Cisco Chairman John Chambers, when he retired, was the second-to-last of the longtime big iron IT industry titans. The last, EMC Chairman Joe Tucci, is retiring soon. Is it possible today for somebody to step up and become such an industry icon?
I would say it's a changing of the generations. I don't think the retirement of Joe, who has done a lot for the industry and who has been a great spokesperson for the industry, means a fundamental change in the quality of leadership. I think there will be generational leaders who can be developed in the companies that are being developed today. It's a matter of the leaders themselves more than any particular fundamental change in the IT industry.