For our second annual list in what is now a flagship program at Information Management, our staff, contributors, trusted analysts and past winners brought us their best examples of leadership and names to watch in information management in the coming year. Editorial director Jim Ericson, assisted by interviews and research from associate editor Justin Kern, set out on a long odyssey of listening and learning from the best and brightest minds we could find, and present the impressive results on these pages. In no specific order, every one of these movers and shakers imparted additional wisdom we'll be expanding on in a live event and online throughout the year in individual profiles at info-mgmt.com.

See detailed summaries and pictures of each of our 2011 25 Top Information Manager winners in our expanded view.

Terry Dinterman, VP of Technology Services, JetBlue
Ellen Shepard, CIO and SVP, Teach For America
Kevin Davis, Strategic Market Insights Director at Lowes Inc.
David Smoley, CIO, Flextronics Intl.
Casey Coleman, CIO, U.S. General Services Administration
Bob Page, VP of Analytics Platform and Delivery, eBay
Wes Flores, Director of IT, Verizon
William Szilasi, Director, Credit Suisse
Bruce Yen, Director of BI, Guess Inc.
Michael Gustafson, SVP for Clinical Excellence, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Micheline Casey, Consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy, Principal at CDO, LLC
Abhi Beniwal, Senior Director of IT, Daymon Worldwide
Suzanne Acar, Senior Leader for Data Strategies, Department of Justice, and Co-Chair, Federal Data Architecture Subcommittee
Troy Abraham, Director of Information Architecture, Dell
Daniel Lebeau, VP of Information Management Services, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
Holt Anderson, Executive Director, North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communication Alliance Inc.
Karen O'Dell, BI Product Director and Director of Business Systems, Station Casinos
Mohammad Rifaie, VP of Enterprise Information Management, Royal Bank of Canada
Robert Kaufman, Senior VP, Payment Services Division, U.S. Bank
Terry Coots, Senior Manager in IT Revenue Management, TXU Energy
Timothy Leonard, VP and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Xpress Inc.
Vittorio Cretella, VP and CTO, Mars Information Services, Mars Inc.
Chuck Backus, VP, Enterprise Data, LexisNexis
Jeff Huckaby Supervisor of BI, Pilot Travel Centers
Sherri Adame, Manager of Data and Service Modeling, Leveraged Practices, HSBC

See detailed summaries and pictures of each of our 2011 25 Top Information Manager winners in our expanded view.

Also see our 2010 25 Top Information Manager winners.

View Highlights from our 2010 25 Top Information Manager Symposium.