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  • Title
    Chairman, President, and CEO
  • Company
    IBM
  • Age56
  • Last Year's Rank1

In her second year as CEO, Rometty is sinking IBM’s resources into commercializing Watson, the Jeopardy-playing supercomputer. Rometty believes that Watson, a machine that can not only crunch numbers but also learn things, represents new sales opportunities for Big Blue. She’s also pushing into underserved markets — Africa, for example — and picking up new customers in marketing and finance, to keep the 102-year-old tech company ahead of the competition.

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