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Tim Cook and Jeff Williams join TIME's “20 most influential people in the technology world”

THE TEAM, one of the most influential magazines in the world, has an annual tradition of publishing the famous list of most influential people in all areas. Tim Cook Party Rice. This time, however, the publication decided to do a little different, separating the selections by area. And, as expected, the CEO of Apple was present in the list regarding the 20 most influential names in the world of technology as well as the COO of Ma, Jeff Williams.

Cook appears fourth on the list, behind Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, in descending order. Justifying the decision, the TEAM says that the executive managed to take Apple to levels of influence unparalleled in the world of technology and his decisions about new technologies in the way of Apple, as augmented reality and autonomous vehicles, can dictate the paths of the technological world as a whole.

J Williams appears in 17th place in the list. Despite not being a figure so well known as Jony Ive (design chief) or Craig Federighi (software chief), Apple's COO is Cook's right arm in the company (he is, after all, the current CEO at was Jobs) and is often touted as the most likely next boss of Ma. TEAM says Williams is responsible for perfect harmony in Apple's supply chain, in addition to closely overseeing the Apple Watch project for the first new product category during the Cook era.

The complete list of the 20 most influential names in the world of technology today is as follows:

  1. Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX
  2. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon
  3. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook
  4. Tim Cook, Apple CEO
  5. Sundar Pichai, Google CEO
  6. Evan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of Snap
  7. Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
  8. Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO
  9. Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO
  10. Andrew Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services
  11. Ajit Pai, President of the FCC in the Trump administration
  12. Demis Hassabis, creator of AlphaGo software
  13. John Giannandrea, head of Google?s artificial intelligence and search areas
  14. Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber
  15. Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM
  16. Cheng Wei and Jean Liu, co-founder / CEO and President of Didi Chuxing respectively
  17. Jeff Williams, Apple COO
  18. Anthony Lewandowski, ex-Uber and ex-Waymo engineer
  19. Del Harvey, Twitter's head of security and trust
  20. Terry Myerson, head of hardware at Microsoft

Two other names that appeared on the list are not Apple's, but they can attribute a small part of their power to a company pimp. I speak of Cheng Wei and Jean Liu (both from Didi Chuxing, a Chinese competitor of Uber that received an astronomical investment of $ 1 billion from Cupertino).

(via MacRumors)