Prith Banerjee, Senior Vice President of Research And Director, HP Labs
Banerjee is leading a technology renaissance at the world’s largest computer company. At the heart of Banerjee’s mission is research that leads directly to innovative products rather than pie-in-the-sky projects with no commercial application in sight. Users can “try out” HP Labs’ emerging technologies via the HP IdeaLab Web site, which allows users to be hands-on with new projects. Some of HP’s latest include Snapfish online photo editing tools, CloudPrint mobile printing from your phone and a natural-language color database. HP is also making breakthroughs such as its digital micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), which enables real-time data collection on earthquake monitoring.