For tech CEOs 2015 may well be remembered as the year that the cloud computing market moved into overdrive.
Ultimately, the CEOs on this year's list were the ones that were the best at adjusting to the blinding speed of the market.
The market-rattling business impact of the cloud transformation had legacy vendor CEOs scrambling to adjust their capital structure. There were business splits by legacy vendor IT giants like Hewlett-Packard and activist investors like Elliott Management continually shaking things up.
It was a year that security breaches continued to wreak havoc on companies, putting more security CEOs on CRN's Most Influential list. And for cloud computing titans, it was another year of record sales, putting more distance between themselves and more-traditional competitors.
Our Top 25 Most Influential list, the top executives who have done more in 2015 to set the new channel agenda, is dominated by cloud computing luminaries and executives that have driven huge cultural shifts.
Our Top 25 Sales Leaders list is dominated by cloud sales leaders, hyper-converged and security sales superstars, and seasoned telecom channel executives bringing rich new cloud opportunities to partners.
Our Top 25 Disrupters list, the executives making life miserable for lethargic legacy vendors, includes an unlikely young financial executive wreaking havoc on the old-school vendors and solution provider CEOs that have transformed into cloud superstars.
Finally, our Top 25 Innovators list, the best and brightest pushing the technology envelope, features top executives driving their companies into the hyper-converged stratosphere; flash storage executive superstars; and CTOs for both vendors and solution providers that are delivering game- changing technology to customers.
Here then is our Top 100 Executives list, the fastest-moving executives in a market moving at warp speed.
The 25 Most Influential Executives Of 2015
Here we present this year's class of the 25 Most Influential individuals in the technology industry.
The Top 25 Innovators Of 2015
As part of the Top 100 Executives Of 2015, CRN looks at 25 execs that are setting the tone in the technology world.
The Top 25 Disrupters Of 2015
As part of the Top 100 Executives Of 2015, CRN looks at 25 execs that are throwing a curveball at the technology world.
The Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders Of 2015
As part of the Top 100 Executives Of 2015, CRN looks at 25 channel sales executives that really stood out as they worked to bring success to their partners.