1. Meg Whitman
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Being successful in the cloud computing era means reinventing and innovating at a breakneck pace. That is what Meg Whitman has done with Hewlett Packard Enterprise—splitting the company apart from HP Inc. last year and then making a blockbuster deal to merge HPE's $20 billion Enterprise Services Group with systems integration giant CSC. Whitman's plan to turn around HPE is starting to pay off. In the most recent quarter, HPE posted its first year-over-year quarterly sales growth in five years. Thanks to Whitman, HPE is pushing the technology envelope again with its best infrastructure product portfolio in more than a decade—including the new composable Synergy architecture, wireless technology from Aruba, all-flash prowess from 3Par, and market-leading Intel based Internet of Things systems.