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Person of 2017 - TheInformation.com nominees

A handy list with links to the different nominees for person of 2017 of TheInformation.com.

The criteria for selecting the person are:

Person and his or her company will have a bigger news profile in 2017 than previous years.
The person will have a big impact on the global tech sector and consumers’ lives.

1

Evan Spiegel

Evan Spiegel

(wikipedia) Evan Thomas Spiegel (born June 4, 1990) is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of the mobile app Snapchat, which he created with Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown while they were students at Stanford University.

2

Tim Cook

Tim Cook

(wikipedia) Cook is the current and seventh Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc., previously serving as the company's Chief Operating Officer, under its founder Steve Jobs.

3

Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

(wikipedia) Whitman is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, as well as the Chairwoman of HP Inc.

4

Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

(wikipedia) He is the current chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft.[8][9] He was appointed as CEO on 4 February 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer.

5

Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai

Pichai is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Google Inc.[7][8][9] Formerly product chief at Google, Pichai's current role was announced on 10 August 2015, as part of the restructuring process that made Alphabet Inc. into Google's parent company,[10] and he assumed the position on 2 October 2015.

6

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick

(wikipedia) He is the co-founder of the peer-to-peer file sharing company Red Swoosh and the technology company Uber.

7

Jean Liu

Jean Liu

(wikipedia) Jean is the President of Didi Chuxing ("DiDi", formerly known as Didi Kuaidi), China's largest mobile transportation platform.[1] She worked at Goldman Sachs Asia for 12 years, becoming Managing Director for Asia in 2012, before switching to Didi Dache serving as its chief operating officer in July 2014.

8

Larry Page

Larry Page

(wikipedia) Page is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc. After stepping aside as Google CEO in August 2001 in favour of Eric Schmidt, he re-assumed the role in April 2011. He announced his intention to step aside a second time in July 2015 to become CEO of Alphabet, under which Google's assets would be reorganized.

9

Bob Iger

Bob Iger

(wikipedia) the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company.[2][3][4][5] Before Disney, Iger served as the president of ABC Television from 1994 to 1995 and the president and chief operating officer (COO) of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. from 1995 until Disney's acquisition of the company in 1996.

10

Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings

(wikipedia) He is the co-founder and CEO of Netflix and serves on the boards of Facebook and a number of non-profit organizations.

11

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

(wikipedia) He is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Motors; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity; co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of X.com which merged with PayPal of Confinity.

12

Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty

(wikipedia) Chairwoman, President and CEO of IBM, and the first woman to head the company.

13

Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts

(wikipedia) Roberts is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Comcast Corporation, an American company providing cable, entertainment, and communications products and services

14

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

(wikipedia) He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of social networking website Facebook.

15

Jan Koum

Jan Koum

(wikipedia) He is the CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp (with Brian Acton), a mobile messaging application which was acquired by Facebook Inc.