He Zhiqiang, Senior Vice President And CTO, Lenovo
He is making sure that Lenovo is delivering cutting-edge mobile devices to the market. That’s just what Lenovo did at this year’s CES, unveiling a hybrid system with two processors that can function as a netbook or a notebook. The innovative IdeaPad U1 runs both Microsoft Windows 7 as a notebook system and a version of Linux designed for an ARM processor -- all in a sleek 3.8-pound system with an impressive 11.6-inch screen. He, who oversees research centers in Beijing, Raleigh, N.C., and Yamato, Japan, is also making sure that Lenovo is playing big time in the emerging smartphone segment. In fact, he recently revealed that the company plans to open a smartphone AppStore later this year as part of its Lenovo LePhone smartphone launch in May. Lenovo released its first smartphone last year.