The Smartest People in Tech 2011

From security to gaming to the cloud: Our annual look at the tech world's sharpest players and future giants.

Who are the biggest brains right now?
There's no easy way to answer that question: Plenty of people have high IQs, creative ideas, management savvy, and an uncanny ability to always be working on timely projects. For our annual look at the smartest people in tech, Fortune scoped out individuals who have all those qualities -- and more -- working in tech's hottest areas. They are innovators, to be sure, but they also know how to turn a great idea into a great business.

By JP Mangalindan and Jessica Shambora - Last updated August 30 2011: 10:32 AM ET
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