Computerworld Australia's top ten most influential of 2010

We're counting down the top ten most influential people, technologies and trends of 2010

The year 2010, unbelievably, is almost at its end. It certainly hasn’t been a quiet 12 months for the IT industry - and for Australia in general - but instead has seen change, reform and a little turmoil when necessary.

As we do get to final hurried months, we here at Computerworld Australia like to look back at what has happened since January and reflect on how the IT industry and indeed the nation has changed as a result of information and communications technology. In 2009, we tallied the top ten most influential people, technologies and trends of the year, judged by our editorial team and advisory panel, with the following results:

We also gave you, the readers, the chance to take your own pick of most influential. The results, though not surprising, gave an interesting insight into what you believed shaped the year.

This year, we’re doing it again. Starting today, we’ll be counting down from ten the most influential people, technologies and trends of 2010 as decided by our editorial team and advisory panel. We begin with the ultimate challenger smartphone platform - Google’s Android - which went from strength to strength both globally and in the Australian market on the back of new devices and a growing interest in the operating system from the enterprise. Each Friday, we’ll reveal another of our top ten as we head toward Christmas.

(See how we chose the top ten)

The top ten most influential of 2010

Like last year, we’re also running a Readers’ Choice award for the most influential, giving Computerworld Australia readers the chance to have their say on what made the year worthwhile or the worst yet, depending on your point of view. Starting Monday, 18 October, we’ll be running a poll to determine the top 10 as chosen by you.

Next: See how we chose the top ten most influential of 2010

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Linda Kennedy


So where are the top 3? List ends at four.



Wikileaks should have a place in the top 10 infulential in 2010. If you have global economic crisis as one of the top ten in 2010, definitely Wikileaks should have a place. Wikileaks is the meaning of our internet freedom that we have been enjoying today.


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