The 25 Most Influential Executives Of 2017

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19. Robert Dutkowsky

Chairman, CEO

Tech Data

Robert Dutkowsky went all in on the data center with Tech Data's $2.6 billion purchase of Avnet Technology Solutions. Dutkowsky said the combined company is better-situated to help partners capture business around next-generation technologies including converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, as well as security, analytics and the cloud. The bombshell acquisition also gave Tech Data a foothold in the Asia-Pacific region for the first time.

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