continued to add new features while reducing costs.

As Amazon continues to build its cloud under the direction of Vogels, it will sustain pressure on the information technology world and new companies, as well as reduce prices and improve service quality. Also, Vogels predicts that hardware companies will face many difficulties in the future.

10. Urs Hölzle, the president of Google Enterprise, Google

Urs Hölzle is Google's eighth employee and the genius who has built many of Google's data centers and infrastructure around the world. He believes that Google's cloud revenue could reach $ 631 billion.

By: Samanthan Lane

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