The 25 Most Influential Executives Of 2012

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20. Pat Gelsinger



After a lengthy career at Intel, Gelsinger joined EMC as the heir apparent to Joe Tucci. But Gelsinger was hand-picked to succeed Paul Maritz as the CEO of VMware, and now the IT veteran is tasked with continuing VMware's virtualization dominance while also building up the company's Cloud Foundry business.

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