The 10 Most Influential Executives Of 2011

4. Larry Ellison

Founder and CEO


A technology speeds and feeds freak who hasn't lost a step. He has done the impossible this year by delivering on the breakthrough Sun Microsystems acquisition with more product innovation in a year than Sun delivered in the past five years of its life as a stand-alone company. His biggest channel move: hiring former HP CEO Mark Hurd. That's what we call being channel smart.


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