1. Doug Albregts, Vice President, Information Technology Division, Samsung Electronics America
Mavericks are never satisfied with a small piece of the pie. Since taking the helm of Samsung's U.S. information technology group in July, Doug Albregts has led a charge to make the company a bigger player in the business market. That's no small matter when you're talking about a $110 billion industry powerhouse that already dominates a sizable chunk of the consumer-electronics space. At the heart of Samsung's plan is an all-out revamping of the company's commercial business to make it and its partners completely customer-focused. It's not rhetoric. Albregts is on a task force that is focused on making the huge investments in infrastructure and channel programs to remake the company into a commercial IT power.